when you have a brand new baby, 6 months feels far away, especially when that baby cries all the time. for some reason everyone keeps saying, “just make it to the 6 months; just make it there. things will get better.” like it’s some magical age or something. like baby suddenly wakes up to find her personality and adds distinctive charm to her family. like she’s a new girl because she finally figured out night and day and gets good rest. like she is content because her belly is full of something besides liquid. like she is happy because she can roll over, move herself, and is entertained by something other than a midnight feeding. unless you are a child born in my house, who cries for almost the first year of life ;)… 6 months actually does equal all those things: a whole lot of good stuff:
it has been so cool to be a part of this little girl’s life, photographically. know how the president has a personal photographer? i guess i kind of get to be baby ruby’s personal photographer. it’s cool, and flattering and i love it. follow the journey first here, then here, and now where you are currently. growth, on any level, is so incredible to observe especially in the form of chubby yumminess with massive bows the size of baby’s head.
my girlfriend april and i say in relation to bows, “the bigger the better!” i think amy would agree:
amy was joking about how she needed an intervention when it came to bows; i laughed as i opened larkin’s drawer and disclosed to her that i too needed bow intervention as pieces of hair phloof bulged from the box inside and fell from my filled hands to the floor. we will go together amy! 😉
ruby really is a little piece of magic; all she had to do was turn 6 months for us to see it. 😉
baby ruby, may you always be able to hold your head high even with the weight of those bows your designer mother puts on your head! 😉 can’t wait to see what accessory you have at a year!! i love watching you grow. you are a special baby who has a special mission to fulfill in this life! you are lucky to have been born to such a rad family who cares so deeply about you! 😉
amy, it always feels like a play date when we are together; i love that!! thank you for sharing your family and all of their milestones with me; so grateful!!
here’s to more good stuff. xoxo, kj