Saturday, May 22, 2010
The five month milestone....
I realize that most new parents don't really see 5 months as a "milestone". Usually you get baby photos taken around 3 months or 6 months. You don't often hear about people celebrating the 5 months milestone. I celebrate it. I may not throw a big party or send out 5-month-old announcements, but I celebrate it to myself. I've been waiting patiently for Liam to get to this age, while trying my best to soak up the time I had with him previous to it. I'm not sure why this is such a milestone to me, except that it is the first opportunity I get to compare my boys. I know that it isn't always healthy to compare your children, but I mean more in a physical sense.....maybe I even mean that I'm comparing my experiences with them. This is the first picture we saw of Miles. We were blessed to receive many pictures of him pre-5 months after we brought him home, but this is the photo is the first time I laid eyes on him. I had to take one of Liam to compare.
There's really no comparison when you think about it. These two boys couldn't be more different - in looks and personality. The amazing thing to me - the thing that leaves me completely in awe - is how each of them can fit into our family so perfectly. Each is an intrinsic part of us. And I can't help but dream that for the rest of their lives they will fit perfectly together, and perfectly with us.
On a side note...I really wish I had access to the little red throne for Liam's 5 month picture. :)