Wednesday, June 5, 2013

you, at six months: will.


You are almost 7 months old! Here's a glimpse into your personality right now.

You are the sweetest, calmest, most content little babe there ever was. If all babies were like you, the average size of families in America would be something like 25. You never cry, and only make the quietest little whimper when you are upset accompanied by big alligator tears that just melt my heart.

You are still a spitter, but you've improved a lot over the last 2 months. Your tummy is happy these days.

You are a Mama's boy. Or maybe I am just a William's girl? You have me wrapped around your tiny finger in a big, big way. I cannot resist your sweetness or the way you squirm and kick your legs and arms and squeal when you see me to try to get me to pick you up. It works every time.

You love to sleep on your tummy and will roll there to fall asleep no matter how many times I place you to sleep on your back. You always wake up first in the morning with the softest little noises and a beaming smile.

You are skinny and long with a perfectly round face and really thick blonde hair. You drool nonstop and have permanently rosy cheeks and huge blue eyes. You are gorgeous.

You love Nora, but you don't like her to get in your space too much, it stresses you out. You especially don't like it when she gets excited and reaches for you but just ends up scratching you instead. This is a constant issue between you two.

You can be shy and have a bit of stranger danger. You prefer to be held by Mom and Dad.

You are more reserved and observant in your personality and like to hang back and watch things unfold. You give strangers a bashful little smile until you've warmed up to them and then the giggles and personality come out.

You just cut your very first tooth on the bottom two days ago.

You love rice cereal, are a PRO at eating, swallowing and grabbing the spoon, and you want a bite of everything else, while we're at it.

You love to stand and have a strong little body. You aren't much of a cuddler because you stay stiff. If I lay you in a chair to play with a mobile you will flex your little tummy and do a crunch until you are almost siting upright. You can sit up in the boppy and are close to sitting up without it.

You are the calm and peaceful in our family. You make the world stop spinning when things are hectic and crazy. I am so grateful for you, William, and I love and adore every thing about you.

These past six months have been a total pleasure. Please never grow up. I can't even bear to think of it. Oh, the heartbreak.

All my love,


you, at six months: nora


Miss Nora Hattie,

You are almost 7 months old! Here's a glimpse into your little personality at this age.

You are the perfect combination of fiesty and sweet. You are both things, simultaneously, all the time. When you are happy you are really happy and when you are mad you are furious. You switch between the two emotions effortlessly, but you can always be coaxed to smile even in the middle of a shrill scream (you have a really, really, really, loud cry that pierces the air and drives your Dad nuts). You are the happiest when you are watching Evie play or getting tickled or kissed and you are the maddest when you have to wait even 2 minutes for your bottle to be made. 

For the record, I love your fiestiness. I love that you know what you want. I love that you have opinions. I love that you are strong willed and passionate. These are all great qualities that you may or may not get from your equally feisty mother (bless you) and that served you well when you were fighting for you health in the hospital for so long. You are brave, Nora.

For as fiesty as you can be, you are equally sweet. You have the most darling smile on planet earth centered between two of the chubbiest cheeks. You giggle, all the time. You smile easily and automatically and you are social and friendly and happy. You love to be tickled, you laugh when Evie passes you, even if she hasn't done anything particularly funny. When you smile it's from ear to ear and your whole body tenses along with your face.

You aren't so sure about rice cereal. You're warming up to the idea.

You are soft and squishy and a total cuddler. We LOVE your hugs and your open-mouthed kisses and your silky soft skin.

You have a chubby little face and fluffly duck hair that sticks straight up. Your eyes and hair are the darkest of all 3 kids. You are completely edible.

You love Will and you want to be near him always. You like to roll to where he is and reach for him, touch him, and scratch him. You smile when you see him. You are a doting sister.

You are the happy and joyful in our family. When I wake you up in the morning (you always want to sleep longer than Will) you give me the biggest smile and you curl into my body as I lift you to me. I get so excited to play with you and cuddle you and make you smile. You bring me joy every single day and I can't imagine my life without you.

I think you are so special, Hattie girl. I think you have been special, right from the start.

I love you.


a little photoshoot together.


 the day they turned six months.