Goodness gracious....I have a 7 month old little boy. It is completely insane. I get teary-eyed just thinking about how fast the time has gone. I feel like if I close my eyes for too long I'll be sending him off to college. Makes me sad to think about. I need more time. I need more hugs, more sloppy "kisses", more grins, more twinkling blue eyes. He is such a sweet sweet boy. He really is one of the happiest if not most happiest baby I have ever known. He smiles all the time....and he's started giving hugs to go along with the kisses. :) Hubby went to the lake this past weekend with my dad, and when he got home on Sunday afternoon all Ben could do was stare at him. And then he leaned in and gave him the biggest squeeze his little seven month old body could give. And then he pulled away, stared at him some more with a big grin, and went back in for another hug. Talk about sweet. My husbands heart just absolutely melted.
Ben has gotten to the point now that he definitely recognizes people and places. Well...as much as you can at 7 months old I guess. :) If he is in a new environment, or around new people and he can't see me....M-E-L-T-D-O-W-N. He like turns into a complete spaz. Which is so unusual because he is such a happy boy. Definitely a mama's boy though. :) Can't say I dislike that part of mommyhood. HA!
We're getting ready to take our first "family vacation" other than a weekend getaway to the lake. We're going on a road trip! I'm SO excited...but of course feeling nervous and wracked with anxiety too. Seeing as how we've never traveled in the car longer than Ben takes a nap. I'm curious to see how that will go. I'll have to post pictures from our trip when we get back! We're going to Charlotte,NC and then to Richmond,VA and Washington DC! I've never been to any of those places and am VERY VERY excited. We still have a TON to do...I have yet to pack hubby or myself. Fortunately, I've been making lists of things we need to make sure to pack, and I've gotten Ben mostly taken care of. Except for things like diapers, and formula, which obviously we are currently using at home. We're leaving bright and early on Wednesday morning. AAAHHH!!! Please keep us in your prayers that we arrive safely, and with a happy boy in the backseat. :)
Talk to you soon!!!