Hard to believe that it was only 5 short months ago that I woke up swollen and round for the last time.
When we welcomed Carson into the world I did not anticipate time passing as quickly as it has.
It seems impossible that he is already been here for five months.
Granted the first few weeks were quite rocky but this little guy has changed my life in so many ways.
Being a mother is life altering.
Being a mother of two after a 9 year gap is mind blowing.
Just when I think we've gotten into a routine, he goes and changes things up.
Fortunately I tend to adapt to change quite easily.
Adapting to sleep deprivation....not so much.
But this too shall pass.
That much I know.
I am really taking it all in with him.
Enjoying each moment, each coo, squeal and shriek.
Even the stinky poop.
And oh yes, the poop is off the charts these days.
We have introduced solids and it is a variety of colors.
(sorry...a little TMI I know)
I love that he has such a healthy appetite.
Avocados, Zucchini, Peas and Squash are enjoyed at all hours of the day.
This weekend he will try Sweet Potatoes.
He'll love it I know.
His bond with his big sister is growing every day.
She loves to give him baby massages after his bath, and has become so helpful with entertaining, feeding and even picking him up!
(Now if I could just get her to clean her room regularly!)
It's a delight to see how he lights up when she enters the room.
He is still quite the happy baby.
And yet so very serious. Well contemplative is a better word.
He's very curious about the world and people around him and can often times be found giving the 'death stare' to a number of people/objects.
Increasingly chatty he has so much to say to all types of objects each and every day.
It's quite comical to see him waving his hands at the ceiling fan, or telling his life story to his octopus.
But my favorite is when he sings.
I listened to him sing himself to sleep this morning and was filled with a greater love than I've ever known to just hear his little voice.
Yes our little family is now complete and we couldn't be more thrilled.