This time around is really so different in so many ways. For one, Caroline had her entire first year documented in her scrapbook by her birthday. I was so proud to show it off at her party. Poor Cooper's scrapbook is still in the box. I'll get to it...soon. I promise. No really I will. Soon. I was scrambling the day of the party to find a cute new outfit for Cooper when Caroline's was purchased weeks (or months) in advance.
In some ways, however, there is some comfort in just relaxing with Cooper. I am able to take in all of the moments because I'm not so worried about documenting them or making them super special.
Cooper is so easy to relax with. He is so chill and just takes it all in. He is quick to smile and slow to fuss. He loves anything with wheels and any ball. It is just born in those boys! He isn't walking yet, but he will soon. Again, SO not worried about it. He's still huge. I don't know the details on height and weight yet. In fact I was at his party before I realized that he might need to go see the doctor soon. Oops.
I need to take a moment and discuss this baby's bald head. A number of our friends spend a good amount of the time they're around him rubbing it. There are teeny little blonde hairs growing there, but they are in no hurry. So Cooper-like. And those cheeks- mercy, they slay me.
Cooper- you have made me a whole new woman- the mother of a son. What a privilege to raise you!
I'd like to end by saying goodbye to an old friend. You will NOT be missed.