HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO MY WONDERFUL, SEXY HUSBAND AND TO MY BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL, THE TWO TRUE LOVES OF MY LIFE….

my baby girl is 6 months old.  i can hardly believe it.  although people often comment on how ‘little’ she is, in my mama opinion, she is HUGE!  she has grown so quickly, and is more observant of and excited by the world around her each day.  i am awestruck at how much FUN she is at this young age, doing things i didn’t expect until much later: blowing bubbles, saying ‘mama’ and ‘dada’, hugging our necks, giving us slobbery open-mouthed kisses, giggling at our silly faces, snuggling into my chest at bedtime, humming along to lullabies, eating solid food like a champ, bouncing higher and higher in her jump-a-roo, playing with her toys more attentively and just growing like a weed every day.  i say this often, and i’ll say it again:

WHERE HAS MY ITTY-BITTY BABY GONE?

arden has a stuffed bunny that my long-time friend, meghann, gave her when she was still in the womb.  it is so soft and sweet that it won the role of being the single toy taken to the hospital when i went into labor.  on the ride home, i snapped a heart-breakingly adorable photo of arden holding hands with ‘bunny friend.’  then, on arden’s 1 month birthday, i decided to take a photo of her with the bunny again, and a ritual was born.  each month on or around the 6th (her birthday), i take a photo (OK, i actually take about 100 photos!) of arden in nothing but a diaper cover with her bunny.  see how much she has grown in just the first 6 months of her life!

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