I feel like I barely catch my breath before the baby formerly known as Little Guy/Man is another month older and I’m left wondering where the 30 or so days are going. I was thinking about days off that I would need in the coming months and realized Zack’s first birthday is already in what I would call the near future.
We have entered a really exciting time with Z-Man. He’s so alert, so aware, so curious. His big blue eyes get even larger when he hears a sound, sees a movement or wants to share a babble or two. I’ve loved every phase and stage so far, really I have. The newborn phase is so special and involves so much close bonding and snuggling that the lack of sleep is forgiven and almost forgotten. Then we saw our first smiles, which warmed my heart in unimaginable ways. And then the laughter topped it all. Then we achieved goals of rolling and head-lifting. It’s all so amazing.
And here we are, eight months in and loving every minute.
As I’ve hinted, the Zack Attack is getting his very own personality. He’s a terrificly happy baby 99.7 percent of the time. I can’t describe what a joy it is to have all that, well, joy, in our lives so much of the time. He wakes up happy, he goes to bed happy and is even relatively pleasant when he’s tired or hungry.
And now some random tidbits from the past four weeks:
He’s wearing Size 9 Months clothing and Size 3 diapers.
He’s eating baby food with different cereal for each of his three meals, with only a bit of formula in the morning and just before bedtime.
We’re not sure of a weight or length yet, but we’re thinking 18 pounds or so.
Dislikes: Not being able to eat 24 hours a day.
Likes: Food. Walks outside. Laughing. Eating. Petting the animals with his hands and feet. Food.
Here’s to another great month!