Baby girl is almost 6 and a half months… and had her first swing experience at the park. It was a great family outing with beautiful weather and she loved the swings. Our little daredevil. 😎
Her cute little peanut face, finger in the mouth, that smile.. and that hat… heart melt. 😍
Dare I say out loud?! She also slept 12 hours last night with one wake up at 5AM (when I woke her up to feed her and she went right back to bed for 2.5 hours). I love our little sleeper.
Last Sunday, we celebrated this man… my awesome husband and baby girl’s daddy. Can’t imagine our world without him.
Then today, baby girl said her first word… and it was “아빠” (pron. “ah-bbah”)… That’s daddy in Korean and it was clear as a bell. Just in case there was any confusion about what she was saying, she said it three times. Heart melt.
It’s hard to believe that our baby girls is already 6 months old… even harder to believe that we have been at this parenting thing for 6 months. It’s so cliche but really… how fast the time goes. It’s enough to make my head spin. There are a lot of crazy events in the news these days – mindless, tragic, hateful crimes – and I often wish I could give my baby girl a better world to live in. What I am realizing is that it’s the other way around. Baby girl makes this world a better place for me… the joy she brings to my every day, and the hope she gives me for a brighter future. Ah, I’m being overly sentimental… again.
I love this little peanut so much… <3
I decided to overcome the fear of traveling with an infant alone and booked a flight on Tuesday leaving the next day (yesterday) to meet hubs in Chicago. Baby girl and I are tired but doing well and she didn’t cry once on the flight, instead she smiled and cooed at everyone instead of sleeping. Everyone adored her 🙂 Success or just good luck? I don’t care, I’ll take it! (P.S. Noteworthy life first – changing a poopie diaper at 32,000 feet in mild turbulence).
Three years ago today, we were in Lisbon Portugal for a conference and this picture was taken the night of the gala unknown to us. We were newly engaged, baby free, and love was young. In this candid moment, with my then husband-to-be in his tux and me in my fancy dress, I thought I could not possibly be more in love. But, I was wrong… our love has grown exponentially. The foundation of mutual respect, understanding, and affection laid over the last few years coupled with the birth of our first child has brought our love to a whole new level. The way my husband is looking at me in this picture is how he looked at me when we fell in love, how he still looks at me today, and how I hope he will look at me for the rest of our lives together.
Call me a helpless romantic, I don’t care. It’s true. I am, and I own it entirely.
Maybe I’m sentimental because I miss my husband while he is away at this same conference and I am home caring for our infant. Maybe it’s because the world is topsy turvey and I fear that anything can happen at any time to wreck our perfect happiness. Maybe it’s because we are embarking on new territory, redefining “us” to include our family of 3. I don’t know… maybe all of the above and some other unsurfaced feelings. Whatever the case may be… I feel blessed. I feel grateful. I want the universe, God, to know that I’m thankful. I am braced to give more love and receive more love. Three years, nay thirty years, from today, I want to reflect on our ever growing blessings like I am today.
Cause high fives are awesome and so is our baby girl… 🙂 It’s true when they say babies soak up everything they see and hear like sponges.
Do not to underestimate tiny humans.
They understand and “get” a lot more than we give them credit for. And repetition is king. Sure, this high five leaves much to be desired by way of strength and enthusiasm, but baby girl is learning and that is cool beans to watch every day. #Winning #4Months
Baby girl is 12 weeks and already loves to sing along… melts my heart like butter on a warm croissant (yum). 🙂