Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Five-and-a-half months old

My little boy Reid is now 5.5 months old and he is really, really incredibly sweet. He has an amazingly laid back and joyful disposition which we all are charmed by.

Reid's very favourite thing is to be out all day long, checking out the world. (He gets frustrated if we stay home too much.) Reid has the biggest eyes and I really cannot walk half-a-block without someone stopping to talk to him or me overhearing "look at that babies' eyes.. so bright!!!" One day Reid and I had a hot date together, we went on an 6 hour walk all through Vancouver. He was in heaven! (And I counted 27 people who commented on or stopped to talk to him.)

Reid is very interested in the world and in doing everything we do, so he's desperate to move around. He's almost crawling and scoots himself all around on the floor (Trouble!).

Reid is desperate to eat and spends most of our dinner times together moaning at us and trying to grab food off of our plates and get it into his mouth. (So different from Adelaide, who had zero interest in food and would only nurse exclusively for well over a year.) With our doctor's advise, we have started Reid on solid food. This week, tired of listening to him moan, I went and picked him up a box of Cheerios. He is very pleased with himself and his Cheerios!

When I was pregnant I was worried that I wouldn't - couldn't - love anyone as much as I love my daughter Adelaide. But it is possible - to have and to feel more love, so incredibly much.

My heart is bigger (and swollen!) because of this little boy.

29 comments:

Geta Grama said...

Sweet little boy! He makes me smile!
I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing pictures of your kids!
Best wishes,
Geta

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness! Looking at those photos makes my heart bigger and swollen too! What a darling! Congratulations again, sharilyn!

dharmaflyer said...

Yep - he's gorgeous!

April said...

Simply adorable!

Daniela said...

He is soooo cute and sweet! Congratulations Sharilyn... both of your kids are just adorable!

himiko said...

The most wonderful eyes! And I bet he sees the most wonderful things with them...

~april said...

oh boy! he is a cutie! i'm glad you menttioned the unmentionable: will i love this baby as much as i love my already born baby? i am pregnant with our second and i admit, i wonder that often. i always hear that your heart just grows and you do, but it is good to hear it again. :) congrats on your 2 little darlings!

Annika said...

My, is he a cutie!

elaine said...

What an absolute doll. Beautiful little boy! soooo cute.

mamacharm said...

sharilyn, he is gorgeous!!! i have a soon to be 3 year old girl and a 3 month old boy... totally understand the feelings of "how do i love another so much" to "wow, i really do love another so much." it's awesome.

Elise N Black said...

I love to read you, and find great pleasure and kinship in your thoughts and expressions. It's a marvelous thing when one understands that the heart can love immeasurably! And my grandchildren?! To see my own son tenderly comfort his tiny wee daughter... and here I thought I understood love before! No indeed!!

Catherine Denton said...

He's so precious!! I'd be one of the people stopping to talk with him. Ha. I remember having that same fear having my other children, but you're right--your heart just expands and you find more love than you ever imagined possible.
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Miss JennyPenny said...

Ahhhwww... he is so cute! ♥

Greetings from Jenny

kickpleat said...

Sharilyn this is such a sweet post and what an adorable little one Reid is! Hooray for growing hearts!

lifeinredshoes said...

What a happy little man! Isn't it amazing how your heart and home can stretch when love comes to fill them :)

Jill@northstarquilting said...

Oh my gosh, he is just so adorable! You are so lucky to have 2 gorgeous, intelligent, inquisitive children.

Life With Karly said...

He is darling. I don't know where the past 5.5 months have gone - it seems so quick (to me, I know). When I was a young girl, my mom cut out a Family Circle cartoon that showed the little boy, Billy, asking his mom how she had enough love to divide among all the children (I think there were 4). Her reply was, it doesn't divide, it multiplies. It's amazing how true that is!

Emily said...

I love your blog and this post. Count me in as 28!

Joey said...

He is so darling! You have the most lovely family! Congratulations!

melangnese said...

Ahhhwww~~He is super adorable!

diana said...

Hi, i love your blog, and i love your children, they all so gorgeous!
Likes your son's eye, very big and so bright! ^^,

Craftyfingerz said...

he is so so adorable... loved following your blog :-)

Jessica Vescera said...

Look at that guy! What a cutie. Love that outfit!

Sid. said...

Such a sweet little face.

In that last picture he reminds me of the illustrations of the "Furry Eyefulls" from one of my favourite childhood books "Kartusch" (http://www.amazon.ca/Kartusch-Stephen-Cosgrove/dp/0871916894/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316105768&sr=8-1).

Carol said...

Precious!

Jane said...

Okay, you just made my day with those pictures. That little man is ready to take on the world!!

Elaina said...

This is so sweet. Those eyes! I love reading about your lovely family and crafty life, it all makes my heart hurt in a good way.

Lucie said...

I love this smile !he has beautiful eyes sorry for my english I'm french ^^.

Vera said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah so cute!!!!
love his eyes :D
enjoy :)

vera