Monday, August 25, 2008

Six Months Ago

*Children mentioned with pictures.*

Six months ago I got up, took a long shower, fixed my hair and met my son. The whole day is a blur. I remember being very hungry and very afraid I was going to get sick from the pain meds. I remember the sound of Luke's first cries (he was so pissed off) and how the doctor laughed because as soon as they pulled him out (butt first) he peed all over Dr. T.

Luke & Kate 2-25-08

Luke 2-25-08


It's only been six months, although sometimes it seems like a lifetime. So much has changed. Luke sleeps through the night. He sits up and babbles. He smiles when M walks in the room and he loves to eat zucchini. Well, he loves to eat, period.

Starfish 25w6d

I spent most of the first few months worried, worried, worried. Breastfeeding was difficult, hormones were raging, and life was turned upside down. I know that I did not appreciate the small moments as I should have. Everyone told me that this time would go by so quickly and they were right. I worry that I don't appreciate this time enough. Every day is full of work, school, dishes,laundry,and a million other things. All I really want to to is spend time with my baby. Soon, Luke's gummy smile will be full of teeth and then he'll be walking and talking. When I look at those first pictures of him I wonder what it will feel like to watch him go to college or get married. Will I still remember what it felt like to rock him to sleep?

Feet 7 25w6d

Look 25w6d

We went to mass as a family for the first time since Luke was born. As I paused in prayer before the service began, the only words I could come up with were thank you, thank you, thank you.

37 comments:

seussgirl said...

I wake up every morning saying "thank you, thank you."
I already can't remember how small they were only 5.5 months ago; these days go too fast, don't they?
Enjoy every moment with your beautiful son!

Cheryl Ann said...

He's adorable! Thanks for the comment on my blog--love yours!

Jason and Samantha said...

The days go by way too fast. But I agree, all I say is thank you thank you thank you. It's the best gift ever.

Blissfully Teal said...

Somehow he is even more beautiful then that first day! And you are a beautiful and wonderful mamma. Happy 6 month birthday Lukie!

Becky P. said...

Luke is so darling! I love the video! If you're ever in the MN, you've got a volunteer babysitter!

Silver said...

Adorable! Happy 1/2 year little guy.

My twins are 3 already, I wonder where the time went?

Fertilized said...

Excellent Video - So sweet.

The time flies. I find myself being thankfully overwhelmed so much

Stella said...

Such great pictures!! LOVE IT!

you are so brave to head to church with your little man! We haven't been to church all together in years! :(

Christa said...

Luke is so precious!

Arpee said...

What a beautiful baby!

And is that exasperation on his lips as he tries to figure out how to eat his toy? Or is it squealing with delight??? So cute!!!

My name is Andy. said...

Congratulations! you have a beautiful son

Cassandra said...

Luke is a cutie! It's great that you're remembering to appreciate this age and to be thankful for having him in your life.

BrandiH2007 said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your son is addorable.

Mel said...

This is a great post, such a beautiful boy.
Thank God for such an amazing, priceless gift. ;)

ConverseMomma said...

My children are 2 and 1, respectively. I can still remember the sights, sounds, and emotions of both of their births. Now, they stand before me these little people, with wants, and hopes, and so much love. It never ceases to awe me.
Beautiful photos!

Carrie27 said...

He is adorable!!!

lifelemons said...

Happy six months baby Luke! Time is just flying by!

Marissa said...

Happy 1/2 birthday Luke!!!

now how does one go about getting a nifty custom blog header like you have?

thanks for 'lurking' on my blog - no need to lurk, you're welcome there -- now I have yours to read too. :D

~Jess said...

Your son is adorable! Thanks for the comment on my blog :-)

KimboSue said...

Great pics. He is adorable. I am saying "thank you, thank you, thank you" and I haven't even had my baby yet!

ICLW

Chris said...

It does go fast and you will remember it all. My oldest is almost 12 and I still remember the rush of emotions I felt the first time I saw him. He also still cuddles with me (even though he is bigger than me)and I will cuddle with him as long as he lets me.

Thank God for our beautiful miracles!

Marissa said...

not sure if this will go through twice or not... if so, it'll just be twice as nice. :)

i knew you were a Creep, we Creeps can smell each other many miles a way. ;)

alicia said...

he is sooo adorable!!

so I have seen you comment almost in every place I have commented, going for Iron Commentor are you?? ha ha! way to go :)

here from iCLW

Dreamer4agift said...

He's just beautiful.

Artblog said...

Oh bless,! Doesnt he hold his head up well :)

XXX

Nine said...

This post almost made me cry! Happy six month birthday, Luke! He's beautiful!

LBluca77 said...

He is so cute!! I can't believe he peed on the doctor, typical boy.

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) said...

Beautiful...love the ending line!

I can definitely relate to feeling like it's all going too fast an I'm not appreciating it enough (though that's gotten much easier now that my little one's a little older and I'm enjoying it more--I'm more of a toddler person than a baby person). But it's wonderful that we get their whole lives to enjoy being parents!

(Here from ICLW)

Ginny said...

They grow up quick don't they! My youngest just turned 7 & my oldest is about to be 11 & is starting middle school. Crazy!

He is a cutie!

Erica said...

thank you for you comment on my blog. your son is so handsome!

ms. c said...

Happy 6 months Luke. And to you too, Kate. It IS amazing how time flies. Just t few minutes ago I was outside and saw a three week old baby. It seems impossible that Sacha was ever that little.

Luke is simply stunning. I can't stop staring at the pictures!

Amy said...

He's absolutely adorable!

Amanda said...

This is such a beautiful post. I soooo understand. Time is going by so quickly. I hate that I spend so much of my time being stressed out. That's not what I want to remember about this time with Brooklyn. The tiniest details of how it feels to hold her and rock her and see her smile at me. I hope all that remeains, not how stressed and upset I am so much of the time.

kccat said...

Very cute pics. He's a cutie.

ICLW

Leendaluu said...

Oh, that picture of his feet makes me melt... Now my twins are grown up and have stinky 6 year old feet...but they're still kinda cute.

Wenchy said...

The pictures are beautiful

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