Look who is 5 months…

Jul 5, 2012

My gosh, I cannot believe Olivia is already five months. She is growing so fast and it makes me sad. A baby does not stay a baby near long enough. Although, when you’re deep in the middle of baby mode you feel like it will never end and your life will be like this forever. But when your youngest just graduated high school like Ansley just did when I look at baby photos of my niece Olivia it really seems as though Ansley should be around 2 or 3 not 18.

I think the best advice I would give to first time parents if asked is first accept your child for who he or she is and enjoy each and every second of each and every day and document, document, document. Documenting doesn’t have to be something grand just a little something from each day… a photo, jotting down something cute the baby did or how you feel. The main thing is to just document something because when you put all those little somethings together, one day you will be able to reflect upon your incredible journey of parenthood and be so thankful you took the time to do so because now all those little somethings have great meaning.

I love the look on Olivia’s face in these photos as she tries cereal for the first time… it looks as though she’s thinking, “Dad, do you see what mom is doing, are you aware of my situation”?

She is so adorable and I’m so sad I don’t live closer. Olivia looks like she’s not so sure this cereal stuff is necessary and her bottle still works just fine. Her eyes and mouth say it all.

And here she looks so accomplished with her big bad self.  “Cereal, no biggie, bring on a bigger challenge”. I love that sweet little face… well it’s really those sweet chubby cheeks I love so much and that little neck hidden somewhere underneath her chin and her chubby wrists and cute little toes. She is so adorable.


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