Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Happy 6 Months Eli!

*disclaimer...i can always remember my mom saying "oh my baby (referring to me) is growing up WAY to fast!" I would roll my eyes (sorry mom) and shrug it off going on with my business. I use to think...i am not growing up fast. Middle and High school seem soooooooo long and then i have to go to college? BUT i get it now. Becoming a mom has proved what my mom was not only saying but feeling.

So. let me say it...MY BABY IS GROWING UP WAY TO FAST! I want to freeze time and suck up every single minute of this little guys life. Even though he has only been around a few short months, I can't remember what life was like without him. What did I do at 7:00am, 11:00am, 3:00pm & 7:00pm (feeding times in case you didn't catch that). Our little guy has brought so much joy to our family. and not only does this little boy have mommy all goo goo and ga ga...daddy is too :) there is nothing like that toothless (well he has 2 teeth now) smile and oh that giggle. ahh!

I read this quote today from a friend of a friend (you never do that right?...just start blog hoping and the next thing you know your enthralled with this family you have NO idea who they are but their story is really quiet enjoyable and you just can't help but read on...trying not to be a stalker. okay you get it) back to the quote:

"a baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for"

I have never been more tired in my life (or that i can remember) being up around the clock nursing eli the first few weeks of his life. but as i think back...it was just a phase and it too shall pass.

it seems like yesterday we were recording this video...

so here we are! 6 months later and so in love with our little boy :)

things eli loves:
  • daddy & mommy
  • his puppy dog madie...one day i will get him giggling at her. he thinks she is just sooo funny!
  • seeing his grandparents, uncles & aunts on ichat and skype
  • sitting up to play
  • trying so so hard to crawl. he hasn't quiet figured it out and i am NOT rushing it :)
  • riding in his stroller while mommy & daddy run.
  • daddy throwing him high in the air...a little too high for mommy's comfort
  • jumping, jumping & more jumping in his jumper!
  • toys
  • eating food :)
  • putting EVERYTHING in reaching distance & in site in that mouth of his!

thank you Lord for this blessing in our lives. i was reading this blog a while back and began to weep as i read this joyous post & couldn't help to rejoice with them! daniel and i pray daily that our little fella will one day come to know & serve the Lord! I desire nothing greater for our little guys life than for him to put his faith and trust in the Lord and to walk daily with Him!

and we can't have a post about this boy of our without some pictures. enjoy :)

eli in my tummy just hours before he joined us

coming home from the hospital

1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

Happy Half Birthday sweet boy!!


Andi said...

happy 6 months, baby!!!! see you in a few weeks!!!

Anonymous said...

Mae - blog hopping is how I stumbled on YOUR blog, and I have been faithfully reading along since last July! I wanted to finally post and say that I enjoy your blog, and Eli is just adorable! Happy 6 months to him, and best wishes for your family as you continue on your journey!