01 March 2011

six months.



today, you, our little sweetheart, turn six months old. six months of growing big and strong. six months of hitting new milestones. six months of adventure. the best six months of our lives.

i always pictured what life would be like with a baby, but you have far exceeded our expectations. when you were born, our lives became entirely yours. our hearts were yours to keep. i think back on the hours of labor, and then the minutes after you were born. your cheeks rosy red, swaddled so tight, so warm and cozy in our arms. never wanting to put you down. never having a more natural feeling than you asleep on my chest. i never thought i could be happier than at that exact moment. the moment i first looked into your big, hopeful, mesmerizing eyes. the moment you first wrapped your chubby little fingers around mine. i never wanted that moment to end. never wanted you to grow, but to have you stay my newborn forever.

as each week, and then month, and then months have passed, i have had days where, just like the day you were born, i think that i could never be happier than at this moment. your smile gets brighter as each day passes. your laughter gets harder and louder. your personality, sweeter. your sweet baby skin gets softer. the rolls in your arms, wrists, legs and chins get chubbier. you make us so proud. you, our strong, healthy, growing boy.

the three of us are quite the team. we all share in the proud moments of watching you learn something new. you are a big boy, and will soon be bigger. soon you will crawl. and then you will walk. soon you will speak your first words. we have so much to look forward to. and as each new stage passes, we miss them, but we are gaining so much more. more of you.

each new stage brings a new kind of happiness into our lives. each new stage, and each new day, is exciting and special. and at each new stage, and each new day, we'll love you more and more.

happy six months happy boy. xo.

10 comments:

Ellie said...

Oh my goodness. Could he be any cuter? Got to love the bumbo. Don't know what I would do without it.

anna said...

Such a sweet post. I love that happy boy!

Rachel Miller said...

Laur you're a beautiful writer! He is going to cherish these words.

The Neilson Family said...

Happy 6 months Noah! He is so cute!! xoxo

Amy said...

Oh man, look at that smile. I love you Noah!

Julie said...

Oh my could he look anymore like Cortney? You both sure made one cute little Noah!

The Dumas Family said...

Happy 6 months sweet Noah! We love you!

The Campbells said...

I love your post about sweet Noah. We sure are missing you guys, the girls talk about Baby Noah all the time. By the way, that picture reminds me SO much of a picture I have of Olivia. I'll have to show you sometime. They have such similar faces...

Erin Bradley said...

Don't do this to me. It's been far too long since I have seen my sweet nephew. I miss him so stinking much!!

imagine:joy said...

Noah looks so much like Cortney in this picture! I hope to get to meet the little man next week!