Tuesday, April 17, 2007

6 Months = half a year!

Dear Zoe,

This is my first official blog letter to you. Today you are 6 months old already!! It seems like just yesterday you were born into this world. 10 weeks early, but quite a feisty fighter! Mama is amazed at how fast time has flown by. I think about everything that has happened in the past 6 months, and I then realize why it went so fast. Watching you grow is quite amazing! You are officially teething! I can feel sharpness in your gums, especially when you decide, ever so lovingly, to gnaw on my chin. Then you look at me and smile when I say, "Ouch!"
You are turning into quite a little beauty! You take after your mama. :) You are standing with help, which, is pretty great to watch! You get so excited about this, which makes everyone witnessing this laugh. You love exploring each new food that mama spoons in your mouth. I caught you last night. It was almost as if you were savoring the applesauce. You were sucking on your tongue, which of course was so *cute*. You are rolling over, but still need to learn to roll from back to front, which will come soon enough. See, I know how fast babies, like you develop, because I witnessed it with your big sissy. I have learned to savor and cherish every moment, because you are growing ever so quickly. Zoe, you are the easiest baby in the world to take care of!!! And, for this, I am thrilled! I can honestly say that I would have more kids if they were all like you as babies. haha. But, shhhh, don't tell your daddy I said that. ;) You sleep completely through the night. Every night. Down at 8:30pm and up between 8:00 and 10:00am. {Thank you Lord for giving her my sleep genes}. haha. Not rushing you, but I do look forward to what the future holds for you. Mama and daddy will be here for you *always*. And... your sissy too, *of course*! I can't wait to see you and Angelina together when you get older! You 2 will have a *life long* friendship. At least I pray for that! I see myself in you, and love every second of everyday, because I get to be your mama! {And definitely because I get to be Angelina's mama}. So much sweetness fills our house daily, and I love it!

I love you Zoe, *always*

Love, *Mama*


Aunt Lisa said...

Hey Shealynn…

I apologize; I do not know how to use the “blogs”… I am not very computer smart ~ HA! HA! I look at all your pictures everyday, and am always amazed at all the beauty in all your picture taking skills. You are totally awesome. There are MANY of your pictures I am SURE OF would win many awards, your skills are amazing! BRAVO!!!! Your children are gorgeous, they have the most biggest and beautiful eyes. Their expressions are also so awesome. Thank you for keeping us all updated on your little family. It is always so refreshing to read your blogs and look at your pictures. Have a truly blessed day.

Much Love,

Aunt Lisa

mama said...

Look at that TUMMY!!! Awe, she is just scrumptious. I can't say mine is such a great sleeper...but love her just the same....she and Emily are very close in age. She will be 6 months in just a few weeks.

Isn't it amazing the second time around? I always felt like I rushed through my first's milestones and just wished it all away because I was in a hurry to have a "big kid". I'm learning to cherish all of the little moments with this one.

The Benners said...

Thank you SO much for the really *nice* and generous comments! :) I do {Love} photography! It was my major in college. ;) Shoulda graduated, I guess. *hehe*.

*mama*, yes, it is amazing the 2nd time around, but I also found it quite amazing and *riveting* the first time as well!

Motherhood can be frustrating at times, but, I *Love* being a {mama}. :) I would have one or two more kids, just because I *love* being called mama. :) I love it when they start talking, and say, mama mama mama. :)

Angelina's first word: *MAMA* :)