Sweet John Charles. He's five months old now, you know. I can't believe it either.
This baby is SO LOVED. I had to sneak him away to my bedroom just to try and get some solo photos of him tonight- a few clicks in and his fan club had already hunted him down.
You know....well, sometimes you show pictures of your kids where they're sweet and smiling and then you add "but you should see how they USUALLY look!" or something like that. With my little Chombat it isn't like that. Unless something is really wrong and needs to be fixed, he is just such a happy baby of good will.
I was holding him during Mass on Sunday and I prayed "I was so unsure. It was hard to say yes. Thank you for blessing me anyway. Thank you for blessing me despite my doubts. Thank you for allowing this sweet person into my life."
Really I- I sort of hesitate to write all this because maybe you'll think I'm not being authentic or I've lost my mind or something? But what the heck, Imma go ahead and do it. Deep breath. When I crawl into bed at night next to my sleeping little teddy bear (that's Charlie, not my husband. I love him too, but this isn't about that. You're welcome.), I pull him close to me and I whisper "thank you Lord for my baby. He is such a gift." And I mean it. I mean it so very hard.
He loves to be loved. Hug the boy and he hugs you back. Smile at him and he smiles back. Talk to him and he talks right back. A little babbling noise, a little "un-gah" or maybe his favorite new sound to make which sounds a little like radio static and a lot like amazing.
He's not crawling yet, but I'm pretty sure he's thinking about it. Both tiny bottom teeth are visible on his bottom gums- we rewarded him for all his hard work growing teeth with some banana. He loved it.
Most of his clothes are size 12 months, but some are 18 months. This child is not messing around. Just look at that bear paw! Bruiser.
I love this baby. He makes me feel like praying for a hundred more babies. Like...like I finally really *get* it.
I get it.
Thank you Lord for this sweet baby.