Saturday, May 25, 2013

Seven Months!

Seven months seems way closer to adulthood than 6 months did. I mean, at 5 months and 29 days, you were still a baby. Then six months came along and I think I handled it pretty well. But now you're seven months, which is closer to being 1 year old and if you're close to being 1, then you're close to going off to college. There's just something about it being beyond the halfway point that makes the seventh month sound really old. Either way, you're there, Mr. Isaac. 
Initially, when I was reflecting on the past month in preparation for your dedicated blog post, I mistakenly thought that this month was pretty low on big changes or new experiences. In my mind, I was sure this would probably be a short and sweet update (what was I thinking?!) I was also wrong in assuming that I was a horrible mother who hadn't taken a single picture of my child since your six month chair photo. Boy was I WAY off.

This month you started eating solid food!
It was a pretty big deal! So far you've eaten cereal, carrots, sweet peas, green beans, squash, sweet potatoes, applesauce, prunes, pears, and peaches. You're a sometimes messy but always great eater. We've been trying water from a sippy cup, but you really only like it from a straw so far. Sometimes I think you get more excited for a straw-sized sip of water than you do for the food itself. You crack me up. I ventured into uncharted territory and made all (well, almost all) of your food. Turns out, it's ridiculously easy and cheap.... Like 4 steps easy:
This month, on Mother's Day, your daddy and I dedicated you to the Lord in front of our entire congregation. You had a mini-meltdown during service number two, but Pastor Scott got your attention and you calmed right down. It was a sweet time for our little family, presenting you before our loving church family and promising to guide and direct you. I hope to always point you toward Christ, and I look forward to watching you grow into a great man of God - what an honor as a mom. We had several family members visiting for the occasion, which was both fun and [at times] overwhelming. Your cousins were quick to love all over you and you seemed completely unfazed by the chaos.
You also went on another plane ride to visit family in Georgia. We'll just call you the world traveler! It was quite the trip: there was more chaos, fewer naps, and tons of love. You did relatively well on all 4 plane rides (Houston - Atlanta; Atlanta - Augusta... and then in reverse), with the exception of a meltdown here and there. It was both easier and harder than your first big trip to Georgia; easier because dad was with us, but harder because you are now bigger, more squirmy, and needing more entertainment! But aside from the traveling days, our trip was lots of fun. We went to Augusta for a wedding, but between the many showers and festivities, we squeezed in as many visits as we possibly could with a 6 month old who needs his naptime. You visited with aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. You even got to ride on a golf cart with Big Daddy.
My little son, I am so proud to be your momma. Your sweet and happy personality shines bright each and every day. My love for you, which seemed so deep and unending, actually grows more and more with each passing day. I am so very thankful for you, my greatest blessing.


Renee Sprinkle said...

Hollie! This post is so adorable. He is so adorable! I'm so happy for you, Jordan, and baby Isaac. I wish I was there to watch him grow up.

Kathy said...

Your little guy is getting so big, but I think you may have a few more months before he heads to college. LOL! ;)

How great that you had him dedicated on Mother's Day. What a great blessing that must have been.

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

This is such a sweet post, it is lovely that you are will be able to look back and remember all the milestones in his life. And what a hansom wee man xo

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