It's hard to believe that four months ago I was waiting on this guy. Since then he has filled my life with so much joy. I live for his smiles, coos, and blowing raspberries. I love when he stares into my eyes while we nurse and rest his head on my shoulder when I pick him up. I adore how chunky he has gotten -- 15 pounds of pure cuteness. I am astonished by how much he has grown and changed already. Ian is a shy baby who will bury his head into my shoulder if he is nervous to be around someone. He is an energetic baby who is always flaring his arms and cooing. He is a coy piece of joy who will smile at your but then turn away if you smile back at him. Ian adores mom & dad and prefers us over anyone -- he recently has developed a bit of 'stranger danger' and it's so endearing (and also, challenging). Ian is a determined baby who will let no one stop him -- a trait I can see working to his benefit. We have had some challenges -- notably teething, and a really rough session of eczema where he would scratch himself till he bleed (it was terrifying) -- but he has taken all these things in strides and never let them stop him from smiling, loving, & living.
Thank you for letting me be your mother Ian Jonah.