Today was the first time that my little guy rode in his car seat facing the right way. The entire way to daycare I could see his smiling face in my rearview mirror and I loved every minute of it. I could see him so facinated with the road, my changing the radio stations, and my singing in the car.
I remember when I brought him home from the hospital and I was so afraid of breaking him. I stressed over every little wimper and cry and could not wait until he was big enough to sit up and crawl. There are sometimes now with how busy he is and how he won't let me snuggle him (unless completely exhausted) that I miss my little baby who slept all the time nestled on my shoulder.
I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by. In just 2.5 weeks my child will be one year old. My sister asks me all the time if I can remember what life was like before Zander, yes of course I can, it was much easier, but not as sweet or rewarding. He is the best.
P.S. Don't mind his crazy Einstein hair in the first picture! He had just gotten up and we were in a hurry!