Thursday, June 3, 2010

letter to connor: by the numbers {8 months}

8: number of months old you are.
4: sharp little teeth in your mouth.
7: ounces of formula in each bottle you drink.
6: number of bottles you hold all by yourself every day.
42: approximate number of ounces of formula you drink every day.
32: recommended daily maximum number of ounces of formula.
26 1/2: what you weigh, in pounds, as a result.
19: average weight, in pounds, of an 8 month old.
3: number of pounds by which you exceed the weight of my co-worker's 3 year old.
9: approximate number of diaper changes you go through per day.
9: approximate number of times you cry on the changing table until you get to hold the lotion bottle.
1: number of times you've gotten poop in your own hair.
7: weeks of swimming lessons completed by our little shrimp kipper.
5: weeks your stuffed & runny nose has dragged on, poor baby.
175: number of people it would require to hold down a 26 pound baby in order to administer eyedrops.
2: number of people actually administering said eyedrops.
90: approximate failure rate percentage, unsurprisingly. you are wily. and strong.
18: size, in months, of ralph lauren jumper your grandfather had to cut off of you with scissors because it was too tight.
6: minimum number of people who stop me on a daily basis to exclaim over your cuteness.
0: number of nights you've slept by yourself.


Nugget, the numbers don't tell even half of the story. {I've always had a robust suspicion of numbers anyhow}. The real story is in the uncounted daily wealth of smiles, cuddles, giggles, bounces, and prayers of thanks. I can't keep track of it all in my mind, on paper, on this blog, or on film. But I know that somewhere, in my heart, there is a vast and ever-expanding storage facility for all of this joy. Because just when I think my heart might burst, you smile your beaming, goofy, toothy grin, and it just expands instead. Happy 8 months, CP.


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1 comment:

  1. zomg THOSE CHEEKS! so freakin' cute!

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