|What the? Saige turned six months old this weekend. Ok... hit the pause button. Where has the time gone? Just yesterday she was a baby, and now she's like, a little person. Well, a little person with BIG needs, but still...
Seriously, it's hard to grasp how much she's grown in such a short period of time. I find myself thrilled each day Saige days something new for the first time, like the other day when she had her tongue poking out just a little and was blowing and making (probably unknowingly) little bubbles. So cool. Now, if she's still doing that when she's 18, not so cool... but for now, rock on. I wish I could freeze those moments in time and just hold on to them.
This daddy thing has reeled me in hook, line and sinker. Shoot, even yesterday we passed a new Honda Odyssey in a parking lot and I told Kylie, "That's a sweet lookin' mini-van." And I wasn't joking. What the?? What's happened to me? I tell ya what, though, I wouldn't trade it for anything either. Before we had Saige I remember people that had kids consistently saying 2 things... 1) "Hahaha... better sleep now", and 2) "There's nothing greater." I've found both to be true, although I can't really complain too much about the sleep thing because Kylie gets up with Saige if/when she wakes up in the middle of the night. [High five, babe!]
Every day when she wakes up in the morning and smiles at me the first time she sees me, regardless of how my morning's going, she makes it better. When I come home from work and see her giggling with Kylie, it doesn't matter how great or how lousy my day's been, that's the highlight. Now when I see funny videos of kids doing silly things, I laugh because I can relate. Conversely, when I hear stories of little ones getting cancer, losing a parent, or tragically being left in a car in 100 degree temps, it moves me more now because things like those are now my worst fears. I feel like now that we've had Saige, God has unlocked this part of my heart I never knew existed, and it's an amazing thing.
I better get on with the images or I might decide to crank up some Journey lullabies and go totally sappy here on the blog. Sooo... here's a few images of Saige from the last couple weeks as she hits the 6 month milestone.