On August 5, we celebrated Rhett turning 2 months old! Today he learned how to roll from his tummy to his back and watching his face light up once he realized what he had accomplished... it was a moment I would pay to watch over and over again.
Joshua brought up that one day we're going to be dropping him off at his first day of Kindergarten and I was suddenly taken aback by the thought of him growing up. I am so consumed in the now that I hadn't truly thought about this little boy, who is so dependent on us for absolutely everything, growing into a human being who will walk and talk, eat and drink, let alone one day drive and venture off to college (i'm not even prepared to go there yet though, so let's not).
Some milestones this month include learning how to smile and laugh, recognizing faces, holding his head up for long periods of time, and yes, rolling from his stomach to his back. He loves music and going outside instantly calms him down - what can I say, he loves nature like his dad.
Each month, he grows smarter, stronger, and bigger. He's already up to 12 pounds! Each month growing more independent and aware. I am so proud of him already and all he does is blow spit bubbles and smile! There is something about his precious little face smiling up at me as he kicks his little legs around that just melts my heart. No where else can you find such sense of purpose than when your son smiles up at you because he loves you so much and he doesn't even know what love is yet!
I know that one day he will be old enough to tell me he loves me with words, but his chubby cheeks and dimples are more than enough for me now to know that he does. I think that in order to realize what you have in the moment, you must understand that time is fleeting. Someone told me a few days ago while I held Rhett close to me as he started to calm down from crying, "I know you wish he could just tell you what's wrong or that he could entertain himself so you can get more done, or that he could walk or talk. But trust me, once they start to do those things, you wish for these moments back."
There's a saying "You don't know what you've got until it's gone." Fortunately, I am more than aware of this with our baby Rhett. This time is so precious - this time in which having him in my arms is enough to light up his entire world - and I intend to soak in each moment with everything I have.
Originally published August 8, 2017
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