Half a year.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Someone please tell me how. How on earth am I able to say that it's been half a year? A half a year. Year seems to be one of our longest denominators of time, followed by decade. And here I can halve it to apply to the length of time since my world was completely rocked.

It seems that it was an instant ago and yet, I can't fully say that. I feel when looking back at myself, as though I were still a child, even leaving the hospital with my son. I don't think I could ever fully evaluate the changes and growth that Tony, Isaac and myself have experienced in such a short time frame.

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To all of my lovely pregnant friends, I say this knowing full well you won't be able to, but enjoy every moment. You've heard it said and I know your intentions are good, but it doesn't matter just how hard you try to cling to every second, living each one to it's fullest. The time will still pass too quickly, fleetingly. You'll find yourself a half a year in, with an almost crawling child, wishing you could just have all of those moments back, convinced that you could have cherished them more if you'd only known how fast they would transition away. All these emotions tumbling about, while still excited and relishing the moments of the future.

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Wasn't it just yesterday? My heart feels as though it might have been, but my mind is too rational.

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And so I welcome my little man, already a half a year old.
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Who's every charm causes me to melt.
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He is my amazing son {just as every daughter or son is amazing}.
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Who doesn't quite have the world figured out.
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But I can't wait to help him explore.
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At 6 Months:

Isaac can roll regularly from stomach to back and back to stomach

He has been holding his bottle at my Mom's since he was 3 months old

Isaac picks up toys that he has dropped

He can reach for a toy when on his hands and knees, balancing on one arm (I think he may initiate crawling by the end of this weekend, as he can move his arms, he just doesn't realize he's moving forward yet)

He is very vocal, with a variety of sounds produced

Isaac can sit up and is almost able to get himself into a sitting position from his stomach (just within the last few days)

29 comments:

Amanda said...

Just beautiful!

Lisa said...

Beautiful post. And, I'm scared about how true it all is... Pregnancy has made me realize that when it comes to your child, life just moves too fast. Thanks so much for the reminder, and while it will never be enough...I'll do my best to cherish every moment.

*claire* said...

I imagine it's hard to watch time fly by, but that only means he's growing up just the way he's supposed to!

it's funny to see the newborn pic now that we know what he looks like now - you can totally see the same little cheeks and cute mouth!

Mrs. A said...

such a beautiful post!!

Beth Ann said...

Love this post. And his pictures are adorable.

Randi said...

i love his little smirks!! he is soo adorable and strong geez!

Kristal said...

Great post, Leah. I can't believe he's 6 months old! His personality is so big - I love all his facial expressions.

Meredith said...

Yeah, this just about made me cry today.

I constantly have to remind myself not to wish I were at the end of my pregnancy already.

Erin said...

Wow - what a beautiful post, and seriously Isaac is just so adorable - his CHEEKS! It's pretty crazy to think that in just 9 months this babe that is currently kicking away in my belly will be that big already. Great reminder to just enjoy each day as it comes :)

Bluebird said...

I hope you save this post for Isaac...because it is absolutely beautiful. And I think someday, far off in the future, when he is a father with a child who is half a year old, he will really appreciate this.

Rose said...

Great post. i feel the same way, and my little guy is only 4 weeks old. Well written!

Dunc said...

Aaaah, I love those pictures (especially the sassy one in his plaid top)! Happy 6 month bday, Isaac!

julie said...

This post has me in tears! I have had such a rough day with Brayden but I have been trying to just relax and let go...I needed this! Isaac is such a doll.

Julia said...

Gorgeous post, leah. I promise to try and let every moment sink in....if you do the same! If the first 6 months flew by just imagine what you'll be saying at 6 years!

And seriously, Isaac is incredibly adorable. It's sick, really:)

sierra said...

Oh my gosh, he is SO CUTE!!!

Amy said...

sweet post! i agree, and am trying to savor every moment, and it literally makes me sad to think how fast it will go before i know it! We all need little reminders to suck up all the good thigns in life once in a while!

Joi said...

I remember when you announced your pregnancy! I can't believe time is passing by so fast. He's a cutie, Leah.

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Cute photos! We are only 2 weeks behind you. I can't believe it! I just can't! But I love the smiles and the laughter. Life is so much better with Gooner here!

Amber said...

He is so cute! I can't believe he's already six months old. I remember when you announced you were pregnant. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy every moment. It's easy to forget when they've been screaming their head off for four straight hours.

fah said...

Happy 6 month birthday Isaac! That's a cute little blue jacket and hat he has too!

Jennifer said...

Happy half year birthday little man!!

jennifer said...

Love the pics, he's such a cutie!

I have a question for you, I actually tried paging you on D&R but I assumed you don't frequent it much. Anyway, I was wondering if you shoot primarily in RAW or JPEG Fine? I have my first engagement shoot coming up and I'm a little unsure which might be my best bet. I thought you might have some insight since you just started also!

Megan said...

Isn't it just crazy how fast it goes... all the while just loving every moment. Thanks for the reminder! LOVE his little jacket, how amazing is that!!

Leslie G said...

Oh Leah, he's too cute! And I can obviously agree that time flies way too fast when you are watching your little one grow. Cameron will be year old next month- YIKES!

Katie said...

Leah, you say everything I think so much better than I could. Happy 6 months Isaac!! What a cutie!

Write to Simplicity said...

Isaac picks up toys that he has dropped... pretty soon he'll be cleaning the house. :) such a cutie!

Wanderluster said...

How lucky are you to have had this beautiful angel in your life for the last six months! He's a blessing.

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

he is such a little man, just takes my breath away! You are truly truly blessed.

Katie said...

Awwww, he is just SOOOOO adorable!!! You guys are so blessed with such a wonderful boy. :) :) :)

 

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