Today is Coleman’s 7 month old “birthday.” (That makes him .58 of a year old) Today I thought about all the things I’ve been able to watch him do over those 7 months. I thought of how I’ve watched him fill our home, and our hearts, with love.
So, I thought I take a tip from Ko’s playbook and share 7 things I love about Cole—one for every month of his life.
1,) I love his big toothless smile. He shares it so free and easy. Other than Kolette, it’s the most beautiful thing in our home.
2.) I love how he rests his cheek against mine when I hold him. My face is one of the few places where I can feel his touch completely. I love how he holds my thumb when he sits on my lap and we go for a ride on my chair.
3.) I love his constant journey of self-discovery. This past week he found his toes. Good Job Son!
4.) I love how his whole face frowns when he eats his peas, how he can’t open his mouth fast enough or stop calling out for sweet potatoes, and how he chews the little fruit bits in his pears.
5.) I love to watch him wrestle with him mom as she works to get him dressed. It’s as is he’s saying, “I’ve been laying down long enough—I have things to do, people to see.”
6.) I love how, when someone helps him to stand, he stands as straight and tall as he can, grins and grunts letting everyone know who’s king of this castle. (The same feeling comes to my heart when he jumps up and down in his jumparoo and squeals at the top of his lungs.)
7.) I love how his face lights up when he sees his mom. It’s so clear that those two have a connection that surpasses time.
Most of all I love him. I can’t wait to see what the future holds in store for the months and years to come. My promise to Cole is that through thick & thin, good or bad, I’ll be there to watch it all—in his corner, and by his side.