Look at those teeth! That gummy grin is no more as we enter the days of messy baby food, and clumsy baby mobility.
Only after shooting a newborn session last week did I realize that my baby wasn’t such a little baby anymore. His chunky little grin and long, round body are hulk-sized next to a newborn. While playing on the ground, he rolls from side to side, reaches his rotund hands out for toys and wiggles in an adorable attempt at crawling. He loves watching Margot play, and does not want to be put in a corner.
You’ll most happily find him in a Sakura Bloom ring sling (I’ve even converted several friends to this method of babywearing!), or asleep in his father’s strong arms. His giggles are infectious and his farts are hilarious. This kid can do no wrong. Even his wanton disregard for a sleep schedule is tolerable.
Today at his wellness check, the doctor told us he’s a lefty. He must get that from his nana Steph, Pop-pop and aunt Rachel.
I think he’ll be a great baseball player, and so fun to watch at bat.
Woody loves our shelter dog Sally, and the dog is so needy, she will tolerate even the most aggressive tugs at her ears. You’ll typically find Sally parked at Woody’s feet, enjoying a few kicks and toe-pinches that she undoubtedly confuses for petting. They’re a so sweet together.
Before we know it, we’ll be celebrating his first birthday, watching him take his first steps, and listening to him pick up on the English language. He’ll eventually sleep in a big-kid bed like Margot, then figure out how to open a door and holler “more play!” in the doorway behind the baby gate, also like Margot. He may even enjoy a princess movie like Margot, but probably not.
Happy Half-Birthday, Woods!