you made us O My Family

For half of a year

you have been in our life.

For 6 entire months

I have been a mother.

{Photo credit: Beth of Folding Laundry}

For 26 weeks

you have taught us about love.

For 182 days

I have been kissing your cheeks.

For 4,383 hours

your daddy has doted over you.

For 248,850 absolutely precious minutes

we have been a family

because of you.

We love you, OBaby.

29 Responses to “you made us O My Family”

  1. shelley

    perfect post. there is almost no way to describe the giant love you feel for your own child and how you’ll never be the same again. but you do it well. motherhood is such a wonderful blessing. it’s draining sometimes, and guilt inducing, but o the rewards!

    • AllisonO

      Thank you, Shelley. These six months have brought a mixed bag of emotions, but the one resounding chorus has been love.

  2. Elizabeth

    can you believe how fast time flies when you have a baby?! i love this post – so precious nad heartwarming! and that picture of you with Micah is gorgeous! being a mommy looks great on you :)

    • AllisonO

      O, thanks Elizabeth! You know, it does feel like this winter isn’t dragging nearly as much as the last ones I can remember. That’s probably because I wake up everyday in disbelief of how much he’s grown and how old he is.

  3. Mandy

    Simply beautiful! Just wait, the next 6 months will be O so amazing!

    ~Is it OK for blog guest to use cutesy phrases beginning with O??

  4. Elaine

    Cutest 6 month old I “know!” Love his sweet, darling face in that first picture!

    It is amazing how they change out lives, isn’t it?

    BTW, is his birthday July 16th? Just curious since that’s my hubby’s birth date! : )

    • AllisonO

      Yep! July 16th, 2009 10:10am

      One of those moments in time you will remember forever, you know?

  5. Sarah

    Happy 6 months,Mr Beyond Adorable! If I was closer to your age(like,maybe 19 years younger)I think I would marry you. :)

    Thanks for sharing him with us, AllisonO!! ♥

  6. Hyacynth

    That first picture is absolutely adorable.
    Though I love my second baby like crazy, I have a special place in my heart for my first born because of what you said — he’s the baby that first made me a mother and first made us a family. What a little life changer!
    I’m so glad you’re enjoying the ride of motherhood.

  7. Megan@SortaCrunchy

    I was a blubbering mess on Dacey’s first half-birthday. I spent hours making a photostory of her first six months. I was SO SAD that it had gone by so quickly. Guess what? Just gets faster from here. That’s utterly unique insight, I know.

    He sure is one kissable little boy! I agree – motherhood looks very good on you.

    • AllisonO

      I’ve been a blubbery mess a few times this week, but I held it together on his half-birthday. Putting him in the highchair for the first time had me in ruins though.

  8. Erin

    Beautiful. And thanks for the reminder that Tommy is six months tomorrow. You’re not as good with these things the second time around!

  9. Deanna

    Oh the joys you will experience…………enjoy every minute!! Believe me you will blink and he will be 6 years old!!


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