Zack asked me the other day if I thought about what kind of hairstyle I want Natalie to have once she gets a little bit older. She’s not quite 6 months old and already she has wild curls and great volume. Not to mention her hair smells like strawberries. I remember looking at him when he asked like, you mean she’s going to get older?
Every baby stage is my favorite baby stage. Those beginning weeks when all mama & baby do is eat, sleep and cry are such sacred weeks. They are the absolute hardest, but they pass so quickly. They are like heaven on earth for me. And now almost six months in, Natalie is showing us her personality, she’s BFFs with her feet, and we adore her crooked smile. And I can’t help but think, this baby stage is the best.
Natalie is eating baby oatmeal about 2x/day. She has been watching our hands bring food to our mouths for weeks now, and since her first tooth cut through recently I was like, well I guess it’s time? Pretty soon she’ll be feeding herself and I’ll be in the bedroom crying because she’s growing up. Ha! But of course, at that time she’ll be doing something new that I absolutely love and I’ll be quietly muttering, this stage is my favorite stage.
Zack is doing an amazing job with his post-production career and I’m so proud of him (!) and so grateful to have these years where I’m at home with our babies. When the days feel overwhelmingly difficult and I’ve tripped over a toy for the Nth time, I stop and focus on the big picture. I never go to bed regretting how I spend my daytime hours. Once in bed myself, it brings me an immeasurable amount of comfort to tuck away another batch of memories with Maxwell and Natalie.