Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I'm so happy I didn't name you McKaelah.

or McKynnzieh
or Keighlynn
or even worse, Yunnae

I'm glad you're Yuna.  Yuna Maxine.
I wouldn't have it any other way.

Happy half a year birthday to my firstborn!

You wanna know your numbers today?
You're a whopping 20 pounds and 28 inches.  You're gargantuan.  You know what gargantuan means baby?  It means that you're slightly off center, slightly heavier than the rest of your pals.  But that's okay!  Really! Here's what I think bub:  I think you're perfect.  Just the way you are.

It's been 6 months, time just flew by, didn't it?

You never cease to amaze us.  It seems like every single month, you surprise us with something new.  During your 1st month, you started laughing and smiling.  I admit, at first it was quite creepy to see you do that, but then what were we thinking?  We absolutely loved it.  On your second month, you learned how to sit up with some assistance and you were so proud of yourself!  By your 3rd month, you started holding your bottle on your own, which we're so thankful for.  It's such a relief to just hand you that bottle and trust that you know what to do with it.  You also started rolling around and around, you actually fell off the bed!  Who knew, right?  At 4 months, you started crawling and you had your first taste of real food.  You also started holding the sippy cup on your own.  Just a month ago, you pulled yourself to a stand.  Do you remember our faces when you did that?  We were in a state of shock, your daddy and I.  We couldn't believe what we were seeing!

Now, at 6 months, you can finally sit yourself up without our help.  It seems that little by little, you require less and less help.  This makes me sad, baby.  It makes me sad not being needed by you.  It's only a matter of time before you start walking, and I don't know how I'd feel when you finally let go of my hand.  I don't know how I'd feel when you choose not to be smothered by me.  But how can I not?  You give me so much joy I can hardly contain it!

Stay little for me my dear Yuna , just for a while.  Need me, as I need you.  


jillsmo said...

Happy half birthday giant baby!!!

Ashley said...

LOL on the names! I love her name, gorgeous and original without being crazy like Keighlynn. She is soo cute and big! Happy 6 month birthday Yuna!

kitten said...

Happy 6 months Yuna!

Tina@ said...

Thank you very much Jyll, Ashleigh and Keittinne! We can now join our babies in Toddlers and Tiaras with these winning names!

Mama Mandolin said...

Such a cute name. AND a cute baby. Good work, mom.

the escudero's said...

Hey Tina, Im in love with your blog! im shi's cousins, Joe's wife. lol. i think ive met you once. Keep up the good work. Yuna is a beauty! Ive yet to meet her, but just stalk Shihan every time i see him for pictures of her @ the fam get togethers. Joe & I are expecting, so your blog is VERY helpful to give me the REAL world of a first time mother.

Tina@ said...

Mama Mandolin: Thanks!! And by the way, amazing work on your dudes as well :)

Amber: Oh my gosh, congratulations! Yes, I heard about the good news last month from Joe and Eric and I'm so happy for you guys! That baby's gonna be one pampered tot, I bet! They're gonna be all over him/her! LOL.
But anyway, thank you for reading my blog, I really appreciate that. It makes all the hard work and sleepless nights (like now) so rewarding. More so, I'm happy I get to offer preggy women like you a different perspective on motherhood and pregnancy. Whoa. I sound like a Hallmark card. You just made my night :)

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