Thursday, July 9, 2009

Shira is turning 6 months

I can't believe six months passed since our beautiful, precious baby was placed in our arms. Where did the time go? I wonder if I will keep saying that in 5, 10, 20 years...

Six months of love and joy. Six months of hugs, cuddles and kisses. Six months of nursing and nurturing my child at my breast. Six months of learning and growing towards becoming the mother I hope to be some day. Six months that seem both the longest and shortest in my life. Six full, busy months. I'm so tired and so happy.

Endless adventures. My baby focuses her eyes on me, then smiles her first smile. She rolls over now and sits nearly without support. She's trying to crawl. Soon, she'll be all over the house. And it also seems we've got a teether. I'm looking forward to all the excitement that will come: standing, walking, talking. How fascinating to be here to see it every day, nothing compares to this.

I love watching my husband as a father. Shira adores him. Whenever he looks at her, she smiles. When he picks her up, she squeals with delight. She loves me, naturally, but I believe I'm seeing the buds of a very special relationship that will grow between her and her father as the years pass.

How wonderful that God chose to give us this sweet, adorable, in all ways lovely little girl.

How sweet to mark this half-birthday.

34 comments:

Rose said...

Happy six month birthday little Shira. Hugs, Rose

Sue said...

Happy 6 months Birthday, Shira! What a precious age, and what a wise mommy enjoying every moment.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Anna!

Congratulations, little Shira!

Anonymous said...

My oldest turns 10 today. The time goes by as fast as you think it will and then some. He was a baby just yesterday, it seems!

jAne said...

** I wonder if I will keep saying that in 5, 10, 20 years...**

Yes, you will continue saying that, AnnaT. :o) It does go by quickly. Sweet pleasure and blessings kind of quickly, but always longing for yesteryear to do it all over and again! :o)

jAne at tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

Pom Pom said...

Happy Birthday, little bug! I know your joy. Our youngest grandchild is five months old and she is the sweetest little package of cuddle right now! She looks at us with warm, wise little eyes. She's still tiny enough to cradle and I can't quit smooching her little waxy nose! Rejoice! You are a fine mama!

Melissa said...

Happy 6 month birthday precious Shira!

Tracy said...

You will indeed wonder where the time has gone. Happy 1/2 birthday, Shira, you little bundle of joy!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Have a very happy day!

Our children are such a blessing in our lives!

Ways of Zion said...

How wonderful to share this special time. Our lil Sprout is 15 mths now and adores her Daddy. There is indeed a special bond there....when he comes home she runs to the baby gate that separates the home entrance with the rest of the downstairs and calls "hiya Daddy" clear as day.

Blessings on your family!

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

Happy half-birthday, Shira!

It just gets better and better, Anna, but it does go by quickly. Enjoy every minute.

Sylvia said...

Happy 6 month birthday Shira

(((Hugs))) to you Anna

Lydia

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Happy 6 months, Shira!

Anna, thank you for sharing all your thoughts and reflections. These archives are be treasures that I'll certainly be revisiting if I ever have children of my own.

Sarah R said...

It is so wonderful, isn't it. And yes, you will say "where did the time go" over and over. My youngest turned 11 last week and I cried thinking of how far we've come. It seems so slow yet goes by so fast. My oldest talks of driving and cooking school and all I can do is smile and remember when she was learning to walk and needed a chair to reach the sink. I love my children so.

Anonymous said...

Happy Six-months celebration, little Shira! And of course, congratulations to you, too, Anna. :)

W

Bethany Hudson said...

Happy six months to Shira--and to you as a mama, Anna!

It really does just keep getting better. Every stage is the most beautiful and the most precious and the most fun. Even now that I have two children (one a newborn and one about to turn 2), I can say that with perfect confidence.

May you continue to believe that every stage of life is the sweetest so far.

~Bethany

Zora said...

Enjoy these blissful times!

I hope you you are saving this blog offline as well. It will mean a great deal to your daughter!!

MamaF said...

Six months already ! Happy 6 months little Shira and mom :)

Flavia

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! My Ronin will be 8 months next week, and it is amazing--you said it best--nothing compares to this! Happy Birthday, Shira baby! -Leah

Neuropoet said...

Happy half-birthday Shira! The time does fly by so quickly... so many memories, and yet they all seem just like yesterday... don't let anyone steal the joy of the moments with your little one Anna... you are so blessed!

~Jenny

Lillian the Ponderer said...

Happy half-year birthday Shira. - I can't believe it has gone so quickly either. Many blessings.

Shannon said...

Anna, I am so glad you have little Shira! A blessing she is! How wonderful that you have this opportunity to be a mother!

Anonymous said...

Happy 1/2 birthday, Shira! And congratulations to mom and dad, too.

You're wondering if you'll still be wondering where the time went in 20 years? Well, if you're like me, when Shira gets to be 20 (which my oldest will be soon), you'll wonder how that's possible since you just gave birth to her last week!

Sally

Summer said...

As a mother of a nine month old baby girl I can tell you that the next six months of Shira's life are likely to be as wonderful and exciting for you as the first six months. :)

Summer

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your musings about Shira with us, Anna. Isn't it amazing how fast they grow? Also, I know what you mean about Shira having a special affection for her father. Our second daughter shares that with my husband. They just seem to understand each other....always have! I remember how he could soothe her crying so easily.

What a happy milestone for you. :o)

Brenda

Audrey said...

As a fellow mom to a Daddy's girl, I can definitely say there is nothing more amazing and special than witnessing the relationship between the man you love and adore and his precious daughter!

And happy half-birthday to Shira!

It only gets better every day. :)

Sheri said...

Ah, happy 1/2 birthday dear Shira!!!

Analytical Adam said...

I stand corrected from what I wrote before as I misread what it said. I just says that Shira loves you naturally and for whatever reason I thought this meant that a fathers love is unnatural which I can see was not what you were saying Mrs. Anna.

Happy, half birthday to your daughter.

Walters Inc said...

What an enjoyable thing to read today! I am glad you love being a momma that is how it should be.
This is a woman's call and we should be joyful to fulfill it.

It just keeps getting better every day. You just grow closer and do more activities together each day.

Bless you and Shira!

Alicia said...

Congratulations, Anna!

I love reading your blog, and I wish you many more happy and wonderful moments with your daughter, over an entire lifetime! What a blessing!

God bless!

Persuaded said...

happy "birthday" lil darlin'♥

Sara said...

I just had to write because I believe our children were born on the same day! My little Dylan turned 6 months on July 9th also! It has been such a pleasure to read your blog since his birth...I can relate to all of the joys and struggles that come with breastfeeding and caring for an infant...and a husband...and our home...and a 2 year old! LOL! It's so wonderful to know that no matter where we are in the world, mothers are linked together by our common experiences. Thank you for sharing your life with us all.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Sara, actually according to your calendar, Shira was born on January 15-th so she's not quite 6 months yet, but counting by Jewish calendar, she already turned 6 months.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Adam, I hope you don't mind me deleting your first comment which was, as you pointed out yourself, completely irrelevant. I certainly didn't mean that it's unnatural for babies to love their fathers, that is the LAST thing I would say. On the contrary, when I see Shira with her Papa, her little personality unfolds in a very special way.