6 months.

Monday, January 23, 2012


the best way out 
is always through

{robert frost}

Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder on Grooveshark
i loved this song before i knew parker was a boy.
so now, i still love it, but substitute she for he. 
go with it.

6 months.  woah.  ready for the cliches?  cause they're about to be thrown at you.  here we go!  where does the time go?  i sit here in total disbelief that i have a six-month old.  i mean, i know it's true.  he's chunky, he rolls this way and that way, he can almost sit up by himself, and he is strong and can arch his back at a moment's notice if he doesn't want to be in a certain position anymore.  but how'd we get here so fast?  i wrote it here awhile back but it's worth writing again: the days are long, but the years are short.  i am doing my best to soak it all in, savor every last morsel of the sweetness that is a new life in the house.  and so much sweetness there is.  parker has brightened our days.  not just mine and steve's, but everyone's.  when he comes down in the morning, sitting on my hip (something he couldn't do fresh out of the womb--more evidence that, indeed, he is growing!) everyone greets him with a genuinely happy, "good morning parker!!" and he reciprocates with an enormous open mouth smile.  like he is equally happy to see the same bright faces every morning.  you can't help but be happy with that looking at you!  he is a really happy guy, more credit to his nature than anything we're doing right but still, i hope that we're doing things right.  or close to it anyway.  

i could go on and on.  and on and on and on.  i won't!  it'd take too long.  there's too much to say.  i journal... my dear parker journal... a means of expressing the overwhelming feelings i have as his mama.  especially since he can't yet understand it.  one day.  so, i will end it with this: parker, we're so glad you are here.  i'm so glad you are here.  



40 comments:

  1. His smile is contagious! You can't help but smile back.

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  2. He is so sweet! You are so lucky to have such a happy child in the family!

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  3. gaaaah PARKER! you are too cute.

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  4. Gosh what a sweet boy! I'm sure it's gone by so quickly!

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  5. You can't help be happy with that looking at you...

    Right on.

    Such a happy fella. Happy 6 months, P.

    ps... How has it been 6 months already?!

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  6. Such a sweetheart! Love watching him grow and seeing his personality shine. Xo

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  7. 6 months. It's ridiculous how quickly the time goes...cliche or not. And you forget things...I hate to say it but you do.
    I am so glad for each of their baby books {and pics and videos}...they serve as a constant reminder of what they were like before they could ummmm...talk back and stuff.
    Enjoy every second! xo

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  8. so sweet! he really is growing up fast, isn't he? well you may have heard this a million times, but it keeps getting better and better. so glad you're savoring every moment with your baby. there are only remnants of my baby left, so it's gotten to the point that i don't want him to talk! haha!

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  9. Happy half-birthday to your little man! :-)

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  10. it really does go by too fast!! on the other hand, it gets more fun the older the babies get, don't you think? parker is so cute!! i'm loving those chunky thighs and hands!! ahh the best!! :)

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  11. I love these monthly posts, seeing how much Parker is growing ... that last picture is adorable, those inquisitive eyes:)

    What a looker:)

    http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.com/

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  12. SUPER CUTE! It's crazy how fast time flies!

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  13. I feel like your pregnancy went so quickly and these past six months have gone even quicker. Goodness how time flies!

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  14. This kinda chokes me up. I think that love between a mama and the baby must be somethign so amazing. I hope and pray and wish and pray some more that I am blessed to know it. Happy 6 months to your sweet hip-sitting bundle.

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  15. It's so fun watching your boy grow...Cohen is 7 months tomorrow so I can so relate to your posts (as I'm sure MANY of your readers can). He is just the sweetest and I agree about soaking in every single sweet moment. Being present.

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  16. This is such a sweet post! He is getting so big!

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  17. I say that ALL the time. The days are long, but the years are short. It helps me get through the hard days and hold tight to my little boys a bit longer during the days. My littlest is almost 5 months and 6 months STILL seems an insane milestone so I totally get the cliches.

    He's adorable - and those eyes? You guys are in trouble some day with that one. You guys and all the girls in his school. Trouble.

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  18. What an adorable smile! You have to go play "Beautiful Boy" because it always makes me think of our son, and I'm sure you'll love it to.

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  19. Parker is growing up! I can't believe he's already six months - when I started following you he was only a couple of weeks!

    Adorable :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  20. six months?! mama mia!! he keeps getting cuter. what a kid.

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  21. happy and smily and everything is right in his world!

    xo chanel
    http://bywayofney.blogspot.com/

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  22. SO precious! man times flies...he's getting so big!

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  23. What a beloved little man he is! Grow baby grow...but not toooo fast:-) xoxo

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  24. Oh what a happy happy and stinkin CUTE lil son :) Enjoy those long days!

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  25. he is so damn cute. and so sweet and easy to be around. give yourself more credit sister...i am sure it is his nature but i am even more sure it is how you nurture too. you are one amazing, kind, and patient mama and i have had such a great time taking this journey with you. love us these little boys.

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  26. Dear Parker:

    Happy half birthday. I hope you got some cake in your breast milk.

    Dear Bridget:

    Those black and whites are perfect. Especially the last one. It might just be my favorite ever of your little guy. There is something so good about a baby in a white onesie.

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  27. gush journals are the best. I have one for my son as well. Where I can go on and on about how great he is and how much i love him. Hopefully he will enjoy it one day.

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  28. This is really sweet, Bridget. Loved reading this.

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  29. you should know that I was your

    2000th follower!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think that you should stop by my blog and leave me a comment to celebrate.

    How cool am I? How cool are you?

    Erin
    http://someoneinmind.blogspot.com

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  30. um, isn't she lovely is the song that came on the radio when my parents were taking me home. love it! sorry it took me so long to actually follow and comment on your blog!

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  31. Don't ever be embarrassed to gush. He is too adorable for words and I am sure a blessing in your household.

    Fellow readers can all attest to you deserving the happiness Steve, the kids and baby Parker bring you. Keep sharing away!

    Geez, this is not helping my baby fever though! Shhh...

    VRB
    www.apeasme.blogspot.com

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  32. love these updates. what a beautiful little man.

    and every momma deserves to write any/every cliches she wants! keep 'em comin'!

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  33. Six months is HUGE, sister. All of the mobility that is ensues boggles the mind. He is just precious. XO.

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  34. oooh he is getting big! love the baby chunk..i want to pinch him. so cute.

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  35. Cutttteeee pictures!!

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  36. Can I just say that this is the best friggin idea ever? Stop being so cute and creative, Bridget - it's making the rest of us bloggers look lazy! xoxo, Jen

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