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Nine Months Already?!

It’s hard to believe, but Macallister is 9 months old. That’s right; he’s officially been on the outside longer than he was on the inside. It’s amazing to reflect on how many incredible experiences we’ve shared so far. It feels like it was just a couple weeks ago that we were bringing him home for the first time. I remember those first few nights getting up every 10 minutes and walking over to him to make sure he was still breathing. I couldn’t believe they let us newbie parents leave the hospital with him! The days and nights since have all seemed to go by in some sort of really fast blur and here we are 9 months later. It’s been fun to watch him learn and develop his own personality. Every milestone has been exciting and I’ve found myself consistently saying “this is my favorite age” for every age so far. From the time his first smiles, to when he started being awake more than he slept, to his first rollover, and all of his interactions with the dog, it’s been so much fun. Now he is crawling all around the house and pulling himself up and standing, and making all the noises he possibly can, and smiling so big and proud of himself which each new thing he learns. But what really gets me is the way he reacts when he sees mommy and daddy. Both in the morning when he wakes up, or when I arrive to take him home from daycare, he gets a huge smile, kicks his feet and waives his arms and makes a loud, excited “ahhhhhhhh.” My heart literally melts every single time! I cannot get over how this little miracle of a boy makes me feel every single day. It really, truly is amazing how you don’t realize how you could possibly love someone so much, until you have a child. He’s the inspiration for everything now. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love you little man, and I look forward to every minute that I get to spend with you!

Mac 9 months

Side note: He was actually 9 months old on Monday, but who really has time to write a blog post with a 9 month old!

Saturday mornings

Is there anything better? I mean really. Well maybe Saturday mornings with a full nights sleep the night before. Between the little man and the dog, it was a rough night. But everything is ok because Saturday mornings are the best. Starting the day at the unusual, more leisurely pace. Sitting on the couch with a coffee and your favorite creamer mixed thogether perfectly. The anticipation of the entire next two full days without work. Family time is at a premium and it is mornings like these that really have to be cherished. There isn’t the rushing about getting yourself ready, making sure the dog got outside and got breakfast and water, getting the little man in his car seat and remembering everything for day care for that day. There isn’t the rush everyone out the door only to work all day and not see them until evening. Saturday mornings are perfect because you get to enjoy family, enjoy life and relax for a minute. I love every minute of playing with my son on Saturday mornings. It’s so fun watching him develop a personality, smiling and giggling, sitting up and playing with his toys, laughing hysterically when tickeled or when I look away and look back at him. So many firsts and so many things changing, this is a really exciting time for me as a father and for us as a family.

Correction: Saturday mornings with a six month old are the best thing ever, regardless of sleep!