The Wilde Olive Blog: eleven months


eleven months

Friday, September 28, 2012

This post may go on forever. Mostly, because this little boy is a never ending story. He does something new every day. every. day. He is the light of my life and I’m so happy he’s mine. He turned eleven months on September 19th.

As the one year mark approaches, I find myself more overwhelmed by the wow of it all.
No, I’m not the first person who’s ever experienced motherhood and my experiences and feelings aren't necessarily unique, but really it’s hard not to shout my feelings from the rooftops.

I still sometimes look at him and think …really? this little dude grew in my belly? really? Yep that happened.

No matter what else is happening in my day, in the world, in life, the sound of his almost constant giggle makes everything okay.

I try to push away the worries and those what if thoughts that creep into my mind constantly and just say thank you God for this gift.

and God. please protect him.

I day dream about what he’ll be and what he’ll do.

Then, I remind myself how much he’s already doing and how much he’s already changed.

I see how independent he can be - pushing my hands away from him to walk and so I cherish those times he wants me to hold him just a little more.

 I find myself laughing more when he’s whining or crying because he’s learned how to fake it to try to get what he wants.

I try to take a picture of him every morning because I swear he might look different this afternoon.

 I capture the outfit I dress him in, because that could be the last time it fits.

 I go to him with a happy face each morning because that’s how I want his day to start.

I try to fit in an extra tickle session even if it makes me later and later for work.

I refuse to trim his hair because then all of his newbornness will be gone. 

I don't mind holding him to take a bottle at night because those days are numbered and they are dwindling down to none. 

I'm so proud when we walks farther and farther each day, but I'm also sad because I know toddlerhood is just around the corner.

I love his silliness and playful nature. God let him keep that forever.

I hold him a little longer when he doesn't want me to go. 

When the months turn to years, I want him to know how much he is loved. 


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  1. This is such a heartfelt sweet post! He IS getting BIG! Love the jeans on him! Isn't it just amazing how much they change every day!? It's crazy! Just don't blink girl, you may miss something ;o)

  2. What a cutie. He he has a very inquisitive look on his face doesn't he!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. So cute. I used to ask God, please let my baby stay five months old for ever. I miss it!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Foto Friday,

  4. He is so adorable! Happy 11 months. I know how you feel as mine is 11 months too. In fact I'll be working on his 1 year birthday party all weekend! I'm not ready for him to be 1 and yet I'm looking forward to it. Its bittersweet for sure. Have a great weekend.

  5. So cute!!! Hard to believe how fast 11 months has gone by!

  6. He is so precious and I love your momma-heart!


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