Brady is 6 months old today. I can't believe how quickly time goes by. It's going too fast. Even though there have been some rough days/weeks over the past 6 months, I would never wish this baby stage away. I'll never get these moments back. So, I'm doing by best to cherish them. That doesn't make the difficult days any easier, but it helps keep things in perspective.
I love this picture. It was taken the morning after Brady was born. I remember exactly how I felt in this moment: pure joy. I was so happy to have him on the outside, to just hold him. I was happy that I could eat food that morning after the c-section the day before. I was enjoying the time that it was just the 3 of us- Rob, Brady and I. Rob asked me if I wanted him to hold Brady while I ate, I didn't. I just wanted to snuggle him and love on him.
At 6 months, Brady already has a distinct personality. I could tell when I was pregnant with him that he was going to be a nut. I remember the morning of my c-section, the nurse put the monitor around my belly and Brady did some type of large movement. The nurse looked at me and said, "um, how did he do that? How does he have the room to do that?" I said, "oh, he doesn't...but he does it all the time". There were nights at the end of my pregnancy where he would just go crazy, for hours. And now at 6 months, he is seriously crazy some times. He cracks us up, but it also makes us a little nervous. I realized last week when we were on vacation that Brady is super social- and if someone near him is not paying attention to him, he will do whatever he can to make them pay attention to him. He is a ham, and he knows it. He's a super happy baby, and loves to be silly, but when he gets mad, he gets really mad. He also puts everything in his mouth, and I know when he starts crawling we are in serious trouble. He's so different from Aiden, but I know they will be best buds. They already love each other so much.
So, Happy 6 month Birthday to our Brady boy. You make our lives brighter.