Can you believe that I haven't taken any decent pictures of my baby since his birthday in June? Horrible I tell ya. But my baby, he is one. Why does he have to be one? Why does he have to grow up? Why does he have to become more independent and need me less? It hurts a little inside just because he is our last one but I love seeing him try new foods like a big boy and sit down to play with the blocks or another toy that he loves. I love my kids so much and its just insane how fast they grow and change.
Jonah... oh gosh where do I begin? He is walking all around which means he is into everything. He says momma, dada, eat, good, bye... He will bring you a pudding when he's ready for one and its usually chocolate. He's such a happy baby until bed time and even then he cries for roughly two minutes and then he's out for the night in his own crib. I seriously got lucky with him. He has two bottom teeth and thats it. He loves bath time, to be outside and playing with Emalyn. Even though he's being more independent now, deep down he's still a mommas boy. I try to remember that when Im standing there making dinner or in the grocery store and he wants to be held to not get so frustrated. Sometimes (okay a lot of the time) I do pick him up anyways if thats what he wants/needs and I make it work. I want to have him want me as long as possible, if that makes sense. Theres going to come a time when my kids no longer need me and that sounds so lonely.. maybe thats why I have Erik, ha! But Im sure you moms can understand where Im coming from. Im not raising brats who can't do anything on their own and no they certainly do not always get their way but I try to remember that both of my kids are so young and they won't be forever. My point is, I find myself giving in more to Jonah than I did with Emalyn and Im okay with that.
Im thankful that I get to experience having both a boy and a girl. Having a boy is so different and its much more fun than I expected. Who knew that I would enjoy picking out a Spiderman or Ninja Turtle ball and toy trucks. As much as I am loving these moments of him being little Im excited to see the little man that he becomes!