Monday, March 15, 2010

The Golden Age of Babies

Self portrait with naked baby....
There has been cuteness every day of the last 8 months, but I have to say that at 7 to 8 months, it really ramps up into high gear. There is something especially delicious about this age. When their chubby fingers grab you, you know it is because they want to hold onto you; when they reach out for something, you can see they are trying to learn its properties. It's a moment of growth, and also the moment when you begin to notice that they're not going to be a baby forever, so you want to hold it tight and treasure it. I was in a secondhand shop yesterday looking at baby clothing, and realized sadly that all of the clothing that looked cute to me would be too small for him....he's definitely no longer an infant anymore.

New favorite toy... the ol' crocodile xylaphone!

Already an experienced hiker, Micah's now too cool to hang out with us!

But not too cool for Grandma! How they love each other!

Practicing for his upcoming centerfold shoot, Micah tries out his new bathtub. He loved having room to kick, but it made Mommy nervous.


  1. Very cute and very true. We were saying the same thing the other day with our boys who are eight months and some change; they seem to have lost their "infantness" and day-by-day are looking and acting more like toddlers. How time flies, people aren't kidding when they say that. Just have to enjoy the moment we are in as it is very fleeting.

  2. I love the photo with Grandma. It's beautiful!

  3. What a gorgeous post. Do you know, you look very alike? It's remarkable.


  4. My goodness...I cannot beleive how big he is getting!! It seems like yesterday we met him in Hirandani and now he is this little boy full of smiles and mischeif.

  5. Love that yellow inflatable thing ... do they make them for big people?

  6. Stephanie, Micah is such a handsome boy. He's so cute; I want to kiss and squeeze those chipmunk cheeks! Love the hiking photo; such an outdoorsman! Patty