Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Six Months!

Ok, HOW has it been six months since my gorgeous boy was born? My God...I swear all I did was *blink* and he went from this:

To this:

Ten pounds, 9 inches, two teeth, a million smiles and a gazillion pint-sized giggles later, and our Tate is a half year old and on his way to ruling the world.

I still tear up daily in amazement over how damn lucky I feel to be his mom, to be the one who is, at times, tired and sleepless as he battles teething and growth spurts and the ever-busy life of a baby learning and attempting to figure out all the new things around him.

At times, life feels a little polarizing as a stay-at-home-mom. I joke that some days feel like the movie 'Groundhog Day' with little changing and everything staying the same. Only that couldn't be farther from the truth. I have this ever-important job of bringing up this boy who has all the promise in the world, who brings me more joy than I thought possible or worthy of experiencing.

I don't post here as much as I thought I would or wish I could but that's because I'm too busy being present for that blue-eyed boy you see above. I'm his mama and he needs me. And you know what? I need him, too -- and it didn't take me six months to realize that...six seconds was more than enough for me.


  1. He's incredibly adorable and so changed, month to month! I am so glad to hear you are as happy with motherhood as I'm sure he is to be your son! Congrats on the first 6 months!!! I wish you guys only happiness for the months and years to come. Try not to blink again this time, ok?!

  2. My God, what a gorgeous little man. Deeee-lish!

  3. wow he is getting so big!! chickpea is starting to look like a little kid!!

  4. It's amazing how much he has changed in those 6 months. And I can't believe it has been that long! He just keeps getting cuter!

  5. Those blue eyes are so gorgeous! Especially in that last picture with the blue shirt.

  6. Oh Mr. Tater Man! Grandma is so proud of you, and you are the sweetest, cutest little man ever! You tell your precious momma that I'm seeing more of her in these latest pictures. I can't wait to see you all again. I bet your having lots of fun with Aunt Rachael! Love, hugs and kisses to you all.

    Gramma Doty

  7. He is such an adorable child. He just keeps getting more darling all the time. Love those big baby blue eyes. Both of you are so richly blessed to have your precious little man.

    Lots of Love, Sharon

  8. I am cracking up because at first glance I thought he was wearing a Col. Sanders-type tie in that first picture, ha! He's so cute :)


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