So here we are. 5 months down the line, still surviving parenthood. Unless you’re not a parent yourself, it’s hard to understand or even describe what it’s like being one. The love you have for your child is almost unbearable. Makes me understand why my parents do the things they do and how they feel when they say they love me.
Little James isn’t so little anymore, weighing about 6 kg and 65cm tall. Laughing, rolling over, sitting with some help, almost sleeping right through, throwing tantrums and developing likes and dislikes. He’s even started eating solids, which turned out to be lots of fun! He loves chatting while I feed him and sometimes everything from his fingers to his feeding chair is covered in whatever it is he’s being fed. Pap in his hair, in his eyes, and even up his nose! He likes sweet potato, butternut and pear. Not so keen on the carrots yet… Doesn’t like mom’s home cooked sweet potato though. (and what a mess it’s been making it!) It’s the cutest thing ever when he sees the spoon coming closer and opens his little mouth in anticipation. Sometimes he gets so excited that he stretches his whole body out so that his arm and legs are as stiff as a plank. Lately he’s been standing properly on his little feet. Not bending his toes underneath like a ballerina. He loves being outside or just sitting in his rocker looking through the window. And then there are days when he just wants to moan and be difficult, due to lack of sleep I guess. Like today… But so far our journey together has taught me so much. Like there’s so much more to life than we think. And when those big blue eyes look up at you, the world stands still. I love every second with our little James Benjamin. He brings us so much joy :)
Love you forever and ever, James!!!