When I was pregnant with Easton, I swore that I was going to cherish his newborn days, because they are fleeting. And who knows when or if I will ever have a newborn again!! (that's sad to think about, but we are undecided about the family size we want... more on this later!)
And I really feel like I have tried very hard to savor every moment of his squishy newborn-ness. But now, he's 3 1/2 months old and he's not a "newborn" anymore. He's a little human. Not that he wasn't human before, but he's grown out of the i'm-a-newborn-i-sleep-all-the-time-and-have-no-idea-whats-going-on stage. He's doing people things now. He's laughing & giggling. He's reaching for things, and he shows genuine interest in what's going on around him. He loves to be talked to, and played with. He just loves interaction with people. He's definitely a mama's boy and I love that.
The funny thing about being a parent, is that we want so badly for our kids to learn and grow. We love watching their little milestones and accomplishments - but when it's all happening, it somehow makes us happy and sad at the same time.
It's amazing how one minute I can't wait for Easton to be able to do things on his own, because it would make life "easier." But then the next minute, I want him to stop getting big and be my baby forever. So contradictory and bitter sweet.
When the baby is driving me bonkers fussing and crying because I have to set him down to prepare the toddler lunch, or get him down for a nap -- I need to remember that my itty bitty baby will be One years old before I know it, and then Two years old. And when that time comes, I will wish he would want me to hold him and cuddle him like he does now.
My little human needs me, and wants my attention. And dang it, I am going to give it to him. :-)
So... with that... enjoy these super rolly-polly pictures of my little squishy.
Ahhhhh, I LOVE this little guy so so much!!! Look at that chunky little baby. There is nothing better.