25 February 2009

my unbirthday boy

my benji boy turns six months old today. my sweetpea, my bearcub, my lovebug, my munchkin, my happy boy. i can hardly believe he is already six months. the most joyful six months of our lives.


when he was born, our hearts were suddenly wholly his. and when others witnessed our newparent delight, they told us it only gets better. i wondered how it could get better than this? how could anything top the sweet newborn love, the wide eyes, the optimistic stare, the content sleep, the peach ice cream scoop cheeks, and the hopeful baby hands? it was perfect love from the start. i wished he could stay tiny. i just loved that little sack of potatoes on my shoulder.

then he turned one, two, three months old and gradually i came to the realization that i was loving each benji stage as it rolled along. each new age, i yearned for him to stay just that way. each my favorite stage. he'd grow and learn something new; discovering his hands, his feet, his toes, his voice. the joy of motherhood is in the journey. you have to appreciate the small moments before they are whirled away into a new stage. soon he will be crawling rather than sucking his toes. soon he will be turning pages rather than chewing them. soon he will play pat a cake without any help. soon his chubby li'l legs will be able to walk. soon he will be a big boy but i know i'll love him more and more as the months move forward. the best part is his months are monumental. and we get to share them together.

happy unbirthday my benji.

34 comments:

KJ said...

it's all so true. And he's so precious! Soon he'll be mobile and then things really start to shake up!

michelle said...

oh! i love the photos so much. what a great little time lapse of his first 6 months. he is so adorable!

ellen said...

adorable photos!

whit said...

so cute mart..he's getting so big!! happy unbirthday to you little benj

alyson. said...

oh my goodness, look at that hair! :) he truly is a darling, Marta.

P.S. said...

Love photo 05. Still grinning as he fell over to the side and grabbing onto his little toes! And 04. looks like he is being Mr. cool. Love it.
And that chair! So Darling with him in it. Some day I've got to meet him.
Marlies is coming April and you should too! Spice reunion!

EliseBlaha said...

love the monthly photo idea. remind me of that when i have a baby...

happy unbirthday little boy!

K said...

Oh what a cute idea, taking a monthly picture... if I had only thought of that. Humm, maybe for #5 I will remember.

Thanks! You always have such fun/cute ideas.

Who Sees the Seven said...

One word: adorable!

So clever, too. Rather than those posed and typical kid photos with the large toy block. I LOVE yours! And your son is such a ham (ala photo 05).:-)

kubbybear said...

I love this idea! He is so adorable!

Anonymous said...

my students call their "unbirthday" their "half birthday." either way, worthy of celebrating. enjoy

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Those pictures are darling!

20-Something Superhero said...

Great photos of a happy little boy !! Congrats!

sara and ryan said...

What a cutie! Lucy just turned 6 months old too. It's crazy how fast it goes. I hope Lucy and Benji get to meet some day. They would make a cute couple.

Eleanor said...
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Eleanor said...

so adorable! happiest unbirthday to your little one.

I wanted to say thanks so much for your blog, it's been an incredible source of inspiration for me, and I have unofficially joined the write club!

Dawn said...

ahh he's too cute.

Jessica said...

What an adorable little boy!

melissa deakin said...

brilliant.
beautiful.
absolutely lovely.
you are such an amazing writer.
i adore these photos of benji, but i cannot fathom that it has been 6 months already.
how is that possible?
he is so gorgeous, marta!

summer said...

benji is just perfect. what an irresistible little face!
the month-by-month photo shoot is brilliant, marta.

amy said...

happy 6 months benji! i just had my half-birthday. my friend made me a half clock. it was fabulous. my professors all griped about how they don't even want to celebrate their real birthday, but I think they should always be celebrated. :)

barb said...

Simply precious!

Victoria said...

He's absolutely adorable. Love the pictures! Such a fun idea.

Melissa Jade said...

NUMBER 5. That's all I'll say! You have my jonsing for motherhood!

Lila said...

He is so adorable. Those pictures are fantastic. My little Claire just turned one on Sunday. I don't know where the time went. I do love watching her grow, learn and explore, but sometimes I miss those days when she was just a baby and I could just hold her!

Erica said...

he is so darling! 6 months have gone really fast!! congrats and keep up the good work.

TravelinOma said...

Darling, darling Benji looks a little unbalanced. Is his head so full of brains he can't quite stay upright?

gab said...

I cannot stand that we have not yet met. There is a Delta flight with your name on it...just name the date! He is so beautiful! Congrats to you too...you have sailed through the first six months with flying colors.

Shannon (A beautiful Dream) said...

He is adorable. Isn't it amazing how every day you love them more, no matter how impossible that seems.

layersofmeaning said...

OMG! l love the last and second to last pictures!! so precious!

Balou said...

he is absolutely precious! enjoy every single moment with him; they go be so fast.

Just Spotted said...

i can't believe how big he is getting! what a doll!

Lorilee said...

I love love these photos of Benji. you can see his sweet little personality shinning though that smile.
does he looks like you? or dan? can't tell.

they grow so fast.

Kirsty said...

Completely precious. I have a Benjamin (Benjabear :) too. He was born, then I blinked and now he is 10. It literally feels like it was just a year or two ago :(

It truly is hard to imagine getting better, and he is truly in a magical stage. How about it gets just as good but different?

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