Nine Months of Moments

There are moments when it feels like you have always been here, always been a part of us.
And then there are moments when it feels like you just got here.

There are moments that I love looking at you, with your one-tooth grin.
But there are moments that I’m sad the gummy grin is beginning to fade.

You are The-One-Who-Must-Be-Held and there are moments when that is exhausting.
But there are more moments when I am just so happy to have you here that I can’t put you down.

There are many, many moments that I just watch.
Watch you grow.
Watch you learn.
Watch you play.

I am grateful for all the moments I have with you.
You made us complete.
We love you.
(Especially when you purse your lips like this and roll your tongue over that little tooth.)


3 Responses to Nine Months of Moments
  1. Tara
    October 27, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    I love this post, how you composed it. Anna Alden looks like a total joy, even if she doesn’t ever want to be put down…I think she just wants to make sure you remember what it’s like to hold a baby when they’re all teenagers. 😉 It’s crazy how fast they grow…I remember that hot day at your house, you were eating wheat thins and nutella, and I thought, “She’s pregnant!” Seems so very long ago and just the other day all at the same time. Hope to see all of you again soon!

  2. Angela
    October 27, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    Sweet pictures! Time does fly. Doesn’t seem like it has been 9 months. Can’t wait to do some of that holding this weekend!

  3. CathyMartin
    October 27, 2011 | 9:34 pm

    She is absolutely gorgeous!! What a joy she is!