6 months. Half a year. 182.5 days. I cannot believe my baby girl is at this point already! Life at home with 2 kids can drag on at times but on the other hand, it has absolutely flown by. I blinked and Ava is more than halfway to a year!
I feel like it was just yesterday that we were taking Ava home from the hospital. She was this squishy newborn that intimidated the heck out of me. After 2 years, I felt like I had this parenting thing down. Then, this 6 pound 12ounce little girl made me feel like a nervous first time mom all over again. It was a learning curve for both of us, but I think we figured it out.
Life has been a montage of firsts with her- first bath, first trip down the shore, first time sitting up, the first laugh, the first tooth- and with every first I feel a sense of pride yet sadness because I know that it means she is getting that much older.
My husband and I are at odds over whether Ava will be our last. I pray she isn’t but in the back of my mind, I know that there is a distinct possibility that these are my “last firsts” so I am trying to soak them all in.
For some reason, this 6 month milestone has hit me hard in the nostalgia department. I can’t believe how fast her life has gone by. I can’t believe how fast my life as a mom has gone by! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was excited yet scared out of my mind to find out I was pregnant with Ryan.
My whole life, I have admittedly looked forward to that next step- graduating high school, graduating college, buying a home, getting married, even waiting for the next season to come- but for the first time in my life, I am completely content with where I am. My kids have taught me that right here and right now, is exactly where I am meant to be.