Thursday, April 9, 2009
When the weather turned warm a couple of weeks ago, I took a walk in the park with my son. He swung on a swing set for the first time. The same swing set that I played on when I was young. It hit me as I left the park that long ago, as a child, I would have never imagined that I would be here in the same place playing with my own son.
It was such a beautiful day to wax sentimental. It took us a long time to get this sweet baby boy and it has been nice, for a time, to forget how much pain I went through while I waited for my prayers to be answered. For now though, I'm going to try and remember enough to love him enough.
Buddy was in heaven swinging on that swing. I'm attaching a short video of the experience. Please try and ignore my voice on the video. And if you must know, I did indeed, "get his feet."
Friday, March 13, 2009
Today Buddy is 9 months old. When I look at how much he has changed, I begin to wonder where my baby has gone. He looks so grown up.
The accomplishments of the last month are many:
-He can get into a seated position on his own easily.
-He has learned to stand-up using the furniture and is starting to cruise.
-He loves to be read to and has learned to turn the pages by himself.
-He has cut two new teeth in the last week, which brings his total to 4.
-Though he can't hold a cup on his own yet, he can drink from one.
Buddy's discoveries of the month:
-Frozen banana is a rare delicacy.
-It is very upsetting when Daddy leaves for work in the morning.
-The ability to make a sound isn't as important as the volume at which the sound is delivered.
-If you gnaw on your crib, you can chew that white stuff right off!
-Naps and sleeping at night aren't as important to me as they are to Mommy.