Friday, August 10, 2012

Ralphie is 6 Months Old!

Half a year. Where did time go?

My Handsome Boy,

You are a delight. These six months have been a joy. I go to bed at night and feel blessed to be your mama.

You coo and babble nearly all day long. You talk to your toys, and to your hands, and to Zoe.

You and Zoe have really become friends this past month. She plays with your hands and feet, and you watch her, all curious.

You are so strong. You can stand yourself up on your own when we hold your hands, and are getting closer and closer to sitting every day. You rolled from your back to your belly this month, too. You scoot yourself all around, somehow. We don't really know exactly how you do it, but one minute you'll be in the center of your mat with your head toward us, and the next you will be on the other side, turned around completely!

You are ticklish. It is adorable.

I have to admit, I'm a little sad about this birthday. I've been very reminiscent of the days when you were teeny tiny. It's bittersweet to see you grow. But, I am so thankful that you do, and that you are healthy!

You are friendly and smiley when people say "Hi" to you. You have started grabbing faces with both hands. It is really darling.

I am trying to teach you "kiss." For now, you just think it gives you license to chew on something else, but I think you'll get it soon.

Before you turn seven months we'll probably start you on some solid food. It'll be exciting! You reach for our plates, grab at our forks, and gawk at food when it is in front of you. Last Sunday, during communion, you nearly spilled a whole glass of wine all over yourself (and me!) because you grabbed for it so quickly!

You are a sweet, sweet boy, full of smiles and giggles. You are a good sleeper, a good eater, and over all content.

Daddy and I love you to pieces. We love you even more than last month.

Love, Mama