Thursday, May 7, 2009

How time flies...

Tomorrow is Kaylani's 6 month birthday, and I can't believe it. It boggles my mind that it's been 6 months already. I can remember every single thing we've done, or that she's done, in the last 6 months that it makes me feel like it can't be 6 months. I never thought that my memory would be good enough to remember 6 months of details. So why is it that every thing is so vividly clear in my head?

The simple answer would be that I remember everything because I've written it all down day by day right here. But even without re-reading previous posts, I can still tell you in vivid color about her first poop incident, or the first time she rolled over, or her first haircut. And while those are very specific incidences and milestones in her life, I can even remember back to a time before she was born. A time that happened exactly 6 months ago from right now.

It's 9pm right now and things don't seem that different from where we were 6 months ago. We're on the couch relaxing after a long day, and just catching up on some TV. 6 months ago I was wondering what my life was going to be like. Mommy was 4 days past her due date and I was anxious to meet my little girl. That part actually hasn't changed. Every day I'm still anxious to see my little girl. Right now, I'm watching TV with one eye and staring at our video monitor with my other because I can't get enough of her.

6 months ago, we went for a walk around the neighborhood to try and motivate Kaylani to come on out. 6 months ago we bought Montreal Chicken Spice because a co-worker told me that it would induce labor. 6 months ago we went to sleep as husband and wife and woke up 1 hour later to head to the hospital. Tonight, we'll go to sleep as Mommy and Daddy and really, really hope that we won't have to wake up in one hour, three hours, or even eight hours.

When we do wake up, it will be Kaylani's 6 month birthday and we'll have our normal monthly celebration, but possibly just a bit bigger. She's growing up way too fast in my opinion. Just think, she's 1/42nd of the way to turning 21! Yikes. Well anyways, I won't say Happy Birthday because that would be premature (unlike thinking about Kaylani turning 21 which is definitely warranted), but I will say Happy Fatherhood Friday since it's close enough! I'm sure it will be Friday by the time most of you read this so it's okay. Don't forget to check out the Dad-Blogs to read the other great Fatherhood Friday posts, as well as my Sports IllutraDad column. They're a great way to kick off the weekend...I promise!

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19 comments:

Andrew's Daddies said...

Happy 6 month birthday Kaylani!!!!!

ciara said...

happy 6 mos, kaylani. jonny, they grow up so fast. one day they're being born next thing you know they're moving out of your house. i have done it once already...and there are two more to go. i was just thinking the other day that i wonder where all the time went *sigh* i was a little lost when my son first lived apart from me, and even the 2nd time, but i think it is going to be much harder to have my girls leave home. i wonder if it's just because they're girls. *double sigh*

Rob said...

Happy 6 months!!!!!

Check out my post at http://www.pbandsmellysdad.com/2009/05/getting-old.html

I talk about this same thing except my oldest is 13 and youngest is 21 going on 22 months so I know exactly where you are coming from. Time flies when you are having fun!

Happy FF!!!

Daddy Files said...

Everyone told me "time will fly by so fast" but you don't really know what they're talking about until you go through it. It's nuts, but it's good to see you're enjoying it.

creativeDad said...

Congrats Kaylani!! Funny...I'm in the stage of what will my child be like, and you are remembering my stage. Well, it sounds like you are enjoying every minute.

Bella Daddy said...

9,397! That's how many pics I have taken of our little one....and I had NO idea, till recently, trying to out together a DVD for family....No Kidding time flies! She is almost 3 now...WOW....Happy Birthday to the little one!!

Lauren said...

Happy 6 month birthday! Enjoy the day!

And Mommy & Daddy - here's to some sleep!

PJ Mullen said...

I'm at a loss that my little man is nearly a month past his first birthday already. Anyway, all these little milestones are a lot of fun, but they do grow up way to quickly.

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Libby(momdad) said...

Happy Fatherhood Friday Jon and happy 1/42nd Kaylani. It's all good...every minute of it.

Tommy said...

You should probably take more pictures so that you can remember everything. Then we can take all the pictures and create a stop animation film of Kaylani's entire life. You must be pretty close to that right? Happy half year kiddo.

Colorado Dad said...

Happy 6 months! Isn't it funny how before they are born, you wonder what you're gonna do, then once they are there, you wonder what you did without em?

DaddyKV said...

Happy 1/2 Birthday. As for your adventure I share in your story. BabyKV will be 7 months soon and it just is crazy.

Otter Thomas said...

My son will be 6 months Tuesday. It goes by way too fast. Your daughter already had a hair cut. I am amazed. Our son was born with a ton of hair, lost most of it, and now it almost back to where he started. No haircuts necessary.

Mocha Dad said...

Time does fly. Enjoy the special moments while you can.

-Justin said...

My little girl's 2 1/2, and still no haircut! It flies fast, but it's the best thing I've ever done! Just take time out to enjoy it. (Like I need to tell you that!)

WeaselMomma said...

Enjoy every second. It goeas by too fast.

KWG said...

Happy Birthday indeed! Our little Bea is almost 8 months old and every month is a birthday until you're 2 years old, right? Isn't that a law?

JonnyTam13 said...

Thank you everyone for the 1/2 birthday wishes! I'd respond individually but I think I'm way too late for that =p