Thursday, September 27, 2012

remember these things

Five months.  Time is a tricky thing.  It's cunning and has the ability to seem so fast and so very slow at the same time.  Anderson, I can't believe how much you have grown, how much you have changed and how much you can do!  I honestly have to strain a bit... I have to squint my eyes when I look back at the past to see my life before you.  It's seems like you were always here,  that I have known you for so so long.  And yet at the same token, it seems like just yesterday you were the size of a grain of rice as I tenderly held onto the secret that you were with me...before I told the world.

There are so many things you do that I try to forever preserve in a memory jar I store in the back of my mind.  Inevitably, we do forget things, even though at the present moment it seems impossible.  I wanted to jot a few recent ( *my heart may just burst*) moments down here so I will have them.

1.  I love your breath, it's so sweet and warm.
2.  Your eyes light up when you catch our reflection in the mirror before bath time.
3.  You love the bath, which I enthusiastically refer to as "Bathy Time Bubble Time".
4.  You are great at giving hugs.
5.  And playing peek a boo.
6.  Your idea of a perfect nap is laying forehead to forehead with me, as you firmly hold onto the hair at the nape of my neck. *this is my idea of perfection too
7.   You love hair, and I think you dream of hair! Fistfuls and fistfuls of hair to play with.
8.  A bit of naked time makes you wild! You love to do the naked baby dance before bath time.
9.  Oscar the cat is positively fascinating.
10. You make my day when I get home from work and you nearly bounce out of Daddy's arms to greet me.
11.  You have the most adorable thighs. You even got complimented on them at Barnes and Noble one afternoon.
12.  You smile just like me and Daddy, with a wide open mouth!
13.  You love Elmo.  The first time you saw him was printed on your diaper and you love watching 'The Elmo Song' on mama's phone as a treat.
14.  You can hold your own bottle and proudly hold your paci too.
15.  You are a light sleeper just like your Daddy.
16.  You make many of the silly faces your Daddy makes. Your favorite one right now is sticking out your tongue.
17. Just before you fall asleep in my arms you do this little movement with your head, just a little side to side motion, that melts my heart, it's so sweet.
18.  As I rock you at night you love to reach up and put your hand on my mouth, it is beyond sweet.
19. You are so strong, it's incredible!  And you are so proud of all of the physical achievements you make.  If I had to guess I would say you will be very athletic.
20.  You are so sweet, so pensive and so patient.  All such wonderful qualities.
21. You have the longest eyelashes.
22. I think you might just be left handed like your Pap Pap.

The list could go on and on but these are some of the treasured things I have in the forefront of my mind.  It is true that it seems like you have always been here, I think that's simply because you were meant to be here.  You are so many things Anderson, you are the key to my heart, the love of my life and you make me incredibly happy and proud.  I am one lucky mama.


  1. I just read this and decided that I have to come and see you all. Melts my heart to read this.