“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." - Rachel Carson

Monday, October 1, 2012

Retta at 6 Months

Last week Retta turned 6 months old, which in some ways, it's just another month, but then again it seems momentous because we are already half way to a year. Her abilities seem to be increasing at an exponential rate. She just started waving this cute little wave this week, and has gotten pretty good at sitting up as well as army crawling everywhere, using her arms to drag her body along the floor. She is such a sweet little baby- incredibly easy going and smiley. And oh, that innocence, the gazes full of wonder, that unblemished quality that only someone so new to the world possesses, I wish I could hang onto it forever.

I remember this time last year, when I was only a few months into my pregnancy and I was experiencing those worries that come when you know your life is about to change in a major way. I was thinking, "Rowan is already more than we could've asked for, how will I find room in my heart to love this baby the same?" And yet, you do. Everyone told me I would, but part of me didn't believe them. I am so happy I was wrong- I am continually amazed by our capacity to love more and more, without diminishing the love we have for others. Retta won me over the second I saw her, and I'm every bit in love with her as I am with Rowan. If Rowan is special because she is my first child, Retta is equally special because she is likely my last. I am trying to savor every moment with this little baby because Rowan taught me how fast it goes. Screw the laundry and the dishes piled a mile high in the sink. Snuggle your babies while you can!!!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely adorable. I'm such a lucky Nannie. xoxo