My dear sweet Lennox,
I’m staring at you as you drink water from your sippy cup, have eggs and pancakes all over your face, while talking to me in your amazing baby babbling chatter. I just love our conversations. I really think you know what I’m saying and sometimes your responses blow my mind. I can’t believe you are 11 months old today. I can’t believe you’ve been here on earth with us for 11 months! I feel like I’ve known you forever, and yet we’ve only been looking into each other’s eyes for 11 months. I know I always say this, but how did I get so lucky? How did I get so blessed to be your mommy? Knowing you, calling you my son and being able to learn from each other has been the most rewarding experience of my life. One month from today you will be one year old! It brings me to tears. To be honest, they are tears of sadness and they are tears of joy. Sometimes evenly distributed and other times very lopsided. Right now I’m feeling melancholy. I’m reflecting over the past 11 months- rocking you to sleep, when you first slept in your crib, and keeping track of all your milestones and I can’t believe 11 months have truly flown by!!! Everyone said they would and everyone was right… Hearing that over and over again has definitely made me more aware of how precious time is, but it has also instilled some fear, some sadness. I’m excited for all the milestones ahead of us but I also miss the ones that have passed by.
You are standing up! My itty-bitty baby is standing up! How in the world did that happen?! It feels like just yesterday that you were 5 pounds and smaller than Stanley and Sophie. Now you look like a giant next to them! You have eight teeth my love! Eight teeth and are eating fish, beef, chicken, every kind of veggie and fruit! You love smoothies that are packed with vitamins and yummy organic ingredients. Boy do I love cooking for you! It has been such a joy to feed you healthy and amazing foods and watching your face when you try something new. Everything you do amazes me…
Thank you for teaching me to be more present, how to love unconditionally and what it’s like to truly put 100% of my heart into being a mommy. Thank you for making me a mommy, Lennox. Thank you for smiling at me and laughing with me like we do. Thank you for saying, “Hi!” ALL THE TIME!!! Thank you, son…
Thank you, God for my healthy and happy Lennox. Thank you God, for making me a mommy! Thank you God, for choosing Lennox to be our son. We are blessed. I do not take that for granted and I know what a gift it is to be parents.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. 🙏🏻
More fun pics capturing 11 MONTHS!!!!