6 Month Recap

Well, these past 6 months have flown by just like everyone said they would.
The newborn stage was (super) short and sweet and cuddly. Anthony and I thought we hit the J A C K P O T because he was sleeping through the night at 5 weeks and only cried when he wanted to eat. Every single thing he did was the “cutest thing ever”!!! The newborn yawns… o.m.goodness. In the blink of an eye he’s basically sitting up on his own, babbling like crazy and eating food. OH and I can’t forget – he has his first tooth!!

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I was in love with him from the moment he was placed on my chest, but once he started making eye contact with us and smiling, it was a game changer.  I swear sometimes I feel like my heart might pop from the amount of love I have for this tiny human and still find myself in disbelief that he is OUR BABY. At this point, it’s hard for me to imagine life being sweeter than it is right now. It makes me cringe when family members or friends say, “I can’t wait til he…” because I CAN wait. Babies are only babies for one year and I want to take in every day + moment of this precious time.

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At half a year old Nixon wakes up 1-2 times a night to eat and it looks like my “nursing goal” of 6 months will be extending because I don’t think either of us are ready to call it quits just yet. He’s still in our room, with no plans of moving out anytime soon. He’s starting to grab at anything + everything. It’s a privilege watching + helping him figure out the world. Tastes, sounds, sights, and other things that we have become accustomed to are totally blowing his mind right now. It’s so amazing to watch. He looks for my reaction to things and it reminds me that Anthony and I are responsible for teaching him everything we know. I don’t know what either of us did to be blessed with such an amazing gift, but we are both truly thankful.

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Before becoming pregnant, I never considered myself a kid-person or even baby-person. I’d be lying if I said I loved being pregnant and I definitely had some fears/doubt about being a young, first-time mom. Sometimes (a lot of times) the days are long and entertaining a baby for hours on end gets difficult + frustrating… BUT, being a mom is the MOST rewarding aspect of this life. Nixon has taught me more in the past half year than I could have ever imagined. And I’m still learning. Here’s to the next 6 months of endless, pure L O V E and “firsts”.  And here’s to hoping it doesn’t go by toooo fast.

Ashton Noto