Jovi is six months old today. Sorry for how late the post is, but she was born at 11:26 PM, so I was aiming to post at that time. The content below was written by my wife Karah.
I know that Jovi is growing and turning into the beautiful and sweet baby that I have always dreamed of having. The growing and learning are still just a little bitter sweet. Jovi is speed army crawling as well as turning her body in different directions while on her tummy. She is really fast if she is determined to get something that is in her line of sight. She is doing an outstanding job of sitting on her own with a few spills every now and again. She now has her two cute little bottom teeth and you can hear her crunching on her banana flavored rice mum mums her Nonny (my mom) bought her. I know as she learns each new thing she is getting a little older and more time has passed, I think that is what makes it so hard. I love to see her learn and I want her to but she will only be this little for so long and that is what makes me sad. Time will never be on our side when it comes to our growing baby SO I am thanking the Lord for the time He is allowing me to have with her and I will never forget the precious memories that I am blessed to have because He has given her to us.
I found myself laying in bed last night looking at my little loves face on the video monitor thinking where have the past six months gone. I have heard several times that time flies but it has not ever seemed to go faster than it is now. My baby, my newborn is 6 months old, half a year. I do not want to take one single second for granted with her. I constantly want to hold her and love on her because one day I know it wont be as easy as it is now.
As tears started to fill my eyes when Kyle and I were talking, he told me that when I am holding her in my arms to just keep my mind on that and not think about anything else, but that is just so hard to do. Much easier said than done!
Last night was her first night in her crib, in her room away from us and she did TOO well. I feel like part of me having her in our room and so close to us makes me feel more like she needs me. A friend of mine told me that she will never stop needing me. It may not seem that way now as my little girl gets a little more independent as each month passes by, but I know it is true. I still find myself needing my mom sometimes.
Happy 6 months JoJo Bean!! Thank you God for the past 6 months. I am looking forward to he next several years of watching her learn and grow.