6 months.

The woes of being a third child! The little guy turned 6-months a week ago today and I didn't even acknowledge it. I was aware of the milestone, mind you, but compared the half-year-birthday party we threw for my oldest, it was hardly recognized.

I laid down next to my little guy this morning and squeezed his ticklish thighs. He squealed and laughed in delight. He rolled over, his nose touching my nose. We stared at each other smiling for a moment until he grabbed my hair and pulled me in for a big, open mouthed, slobbery kiss on the nose. He belly laughed over that one. Oh, that kid is a charmer. He has his mommy wrapped around his pudgy little fingers and his curly toes. His sparkley, wide eyes draw me right in. He is one that can demand my complete attention...and get it. I'm there for this little sweetie. When he wants me, he gets me. And I'm happy about it. I wish I could freeze him at 6-months. 

Six years ago, I had no idea what a change and new dynamic these little personalities would bring to our family. Clueless that my heart could love three this much. I am completely enamored with my children. Each one came from heaven with their own silly/sweet/independent personalities. Each one made our home feel more complete and whole.

Yesterday, as I squeezed my baby's chub, I said, "You are so cute..." My 5-year-old finished my sentance, "...that you can barely stand it?" I must say that a lot. But it is true! Sometimes I feel like I can barely stand it. My heart is so full. I love my children so much it almost hurts.

Being a mom...it is the best. Really, truly.

14 comments

  1. Wow. That baby's eyes are something else!

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  2. He's a doll!!! I'm going to have my first grandchild in Feb. and can hardly wait. I bet being an grandma is the best too! I would like to just squeeze and hug your little guy!

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  3. beautifully said....how special it must be to be a mama. your little guy is so sweet....i had to smile when i saw that little face....the most amazing twinkly eyes!

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  4. Baby D sure is too cute for words.
    And your post is lovely. I can't wait to be a mom some day in the future.

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  5. Is that baby only six month old? I think he is so big for a six month. He is an adorable kid. He is like a doll. He has a bright future.

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  6. what an adorable little man, makes me want to reach right through my monitor and give him a squeeze myself! Thank you for sharing your children and joys of motherhood <3!

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  7. Motherhood IS the best!! I love it to-I have a almost 3 year old and a 6 week old! Great post!

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  8. I love when mothers talk about their children. It's so endearing and truly your words are full of love--it's like they are bursting out of my computer. Happy 6 mo. to that bubbly bouncing boy of yours.

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  9. Your little one is a cute! He is growing so fast.

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  10. amen! amen! amen! you described what I feel exactly. I love this thing called motherhood.

    And, I love that your big baby is a big baby like mine. Too fun!!!

    xoxo
    melis

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  11. I love 6 months! I think it's just the perfect age of dependent but not TOO dependent, you know what I mean? Your little guy is a total cutie! And I know what you mean by the half birthday, my oldest had one too.

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  12. What a hunk of love he is! Adorable!

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  13. Awww sooo cute! Look at those beautiful EYES!! :) :) :) :) :)

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