I’m just going to go ahead and say that baby Eliot has one of the most kissable mouths around. He seems to know it, too, by the way he’s been puckering up recently. It’s one of those entirely endearing temporary stages (that I think was brought on by the introduction of solid foods in the last few weeks). Pretty soon we’ll move past puckering and into blowing bubbles, playing peek-a-boo, and getting mobile. This last week the boy hit seven months. It’s such a fun, interactive-without-doing-anything-wrong age:) He giggles easily when Milo and I tickle him, he curls up for naps and bed with the touch of a button on his sound machine, and he plays on the floor with his bucket of toys, completely entertained. It’s kind of weird. Milo never did that. Milo still doesn’t really play by himself. Maybe God knows I can only handle so much endless energy at once.
I sometimes try to remember how the rhythm of my days went when Milo was this age. Eliot is so calm and quiet, I worry that he’s too easily overlooked in my bustling (because I’m a bustler…) Luckily, since I’ve begun deliberately choosing my activities, I notice that the time I spend with him, especially when Milo is at play school or asleep, has become more intimate and quality. I have looked deep into those greenish-blueish-greyisheyes often this past month. (Am I the only mom with kids whose eyes don’t have a real color? It’s odd.)
A couple weeks ago, I took some (amateur) newborn photos of some good friends’ firstborn son. I tried my best to harness Cassi‘s skills, and was actually very pleased with how the photo shoot went (read: take 400 photos and you’re bound to have a few lucky ones:) I realized it had been a while since I pulled out my real camera to capture a moment with Eliot. While Milo slept, I opened the curtains wide in my room to let a smidgen of natural light into my chronically darkish abode (the next place I live will be filled with natural light, as a requirement), stuck him in the middle of my bed, and watched him roll and smile and drool and completely melt my heart all over again.
Yep little boy, I’m in love with you.
Funny story: The other day I was kissing Eliot’s oh-so-kissable mouth, and he was trying to suck on my nose, and chin, and cheek (you know how babies do?) I thought it would be funny to blow gently into his gaping open mouth…and when I did a sweet baby booger shot straight out of his nose and stuck to my cheek! He got me!
Another thing: Thank you so much for all of your sweet responses to my new dress! I’m glad you like it! The next time I feel frumpy, or have a bad day I’ll just re-read your kind comments (and eat some ice cream.)
The last thing: I am ready to begin offering advertising here on One Little Minute! I’ve been excited that even with less frequent posting, you’ve all continued to read along. The ad space will be priced for small businesses, etsy shops, and growing blogs. I also love the idea of ad space trades and product trades (I do it all the time with sewing:) I’ll get the sponsors & friends button up soon. In the meantime, if you have a small shop or blog that you think fits the content of this site, contact me for more complete information about grabbing a prime location on that empty left sidebar!!
I hope you all have a delightful January weekend!