6 months

Today our son is 6 months old. When the heck did that happen?

It’s been a very interesting 6 months. It feels like it took forever, but it also feels like it happened in the blink of an eye. Six months ago, we were sitting in a hospital with our brand-new son. He would have to stay in the hospital for nearly a week, since he was a month premature and needed a little help breathing the first day after his birth, then he needed some help learning to nurse, then he needed help getting his bilirubin levels (which cause jaundice) down to normal. Six months ago Jonathan had two very nervous parents.

Six months later our son is sitting up on his own (though he’s still a bit wobbly). He’s starting to have an interest in toys. He likes being read to and enjoys looking at the pictures. He’s learning to love being in the hiking backpack (which is a good thing since we plan to hike frequently this summer). He’s going to start solid foods (well, mushy foods) in the next day or two. Jonathan’s parents are less nervous now, but still learning a lot every day about being parents.

We are so thankful for this little boy. I’m a firm believer that God puts the people a person needs in his or her life. Shawn and I needed this baby, this easygoing, smiley, beautiful baby. What a wonderful 6 months it’s been.

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