Monday, June 13, 2011

6 mo old!

Ok so I'm a slacker mom, but Parker turned 6 months old on June 8. He's getting so big! He also thinks he's ready to take on the world. He's desperate to eat and drink anything we are, and then chokes whenever we give him anything. He adores his sippy cup. He has such a small little voice, but he has recently discovered he can yell. And yell he does! The kitties bring out that part of him, I think. He hasn't rolled onto his belly yet, but I caught him today trying to figure it out. I am both excited and terrified for him to really start moving around. He's not quite sitting up on his own (the above picture was a very rare moment!) He is just the most joyful baby I've ever met. He smiles and flirts with just about everybody. So many people inform me that they're going to kidnap him. Of course I tell them to go ahead, but be warned that he doesn't sleep! I really miss sleep. I think I'd prefer pregnant sleep over Parker sleep. He's up about 4 times a night still. Its a sort of warfare on his parent's sleep, I think.

But really, we're so happy to have our Parker-bean. Thinking of everything that has gone on, the long dragging pregnancy, the surgery, the recovery... it seems like a dream now. He's a healthy little boy. Nobody can tell that anything's wrong with him. His specialness has less to do with the fact that his heart is broken, and more to do with the fact that he's such a wonderful and happy baby. We're grateful for the many miracles we've witnessed, and grateful to have this precious child with us.

Already halfway through his first year, and still going strong. I love my little Parker-bean!

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