Friday, 14 January 2011

4 months

This is way late, but yeah, I'm the proud mama of a 4-month old. 4 1/2 month old now, sheesh. These pictures were taken on the 29th of December. What with the holidays and packing (!) we've been so very busy. I'll post more of an update for the 5 months post but I just want to say that my love cups runneth over for you, little person. The way you'll start sucking on my nose if I stick it in your mouth. The way, when you're howling with fury, you fling your hands out and they tremble.  The way you look as I take you out of the sink (where bathtime is), blinking, serious, and naked right before we throw the hooded towel over and I pat you dry with lots of kisses. You smile hugely and your eyes crinkle as I'm tickling you on the changing table. How your lips curl as I'm pulling you up to sit while holding onto your hands. You discovered how to make fart noises with your mouth and the intensity with which you do it is nothing short of impressive. The goofy, gummy grin you get when I stand you up and you see the world from this new vantage point. And the way you bobble and wobble all the while. The first of a lifetime of laughs, more of a grunting sound really. The pride I feel when carrying you around in the ergo, I've never been more excited to run errands.

I could go on but I'll wait. I am just filled to the brim. Thanks God, for choosing me to be her mama!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

A new year

At 11:59 on New Year's Eve Steve and I crept into Mila's room with two glasses of champagne. We counted down to midnight and in hushed voices above her crib wished our sweet girl a happy new year.

Nothing drives home how fleeting time is than celebrating the New Year. 2010 was the year that changed my life and I was sad to see it go. Besides Mila, other things happened but it all pretty much pales in comparison. 2011 is going to be tough for our family--but I know if we stick together we'll come out on the other side stronger than ever. Happy New Year.

p.s. The sweater Mila's wearing is the first thing I've knitted since her birth--well, unless you count some knitted candy corns around Halloween...progress!