Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Little Chubby Buddy

I can't believe our little Jacob Ryan will be 2 months old in a few days - it feels like he was just born! The time is really flying by much faster with the second one. I feel guilty that I don't have as much time to donate to him as I did to Lily (or as many blogs written!), now that she's older and takes the majority of my attention. But other people are telling me he'll get the extra attention from Lily that he can't get from me, so it all balances out. All the same, I feel like he's getting so big so fast and I'm MISSING it!

Ryan and I were completely blessed when God gave us our chubby little buddy. We couldn't have asked for a better baby. He's sweet and adorable and calm and sociable. He loves to be around everyone else, and his big smiles and rambling coos just melt my heart. He looks into my eyes and grins the way I don't remember Lily ever doing. I remember telling people that I didn't really think she was any happier with me than with anyone else. She was just happy in general.

But this little buddy...he knows who I am. He smiles when I talk to him and stares happily when I sing. He watches me walk around the room and settles down when in my arms. He stops crying to listen and stare when he hears me coming. Maybe he'll be the snuggly little buddy that our independant daughter never was.

I absolutely love that Lily's completely her own person and can keep herself occupied for long periods of time. I want to raise independant, self-sufficient, responsible children, the way my parents did.

But having a little buddy to love and cuddle and cherish...what more could a Mama want?


Brent and Abigail said...

he's so cute. I love his chubby arms and legs!