We are a little more than half way through month two and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as we inch our way out of the fourth trimester!
Our little Noah is growing up, discovering the world, and getting cuter and cuter by the day - we couldn't be more proud. I can see a happy baby emerging and I think it totally has to do with the overflowing amount of love our friends and family have poured on to this little guy.
The past several weeks have been really hard at times but it's definitely a growing and maturing journey. My brain feels too mushy at the moment from the land of never ending feeding, diapering, pumping, washing, soothing, rocking, swaddling and burping for me to process it right now; but even though I can't quite put it in words yet, I know I've changed in meaningful and permanent ways.
Anyway, some things I hope to remember from these photos are : singing and dancing to Beatles Karoke , getting in some good snuggling time during these cool autumn days, and watching Noah play with his dad.
I'm going to miss the version of Noah so much. I've gotten in the habit of taking him everywhere with me in this wrap; being able to hold him close while he's so precious and little while hearing him drift off to sleep has been the sweetest thing. Theres a part of me that is so tired of always being tired and am dreaming of the day he starts to sleep for longer stretches in the night, but I'm reminding myself to enjoy the moment because he only gets older by the minute and i'll never be able to get these moments back.
Its been fascinating to watch him slowly discover things and see flickers of his personality emerge. He's starting to smile more these days too - it melts my heart every time and when its just me and him I'll do just about any silly or embarrassing antic to get him to do it again. There are days when he looks like a spitting image of Taylor (what a compliment to Taylor), I wonder if he'll have his personality too.
A few more waterfall pictures we took on a day trip starting on the other side of the Columbia River Gorge. I probably looked like a crazed 6 month pregnant lady that day - hiking on trails (some of which would have been pretty strenuous for me even when I wasn't pregnant) and climbing rocks with my tripod, trying to take a long exposure of anything moving water I could find. Taylor was a good sport as always :)