Seven Months Old!

by Lara on March 11, 2013

Dear Baby G,

As I write this, you are napping in your crib.  PRAISE THE LORD, you are sleeping on a flat, unmoving surface, unswaddled, without a boob in your mouth.  It really is a time of miracles.  I might cry.

These days, I cry far more than you do.  I cry when you rest your head on my shoulder.  I cry when you reach your arms out to me to be picked up.  I cry when I realize the little hands that grab and pull my hair will one day be the hands that drive a car, do a keg stand, and hold your own baby.


But for the most part, you are cool as a cucumber.  You are very busy and important, and you have little time for crying.

Still, you manage to perplex me in other ways.

You toy with my heart by saying, “Mamama” and then turn away as soon as I pick you up.

You nap for 40 minutes when I put you down, but for the babysitter you’ll sleep for two hours.

You don’t flinch when Lulu and Pippa attack your face with their tongues, but you scream bloody murder when I cut your toenails.

You charm and flirt with random strangers, but whip out a camera and you go all blue steel on me.


What’s up with that, kiddo?

The months are flying by, and so are my 40 minutes.  I plan to vastly clean up my act by the time you start forming memories, so don’t worry about those tears I was talking about…just do me a favor and promise to hold off for a while on the keg stands.

I love you always,

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacy K. March 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm

My gosh he is so precious. Glad to hear you are making progress on sleep. I don’t want to think about these boys doing keg stands yet, that will give me grey hair for sure!!!


Lara March 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Haha seriously!


Andrea@WellnessNotes March 11, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Beautiful letter!

LOVE both photos!


Lara March 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Thanks Andrea 🙂


Heather Eats Almond Butter March 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm

2nd picture makes me smile and then the end of your sweet letter made me tear up. Love these monthly letters to your baby boy.


Lara March 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Thanks Heabs. I had to post the second picture…what a face!


Wendy March 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm

We both have the same issue: our kids look nothing like us. hahah! My child has blonde hair, blue eyes and it’s quite obvious who her Daddy is. We are unsure if I’m the mom. lol!! Your baby is adorable!

I meant to comment on your previous post about waiting to get your body back in shape. it sounds like you are doing great, but just relish in this next year if you can. Soak up all you can with him because pretty soon he will be three and you’ll wonder how did he grow up so fast.

You look fabulous the way you are. Work out if it feels right to you, if it’s pressure and one more thing on that to-do list, it’s ok to wait. I get caught up in a lot of the blogs where the moms are out there daily, working out with their kids, running, crossfit, keeping up the house all while having a full-time job. I have NO idea how they do it.

Sorry this comment is so long. I just remember well being where you are now and always cut yourself some slack. You are doing great.


Lara March 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Thank you so much, Wendy. I really appreciate this comment 🙂


Biz March 12, 2013 at 8:29 am

I loved this post Lara! Your little man is getting so big – soon he’ll be walking all over and then all bets are off!


Lara March 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Yikes…I can definitely wait on the walking! Thanks Biz!


elise March 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm

eeeek, keg stands!
kyle was just talking about p getting married today. i cant even.


Lara March 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm



glidingcalm March 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm

sweet baby G!!! love this little guy!


Lara March 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

He loves you!


Missy March 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Late to the party as usual – but what a great post! 7 months? It is flying! Not that you don’t know that (and no, don’t cry!) but it really seems like things are at lightspeed lately. Oh and Happy Birthday! This year it is a palindrome!!
Do you link your IG pics with Twitter? I ask because I have been on an IG hiatus – for 2 reasons- one being that I can’t get on much at work for some reason (all the equipment? losing signal) and two, is I was getting too down with all of the excessive workouts and foods that everyone is doing/overdoing/underdoing and I fall into comparison trap easily. Anyhow, that is off subject – basically I can’t get on as much but want to see all of your pics and if you link with twitter, I can see them quicker (Twitter usually works for some reason more than IG during work).
Love baby G and loved seeing you on Gliding Calm as well!


Lara March 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Thanks Missy! I don’t often link my IG posts to Twitter but I will try to be better about it I love your comments! And I didn’t even realize my bday was a palindrome until you pointed it out…so cool!


Cathy March 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm

OMG what a sweetheart! You made me tear up – my girls are all grown up now so make the most of every minute.


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