6 Months Old

Oh Baby, Oh Baby. Happy 1/2 birthday to you my darling boy. There are no words for how much I love you Kellan. You make every day sweeter, brighter, happier. I love seeing you grow, develop, explore, and become even more adorable each day.

6 months ago today your Mama and Papa were in the hospital waiting for you to enter the world. We were going on no sleep for over 42 hours, weary, excited, worried, basically a mix of emotions. BUT nothing mattered once we saw your face, heard your cries, touched this baby boy we’ve wondered about for 40 weeks! We fell in love immediately and intensely and that love has grown even more over the last 6 months. So much so that at times I feel like I could burst.

You are such an amazing little guy. Your personality is so fun, active, inquisitive, stubborn, fierce, and sensitive. Kellan, you are simply super duper!

Tomorrow you go for your 6 month well visit and we’ll have your official stats, but here’s what you’ve accomplished in your first half a year.

  • Smiling and squealing/laughing 90% of the day. Seriously, you are such a happy baby. You love to play on your skip-hop bird mat and grab the toys, roll around, talk to the different hanging animals, screech in delight.
  • Sleeping through the night and have been in your own room and crib for almost a month. Thank you (please keep it up!).
  • Loving car rides and looking out the window at the world moving fast. You love walks in your baby carrier and stroller even more. We’ve discovered you’re a nature lover. Trees and their rustling leaves are your favorite. You also love when we stop to look at flowers or plants of any kind.
  • Discovering the dog! Yes, Miss Basco is your new real life toy! You track her every move, pet her (while she sneaks kisses), and stare at her as if to say, Hi, nice to meet you sis.

We’ve started cloth diapering you, and your fluffy butt is too cute. We’ll have to write about that adventure in a separate post;)

You’ve had many visitors and adventures. Wine tasting with Grandma Elaine and Grandpa Greg. The Coast and hiking with Babcia Marianna and Dziadzia Andrzej. Babysitting (and letting your Mom and Dad go out on their first romantic evening) with Grandma Kathleen. Parties, Children’s Museum, swimming, play dates, birthday parties, dinners out, dinners in…you’ve been our super buddy through it all.

My favorite thing in the world though is hearing you wake up and talk to your hands or the mural on your wall. And seeing your face light up into a huge, goofy smile as soon as you see me or hear my voice. I get teary eyed just writing about it. I don’t think that will ever get old.

My blue eyed beauty, we love you so. Shine bright, grow strong.

Kocham Cie, Love you. Your Mama

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