He is such a content and happy kid. He's been smiling and wiggling up a storm. He loves it when his big sisters come to play with him. And then they over-love him a little and he needs to be rescued. But for the most part, he is a pretty easy going new member of our family. Which is very nice. He's been sleeping well at night and loving to see what there is to see during the day. Ellie is always asking him, "Are you looking around at the world." He's finally getting some head control and he uses it to rapidly look from side to side, just to be sure he doesn't miss a thing.
As is typical of Waters' babies, he has rounded out quite a bit. It's still hard to see who he'll look like in the end, but it's fun to guess. I always think it's fun to hear who people think he looks like. One day someone will say to me, "He looks just like Steve!" and then the very next day someone else will say he looks like a Filler.
You are such a little love bug. I wish I could just snuggle you all day.
This past month we took you on your first little adventure to Seattle and the Boeing Museum of Flight. You were great and we had a lot of fun. I hope that you always like to go on adventures with us. And eventually you'll go on adventures all your own. And that will make me simultaneously very happy and very sad.
You've been so awesome and I'm really enjoying cuddling you, trying to catch your glance and get you to smile your big, wonderful smile. When I get you up in the morning you beam at me and it melts my heart. I love being the person that can make you so excited. As a mom there are a lot of days that are hard, and I often feel inadequate for the task. But for you, right now, I'm all you need. And that's a pretty cool feeling.
And you're just what I needed, too. It has been a rough year for this family. Having you finally with us has helped me to see the beauty in each day, the treasure that is each moment I get to spend with you. The possibilities that lie ahead make the hardships of today worthwhile. I love you for reminding me of that.
I love you so much, for so many things, baby boy. I can't wait to hear your little giggle. I know it will be soon.