Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Has It Been 6 Months Already?

Hard to believe that 6 months ago tonight, our little bundle of joy arrived to bless our lives. On one hand, it seems like yesterday. On the other, I can't remember what life was like before she got here.

I'll never forget that first time the nurse handed her to me. I'd never even seen a baby that young before, much less held one. She seemed content to just look around and see what was going on.

In fact, she spent the better part of that first week just sort of looking around.

She was a scant 6 pounds when she arrived, and we wondered if she would ever get bigger. We worried needlessly, as time would tell.

At the risk of tempting the baby-gods, she's been an absolute breeze so far. She slept through the night by 8 weeks, and has now settled into a routine that fits pretty good with ours. She goes to bed at 7, gets up 12 hours later, and is always happy to see us in the morning. There's something about that smile, but maybe it's just me.

Her favorite thing at the moment is to make raspberry noises, which is either an emulation of one of her favorite toys, or a response to the numerous NASCAR (go Tony!) and IndyCar (go Danica) races we've watched together. The unfortunate side-effect of this particular activity is the copious amounts of drool that accumulate on her chin and upper chest. She's wearing a bib all the time these days, just to keep her clothes dry.

We can't wait to see what the next 6 months bring. There's going to be crawling, walking , and even talking by next April. Then things start to get really interesting...


MMC said...

Congratulations on the six month bday/anniversary. She is (as always) beautiful.

Enjoy, Daddy. Because in another 11 or 12 years (nah, probably 11) its going to be hell on wheels. Trust me. ;-)

balancing act said...

It's not just you. Smiles from your kids just melt your heart today and forever. My kids are 2 and 5. The first 6 months are great but it only gets better from there. Enjoy.

Kris, in New England said...

Sweet JEBUS she's too cute to be real. You've manufactured her, right? She's some sort of advanced robotics/animatronics...no living breathing human can possibly be that adorably squishable.

So cute!!!

Caroline said...

She sure is a cutie! I miss you guys so much. Glad I have your site now. Keep posting pics of my girl!!!
It's funny, I was just looking back at some pics from when she was first born in the pack-n-play with Jules at your house. She looked so skinny and small.... didnt take long for her to pack on thosg lbs. :)

Adeodatus, SPQR said...

Ahh, and what was the first Broadway song sung to the 3hour old young lady???

Wait til her suitors are lined up at the door in about 16 years and her 6ft 4in godfather starts singing it. Sure to turn most of them away...if not the large firearm needed to scare away the rest.

FbL said...

Lovely post. You are obviously a doting dad and she's a lucky girl. :)