in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

how did that happen

remember this lil fella?

right at nine months ago, john was taking his first steps. he started walking (per my pictures) on july 9, 2011, which makes it nine months and four days ago. this pic is a freeze frame from one of the videos of that first day on his feet.

i remember that like it was yesterday. he wasted no time: he stood up and walked eight steps the first time. we ran outside to show daddy, who was working in the yard. six more steps on the back porch.

back inside, and within the hour he was walking the whole way across the house. you know how some kids spend a few weeks making that transition from a few steps to actually walking? yeah, not this guy. he might have waited to 12.5 months to start, but when he started there was no holding him back.

and when i look at that picture, he looks so little and skinny. when i picked him up this morning out of his bed, he did NOT look little and skinny. he felt substantial and solid and big-boy-ish. he clung to my neck sweetly and snuggled into my shoulder. and then he said:
i love  you. i love you.
so you know what? i guess it's ok that time flies. it's worth it.

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