You are seven months old today. How did that happen? Last Friday you turned 30 weeks, and I remember how excited your daddy and I were when you turned 10 days old because you were in the double digits! And actually, I remember celebrating your 24-hours-old birthday! We were just so excited that you were finally here and every moment was worthy of celebration! And now you're SEVEN months! You're closer to 1 year old than you are to being my teensy little newborn.
|Just a happy, healthy seven month old boy!|
|You at 24 hours old--what a long way you've come in the last 212 days!|
See, I loved month one newborn you. You were so sweet and cuddly and yeah, you cried a bit and helped me avoid sleep for the most part, but man, when you were asleep and snuggled into me...my heart just melted.
|My darling one month old baby boy.|
Then came month two when you started smiling. I thought there was NOTHING better than you smiling.
|Ah, the bare bum on the tum days of your second month...|
|Staring at your mama :)|
|This mama? Yeah, she's in love with her Rog Podge!|
|Roley-poley, bath loving boy!|
|Kisses for Mama!|
|Your favorite face to make :)|
|Oh, no biggie, you just eat like a big boy now!|
|You're the best exercise buddy ever.|
|Hey, Mama! Great workout we had!|
|My heart will NEVER be the same.|
|This image is tucked away in Daddy's and my hearts FOREVER.|
|Daddy loves you, too!|
Sometimes when we go to a party with a bunch of other cute babies and little kids--whom I really do love!--and we pack up to do home I'm just in awe of Jesus, because you are the one who comes home with us. You're our baby boy, our Rog Podge, truly a delight and source of endless joy in our lives.
Harder days may still come, Roger, but I can honestly proclaim to you with the Lord and your daddy as my witnesses: never once, for even a second, have I looked back nor yearned for the days before you came, when my life was so much more my own. This world is truly filled with more hope, more joy, more wonder and merriment because you are in it. I thank our sweet Jesus every time I think of you, Roger! I honestly cannot imagine how a mother could love her child more!
We love you, Roger, and I want to dedicate to you some of my favorite lines of song ever written, penned by Sir Elton John (here's my favorite performance of it, by Ewan McGregor):
I hope you don't mind!
I hope you don't mind!
That I put down in words...
How wonderful life is now you're in the world.