You are six months old today - wow, wow, wow! There were moments during my pregnancy where time seemed to stand still, so it seems a little unfair that once you're here it's flying by.
I remember so much about the night you were born, and while you are still little, compared to those first days you seem so big now!
|This was the morning after you were born - you weren't even 12 hours old!|
Your parents are not perfect people, buddy. We're going to make mistakes, but I promise we'll learn from them (and you will too!) and we'll keep going. This is what we do as a family - when things get hard we come together, support each other, and push through. And we always, always, take the time to laugh. (You're already mastering this skill quite nicely!)
Despite the hard moments, your Dad and I have been filled with so much joy since you came into our lives - sometimes I feel like my heart might burst from it!
Lately, when I pick you up from your grandparents' house, you've started greeting me in the best way. You see me, you blink a couple of times, then you start a slow smile that lights up your entire face. When I pick you up, you do one of two things - you snuggle in for a hug, or you grab my face and give me a look like "I can't believe it's really you!" You melt my heart, and I hope I never forget this feeling.
You are silly and hilarious and we love you so so much. I'm not sure I can explain how much I love you - how protective I feel over you, how I would do whatever I had to to make sure you're safe and feel loved; I'm sure I'll spend your lifetime attempting to put that into words.
You've been in this world for six months - and you've made our world complete.
Happy half birthday, Bubba - we can't wait to see what the next six months bring.
All my love,