12 July 2012

Little human.

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.

28 comments:

Julie said...

So cute:)  LOVE this age, enjoy every minute seriously it goes so fast!  
-Julie
http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

MrsEyeCanSee said...

These pictures are amazing!  What a handsome little man!

And I know it doesn't seem like it to you, but in comparison to my almost 2 year old he's still an itty bitty little squishy to me!

Ruthy T. said...

love these pictures!  he is so cute...baby rolls are the best!

Catie said...

Just precious! He really is a doll. :)

Devon said...

Love all the pics but this post totally made me cry!  Can't believe how quickly they grow....but excited all at the same time.  Well said Mandy!!

melanie @ now a queen said...

those last 2...oh my gosh! How do you get him to look at the camera, ha! Magic camera mom!

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

His cuteness makes me wanna cry! Ridiculous! We aren't sure whether or not we're going to have more kiddos yet, either. BUT, I'm pretty sure I'm not ready for the baby stage to be over with my Landon yet, so we probably will. :)

Love, Chelsea said...

Oh gosh, I just love his little face! These squishy pics are seriously going to put me into labor ;)

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

I love all the pics paying attention to the little details - it's so important to remember! I am in the same spot you are...not sure if our family will be bitter after #2...so with this pregnancy and in the newborn stage, I'm going to try to cherish and bottle it all up...because who knows if it will be the last time!

Meagan S said...

He's so adorable! We're in the exact same boat, not knowing if we'll having any more. And my baby turns ONE next month and I just can't stand it. It makes me tear up to think about it. I did enjoy the tiny newborn baby phase much more the second time, but it's gone by so much faster it's crazy! 

Rachel said...

he's so cute it hurts!!!!

Courtney K said...

Yep. This. I'm still having the hardest time accepting the reality that Noah is going to be FOUR in October. I look back sometimes and feel like I took complete advantage of him being a baby. I was only 21 when he was born and still somewhat of a newlywed. There are things I would certainly hold onto more and savor given the chance. I plan to cherish every single little baby moment this time (and every single moment of Noah being a big brother for the first time). We aren't sure about family size yet, either.  And he is by far the CUTEST little baby. Love his chubby little rolls. :) 

Danni said...

He is such a little darling! And to think Kaileb is just a few weeks behind him! Out little boys our growing up so fast! I never expected the nerborn phase to go by so quickly. If feels like just yesterday we were coming home from the hospital and he was all new and squishy. And now he is so curious about the world around him!

You have two very handsome babies mama!

Stephanie Clark said...

It's so hard to really savor every moment. Especially when you are tired or life is just busy. I am constantly reminding myself to savor those little moments, but truthfully it's so hard. At night I want Jonah to go to sleep, but then when I get him up in the morning I think wow now you are another day older..every day they are older and bigger and smarter. Okay now I think I need to write my own post about these feelings because I'm going to take up your whole comment section! Easton is so sweet and handsome. I kind of want to smoooch his puffy little lips (espeically in that last picture) is that weird?

Mandy Rose said...

Oh my goodness, he is precious!!! I am so glad that you commented on my blog yesterday and that I found your blog! Not only do we have the same name...but I swear to you...my Bentley was almost a Bennett and he was ALSO born in Jan. 2010! Can't wait to read more of your blog!!

Sarah said...

He is adorable!!!! He looks so much like you!! :) Great pictures!!


Lots of Love & God bless,
Sarah

forevergodsprincess.blogspot.com

Heather Kale said...

He is adorable! He looks like such the little man in the 2nd to last photo! Soak it up. I'm still trying to soak up the baby"ness" of my 2 year old hahah

Amy said...

I feel the same way! (I have a 3 year old and a 2 month old) I cant believe how fast my 3 year old has grown and I know the same will happen with my little one.. so sad get happy at the same time because I love the stage my 3 year old is in but I also know that I will miss the tiny stage :( bittersweet 

Tara said...

He is so adorable!! Love his eyes and hair!! And his squishy -ness!

molly said...

It's so hard to remain in the moment. But I imagine it's not hard with that cute face around ;)

Kyna . said...

He is so stinking cute! I love your IG photos of him! I get so excited when you post a new one! :-)
♥ Kyna

Angie M. said...

he is such a cutie!!!!!!  you make some beautiful babies!

Janelle Whalen said...

SUCH a cute little guy! 

lindsay said...

he is such a darn cutie!!!!!  can't wait for my second little dude to arrive in october for all the things you listed :)  beautiful photos!

Courtney B said...

I LOVED this post! I need to read it again right after I have my baby. I really want to cherish every moment instead of wishing time away... because it really does fly by!
Easton is SO precious!

Alissa said...

Awww, it's our squishy! I am glad I get to see him tomorrow! 

Ashley said...

He is so cute. I have been feeling so conflicted lately with my kids too, they are growing so fast and in some ways it's amazing and exiting and life is really fun with them but I feel sad that the baby days are over and they are getting so independent! It is cliche but true to enjoy every minute. xo

Hayley Gardiner said...

what a handsome little man!