It is incredibly difficult for me to wrap my mind around SIX months of June. I can barely remember my life without her. She is the most precious gift I've ever received. Cal and I love her more than words can express, but I guess that is how a parent should feel about their child.
June is growing into a very sweet, cuddly, long-legged baby. She has two teeth that poked out about 2 weeks ago. We have more drool than we know what to do with, but I really don't mind. She doesn't sleep for very long at night, and usually ends up in Cal's arms or snuggled next to me in bed. She smiles at the kitties. She LOVES being outside and lights up with the biggest smile when we take her on walks around the yard. It's so amazing how such a tiny person can have so many cool things about her.
These months with her have been a blessing, but I would be lying if I didn't admit there are extreme challenges, many of which are normal. But then again, June has several additional things that create more effort on our part. The differences between her and other babies her age are so apparent now, I hardly go out of my way to check up on my friends and their six month olds. It's not because I don't care about them, but it is difficult. We have had to learn not to look to typical growth charts and developmental milestones. June is paving her own path. AND THAT IS OKAY WITH ME! I don't wish her to be any different for my sake, but I would take every one of her future hurdles away if I could, for her.
I love that my priorities have shifted. I lived most of my adult life being busy, and a lot of the time, it was for no good reason. I volunteered for everything that popped up and I didn't include the word "no" in my vocabulary. Having June has forced me to take a smaller role in several areas of my life. I am no longer taking weddings outside of the 757. I don't have to be at church every time the doors are open. If I don't get a blog post done, I don't beat myself up. I am being more intentional about the time I spend on my weddings and will be more selective in the weddings I will take. I'm so thankful to June for causing this to happen. It has been a much needed change for a long time!
As always, thanks for following along with her sweet life. She is the best thing to happen to us and we love that others love her!
ps- She snores like her dad!