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September 2, 2012

Ada 6 months

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 12:29 pm

Ada will be 6 months old next week. It’s hard to believe I’ve been a parent for half a year and that she’s been a part of our world for 15 months. When I think back to where we were as a family this time last year, it seems like another life.

One of my favorite times to be with Ada is in the early morning when she gets a quick feeding to get her through a couple more hours of rest. During this time she starts out half asleep and whimpering for food. I feed her and change her diaper, and these two things have an immediate impact on her quality of life. Suddenly she’s totally satisfied and wanting only to burp. So I put her on my shoulder and pat her back and she nuzzles her face into my neck. Sometimes she reaches up a hand to pull at my beard. After she burps, she nuzzles a bit more to get comfortable, and if I were to keep her there she might fall asleep. That is nirvana. To feel her tiny weight rising and falling and to smell the warmth of her fuzzy head. Her little sighs of contentment.

Sometimes she’s wide awake after her mini breakfast, and she babbles and coos, talking to herself or me or whoever, and if that’s the case, I put her back in the crib and crank up the mobile, and she just jabbers away for five minutes with the tinkling music. By the time I’m back in bed upstairs and settling in, we can hear her on the monitor quieting down, and then a couple minutes later she’s fast asleep.

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