Friday, January 27, 2017

Dear Asher: 6 Months

Dear Asher,

Happy six month birthday! How are you already halfway to a year? This was a big transition month for us; I started back at work and you started daycare. We were pretty nervous about it since you still weren't consistently taking a bottle, but you have been absolutely thriving at Ms. Aster's. She loves you and the feeling is clearly mutual.

First day of daycare

We sold your baby swing and bassinet. I'd like time to slow down just a little bit. Since you are our last baby, it's hard not to get emotional thinking about all of the "lasts" that are happening. Of course there are so many "firsts" still to come, and I can't wait for those. But, still, the last curl of your tiny baby lips. The last snuggle where your whole body fits on my chest. The last gummy smile and chubby, wobbly knees. You are just so perfect and I wish I could bottle this time up.

But, time waits for no man and you continue to grow into a little boy. This month you are sitting on your own like a champ. You still fall over sometimes, but you are so much steadier by the day. Still no rolling yet though. You'll get there one day.

You started experimenting with solid food! Of course you took to it right away--I mean, you are our child. So far you've had carrots, cucumbers, cantaloupe, turkey meatball, cauliflower with garlic, and a spinach banana muffin (recipe coming soon!). I'm not sure that you understand that food is for eating, or that it's any different than your teething toys, but you seem to enjoy it nonetheless.

The number one thing that I hear from people who meet you is how happy you are. And it's true! I love how freely you give smiles and giggles. You are ticklish under your neck, on your chest, and under your arms, but what really gets you going is anything Zahara does. If she's laughing, you laugh hysterically in big, throaty giggles.*

Asher, you are such a delight. These past six months have been so wonderful (truly!). Keep doing what you're doing. We love you to the moon and back!

*If you can't see the video, click here.

Read about Zahara at this age:
Dear Zahara: 6 Months

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