Monday, April 11, 2011

Loving This

I realized that over the past little while I’ve done quite a bit of talking and writing about “the bad” of having a baby. The sickness. The lack of sleep. The teething. The general exhaustion.

But, you know what?

I’m loving this.

This six month stage? Ah-may-zing. So much stinkin’ fun. It’s so fun, in fact, that it is (almost) enough to make me stop being sad that she’s getting so big so fast and simply look forward to all the awesomeness that is to come. Almost, I said.

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Everything she does right now is just so fun. She’s always had a shining personality but lately? It is just being displayed more and more and more. She is a little person. A silly, lovable, beautiful, kissable, delightful little person.

The constant “huuh huuh huuh” giggle that she does pretty much constantly every single day. The slobbery raspberry kisses that she plants on my cheek all through the day. The kicking of the feet and lighting up of the eyes that happens when her Dad walks through the door. The excitement at the mere mention of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Not to mention how she arches her back and cranes her body when we’re outside so that she can see exactly where her puppy is. And how her feet kick at a speed unknown to man when she gets excited in the bathtub. There’s also the frequent attempts at perfecting downward dog. The learning to feed herself big people food. The drinking from a straw.

Need I say more?

I want to capture every little piece of her to remember her forever just like this.

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Because, this age?

I love.

14 comments:

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

I LOVED that stage too. But then? I loved the 9+ stage even more. And I keep loving the stages while missing my newborn squishy baby. I guess thats why we have more kids ;)

Jackie said...

Peanut did the downward dog too! I had idea what that was (exercise much?) and my husband and mother in law had to explain it to me. ;)

Erica said...

The stages just keep getting better, you're so right about that. :) And I think there is something different about me, because I honestly don't get sad about her growing like everyone else seems to, they joy of each new thing she does just overwhelms me.

Penny said...

Awww...6 months is when they start getting so much personality!! She is beautiful!

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Ditto what Katie said. Until they start talking back. But by then I had three kids.

Anyhoo, this is YOUR blog, not mine. I love your baby and I love seeing her all over Instagram. She definitely gets her good looks from you, Mama.

Anonymous said...

awe I just love her so much. I can't wait to see her soon. Love ya sista -Amy

Brittany Ann said...

I'm glad. This gives me hope. Because I cannot even look at the "big girl" 6 month old clothes without crying that my baby - who isn't even outside me yet! - is going to grow up!

Nicole said...

Just wait for 9 months! Oh, I LOVE 9 months!!! :)

Kar said...

The downward dog eh!! go girl!!hehehe

Look at her lashes, holy smokes!
She looks so grown up holding her snack :) And her hair!?? it's getting so thick.

We miss you Eva (and mommy)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I loved, loved, loved the 6 month stage! It's like all of a sudden they are just these adorable little people with amazing personalities. But just you wait.. the 9 month stage is my fave as it appears to be many others' too! But soak it in Mama.

Jennifer said...

She is adorable! The stages do just keep getting better! It's amazing to think there is even more joy in store!!

Gina said...

Making Auntie Gina proud with that downward dog. Tell her that someday I'll teach her tree pose. She's a doll.

Jess said...

I love the 9-18 months age. They're still cute, and sweet, but don't have a broad enough vocabulary yet to be obnoxious. Although, in my house, my nonspeaking child is just as obnoxious as my chatterboxes.

I'm trying to enjoy each stage. Because watching your baby grow into a person? Is an amazing thing.

Although, Eva is such a cute little booger I'd probably want to keep her that age forever too.

Land of Blissful Chaos said...

Too cute. 6 months is a great age. Oh, and that little mesh feeder? I loved ours.