This past Monday, Abi turned 6 months old. I can’t believe she is 6 months already! Sometimes, it seems like she has just arrived, and other times, it seems as though she has always been here.
So many changes have taken place in this last 6 months – in Abi, in me, in our little family of three.
Abi has gone from the “larvae” stage: eating, sleeping, dirty diapers; to the infant stage: smiling, cooing, teething, looking at things; to the older baby stage: sitting, lunging, laughing, babbling, eating, playing, blowing raspberries, giving hugs, jumping. All in 6 short months.
I have gone from my control-freakish tendencies, needlessly worrying about myself, being in control of my own body and mind, and having things go my way; to letting go more, worrying needlessly about another human and forgetting myself, having no idea what is going to happen from one day to the next, and living more in the moment. All in 6 short months.
Our family has changed, too, from Wes and I always looking for new adventures to push ourselves and having things go the way (mostly) we plan them, work weeks getting a bit mundane; to including Abi in everything and going on new kinds of adventures with her, and work weeks (what day is it, anyway?) never getting boring.
I can’t believe how fast it has gone – that is such a cliche, but so very very true. I feel incredibly privileged to be at home with our little girl. Especially when I realize how quickly she will grow up.