“But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day”
Yesterday, Monkey bum was six months old.
How in the name of all that is holy did that happen?!
Somehow, the earth has rotated halfway around the sun, and spun upon it’s own axis 185 times since little Eli came crying into the world.
It is the same amount of time* until his first birthday.
It seems that somehow, amidst all the nappies, hugs, playing, crying**, tonsilitis and general life-changing mayhem, time has continued to march onward, irrespective of my knowledge of it’s progress.
I spent last night looking through some of the thousands of pictures we’ve taken over the last six months, trying to work out where it’s gone, and – clichéd as it sounds – it’s incredible how much he’s changed.
Where once there was a helpless little baby, utter reliant on us for every human need, there’s now the beginnings of a an actual person, with emotions, recognition, and the ability to pinch.
Sorry if I sound like a hapless idiot, but how awesome is that?!
I’m very lucky in that for the most part he’s been an easy baby – compared to those on our NCT group (who I’m lucky enough to call friends now) we seem to have avoided the worst of sleepless nights etc.
He’s been sleeping through 7pm-7am for months, and even before that (from about 10/11 weeks), I only had to do an 11pm feed to get him through the night.
I put this largely down to Mrs Phil’s skill as a mother, and can only hope in some way my cack-handed “I’ve no idea what I’m doing really” style of parenting hasn’t negated her efforts too much.
So, if you’ll permit me some reflection, I thought I’d post a few pics of his first few months on this spinning rock.
No doubt there’ll be more to come, and I hope that in future I get to look back at these with him (whilst both wearing jetpacks and living in the clouds), and he’ll be able to see how much he’s changed my life for the better.
* the six month thing, not the days, otherwise the year would be even longer than the extra day we’ve got coming in Feb.
** mainly mine.