Wednesday, July 18, 2012

When You Miss Three Months...Hypothetically...

I don't claim to know everything.  But, I am betting that when you don't blog for three months (aka nearly half of your seven-month-old baby's life), hypothetically speaking you would miss documenting such milestones as, oh let's say... 

rolling over,

or getting up on all fours and rocking,

and then getting so good at scooting backwards that the baby would get stuck in all sorts of places like...say under a bed? (Crib, chair etc.)

Hypothetically, he might have found his feet,

and have learned to LOVE eating solid foods (as in, lunge for the spoon),

and have developed muscles so strong that he could have pulled the not-so-light basket of toys and books off the fireplace hearth and look astounded at his own strength,

but feel so tickled pink that it had moved he would have continued to expertly drive his music center into the great unknown;
and most definitely would have perfected the merman pose as he sat up,

and send out heart-melting smiles while doing it.

You would probably have missed the first time wearing a big boy tie, kind of similar to Dad's, (except that it really didn't stay on at all, even for the picture, as you can see...hypothetically...)

and you would have for sure missed the whole teething experience in which he would have perfected delicately sampling just about everything within tiny arm's reach/scoot,

and the cutest little pearly white that you ever did see (bottom right - tooth P for all those tooth- minded fellows) and whose mama would have adored brushing his single tooth every night.

Chances are good that the first family mall expedition might have been lost in time,
along with the his first Fourth of July parade,
and the first time he donned shoes that made him look SO grown up;
and the very first pool party,

and most certainly the second swim party where he would have been wild and crazy staying up past his bedtime
and would have bonded with Daddy

 and his new friend (while Daddy and friend's daddy talked about things that cause their facial muscles to contort) .

 And yet another pool party,

 where he would still be unsure of how he felt about taking a long bath instead of sleeping.
And of course when the real legitimate crawling would finally start, it would have been videoed and photographed ...

along with the kisses and the clapping and the million other things that he would have done in those missed three months.  Hypothetically, of course...

But nothing is hypotheical about how much we LOVE this little man, no matter how many blogs we miss!


Amy & John Ewell said...

Oh how he's grown! What a cute lil baby boy. Nothing is better than being a mommy I must say.

Sarah Ringer said...

Can I just tell you how much I love your little boy?! So, so, SO darling!! Seriously, it made me a little emotional to see how big he is getting; he has been growing up so much since I saw him in April and I miss him! We miss and love you all!

Hannah said...

LOVE how smily he is! He is seriously so adorable!! I love that he looks so much like you. of course he looks like Jared too :) You are both so cute.

Mandy said...

Yea for the update! So many great pictures! He sure is a cutie! Love you, Hil!

Melynie said...

Cannot even tell you how much I loved this update and these stinking cute pics of little James!! What a doll. Can't wait to see you both on Tues!! Jared, we'll miss you!!!

Sarah Ringer said...

Okay I know I already commented before but I just checked your blog again and I just want to say that your blog always makes me laugh! LOVE your comments and LOVE your little man's adorable face.