Oh dear. You are half way to One Year!
Come here Eli, let me snuggle you. So close our noses are touching. I can feel your heart beat as I listen to the motion of your breath. You hold my thumb ever so tightly, just the way you have since you were born. You smile back at me. I know exactly what you're thinking. " I'm warm, I'm cozy, and I'm here with my most favorite person!"
I know I keep complaining about you getting bigger. But honestly sweetie, I don't mind. You will always be my baby no matter how old and hairy you may become. If you're grumpy or laughing your butt off, I still love you. So deeply.
You are the most precious thing I've ever met. You are my best friend. You brighten up my day. I couldn't image living without my sidekick.
I'm still waiting for this parenting thing to get hard.
It's getting easier, and you're getting more cute!
Photos by: Emily Blincoe.
^Ugggh. I made it a habit to hold your Binky in my mouth.
^ My outdoors man
^ This is how I always hold you. Yyou are a kicking bird!