Wednesday, May 19, 2010
7 Months Today!
To see more of Rosemary's photos from today, check out my 365 blog.
Seven Months. Wow. Sometimes I still can't even believe you're here and you're mine. Seems like just yesterday I was finding out I was expecting you, then learning you were going to be a she (one year ago yesterday) and fixing your nursery just right. Is it really possible it's been seven whole months since I've been pregnant? A year since I learned you were a girl? Which, by the way, I knew.
I think about all of the things still to come and it makes me a little scared to be honest. Right now I just have to keep you safe and love you. As you grow, I have to do that, and also teach you how to be a wonderful person. I have to teach you right from wrong, how to love, how to forgive, how to count, how to do everything! You can see how this would be overwhelming for a Mom!
Thank God I have your Dad to help. :)
I hope I can teach you the best way to do all these things and more. I know it's only going to get harder, but I know it's only going to get more rewarding too.
When I was clipping your nails today, I thought back at how intimidated I was the first time I did it. I put it off until you were about two months old I think, as I was just so nervous I'd cut you. Then of course I snipped your finger and made you bleed when I finally did. How awful I felt, and how I swore I'd never get up the courage to clip your nails again.!
Well, I did, and now when I clip your nails, I finish all your fingers and toes in about two minutes. Your Mom, the old nail pro. :)
It reminded me of how intimidated I still am about our future together. How I don't want to hurt you and how I want only the best for you. I know I'm going to make mistakes, but I promise, with practice, I'll learn from them and from you. I can't wait for the new things to come because as much as I'm sad to see the past go by, I'm so excited for all the wonderful things our future has in store.
Every month I'm saddened that you're getting older, yet every month I love you more and more. I think how much more fun this month was than the last. Funny how that is.
I want the past to stay the present, but I want the future too.
I want it all with you.
Some of the things you've learned and perfected this month:
- You roll all over the place - baby proofing is in action!
- You got your first two teeth
- You've finished all your veggies and started fruits
- You play more and more with toys and books
- You say Mama all the time with an occasional Dada - as well as plenty of other sounds
- You're a professional sitter now
- You LOVE other babies now
- You play with Lucy and grab her more than ever
- You got your first cold. From your loving Mother. :(
Rosemary, I love you so much and I can't wait to see what month seven has in store!