Monday, January 3, 2011

Dear 6-Month Kynlee...

Dear Baby Kynlee, today is your half-birthday, and I can't believe it. 

These past 6 months have been one wild ride, and I have enjoyed every minute, even the not so happy ones. 

From your first breath, you stole mine and your daddy's heart

Speaking of your daddy, you got lucky with a pretty awesome one. I can't put into words how much he loves you. 

 {Have I ever told you how crazy your hair used to be?}

After weeks of smiling in your sleep...

...I was having my first bad night as a parent, when you decided to smile, for real, for the first time. 

I remember the first time you really laughed, and it was my new favorite sound. 

You used to sleep anywhere, anytime...

{You also looked like a squashed bug}

(Okay, I think that's enough sleeping photos.) Now, you just started taking naps in your crib, but sometimes I find you like this.

You have the BEST cheeks...

This is what you used to look like in your car seat, and bouncer...

...and now you look like this:

At 6 months old, you can sit up for a whole 30 seconds. I can tell you get frustrated with wanting to sit up longer, because you try, even when you are strapped in your car seat. 

Sometimes you would rather stand than sit...

You can push up on your knees from your stomach for a few seconds, so I suspect a crawling baby soon.
You've just started solids, and I think you are in love
But this is what happens when I let you try to feed yourself...

Sometimes I hate my post-baby body, but I don't hate my c-section scar, because every time I look at it, it reminds me of you.

I was truly given a gift when you came into my life 6 months ago. I don't even remember life before being a mom, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I want you to know, no matter how frustrated, sad, or sleep deprived I get, you are so worth it. You are worth the tears, the poopy diapers, and the drool that sometimes gets on my face. 

You are my heart, beating outside of my body.

I love you so much 6-month-old Baby K, and I can't wait to see what the next 6 months hold.

Love, Mommy. 


  1. Ohhh so sweet...they are our hearts beating outside our bodies...well said!

  2. Adorable! Awww I love that. Super cute!

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  3. your little girl is so sweet and beautiful! I just came across your blog and thought I would introduce myself :) My name is Becky, I am also a new son's name is Desmond and he will be 6 months on the 22nd! I look forward to following your blog. God Bless :)

  4. Thank you all. It's so nice to meet you Becky, and Leila. Thank you for following my blog, getting ready to check yours out!



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