He made 2011 so amazing.
Makes me wonder how it can get better in 2012.
I spent New Years Eve writing his birth story… and oh. my. goodness. it was such an incredible experience.
I’ll be posting it soon.
But first I wanted to share his three-month photos.
Oh Judah, you are a sweet, sweet baby.
He’s chomping on his hands like it’s no ones business these days. He’s starting to drool. He’s sleeping through the night more and more (glory). He’s rolling over occasionally (tummy to back) but not consistently. He’s shrieking and talking and smiling like crazy. He’s getting thigh rolls and tiny little baby man boobs. (Love.)
Aside from all of that “normal” stuff, I wish I could describe how much he’s changed my life. I’ve tried, but there’s so much more I’m not even sure how to articulate.
From our second story window I watched my friend walk out of my driveway and onto the street today. She was trailing behind her four- and six-year-old boys on their bikes.
“That will be me,” I thought to myself.
It’s hard to imagine diapers and drool giving way to bugs and bikes… but looking at Levi lately has made me realize that those days aren’t far off.
He’ll be two later this month, my big, brown-eyed boy. And my goodness he’s changed since he was three months old:
Don’t babies change fast? They keep us grounded and help us remember that life does not sit around and wait for us to jump on board. It moves forward whether we want to keep up or not.
Looking ahead to 2012 makes me excited. New year, new chances to grow and be stretched, new ideas to take shape, new creativity to tap, new milestones to enjoy and record and celebrate, new family dynamic to learn.
I’ve got some goals for the year. They have to do with discipline and hard work… but ultimately they’re the kind that will make my life simplier, easier, more free to enjoy. I really do believe goalsetting—when done well—can help you evolve and move forward into better versions of yourself.
I’m all about that – moving forward.
But as I move forward, oh God, I so want to practice being in the present.
Because in the present I get this – my blue-eyed blondie, my three-month-old life-changer… that won’t be three-months-old for much longer.
Dear friends, what made your 2011 amazing? Oh, and did you hear? I’ve started a new blog. Come say hello if you’d like.