first there was nine months on the inside, and now nine months on the outside have passed too. it's not yet that major milestone of baby's first year, and yet i can't help but feel that somehow woodrow has made his first full turn and things have come full circle. things are busier than ever now that he's a speed crawler, and items that used to be out of reach are no longer so as he can pull himself up on everything in sight. i know walking and running are just around the corner, and i'd be lying if i said i wasn't nervous for that. as it is, this child keeps me on my toes!
he's always ready to ham it up for a camera, flashing those 2 pearly whites he's rocking on the bottom and still hiding that top tooth that cut through a couple weeks ago now. my little chickpea is also mastering new skills at what seems to be a mile a minute whether it be climbing stairs or learning to sip his green smoothie through a straw.
he is as sweet as ever, but our nights are still trying and in those trying times only mama will do. a few nights ago i went out for a bit of a ladies night with some lovely mama friends for some much needed wine & time away from our little loves. this was a monumental outing for me - my first evening out alone post babe - but it wasn't meant to be and after waking up discombobulated and refusing to take the bottle of breastmilk left behind, i was called home. sigh... i did manage to have a great visit (and a nice glass of vino!) before heading home to my sweet boys, and so didn't mind one bit as i know there will be other solo outings in my future eventually.
lately at night i find myself with him in my arms, swaying to and fro as he wrestles with sleep and i have a hard time believing that i can be so lucky and that he is really mine. on those nights once he has finally settled, this giant baby boy filling my arms, i can hardly bare the thought of putting him down in case i find that he's grown up by morning. so i hold him a little longer and soak up the smell of his beautiful little head before pulling myself away.
i love you little fox baby. but don't start walking too soon, okay?