In Katie's Eyes

In Katie's Eyes

Thursday, October 18, 2007

9 mos.

Today, Our Katie is 9 mos. old. WOW. It has been amazing having her. She has grown sooo much. I mean, I guess that's an obvious. But, From that little babe we first met in the hospital until now. All the milestones. All those gazes, rocking her to sleep, the first smiles to the screams of excitement now. The LOUD babbles when she was first finding her voice. LOL. And now, she understands so much of what we say. It is all so amazing. So MUCH has happened in just 9 mos. BUT, I HAVE really tried to take it all in. I really tried to heed the advice of all the moms out there and enjoy EVERY moment. And there have been countless moments that have just awed us as new parents. In this regard, 9 mos. has seemed like a long time.

I also keep thinking that we have had her now just as long as her birthmom, firstmom, lifemother carried and cared for her. I am so eternally grateful that she loved her during and beyond those 9 mos to give her life. I will never know what 9 mos of pregnancy will feel like, let alone 9 months of pregnancy while making an adoption plan, but I am pretty sure it was not a fast 9 mos. I am willing to bet she was very aware of K. And felt very deeply all of the changes caused by her presence. I can only imagine. That is her story of our daughter. For now, things remains a one-sided conversation between us. But I suppose we have a connection much stronger than words.

9 comments:

terilynnh2000 said...

What a beautiful tribute to Katie and her firstmom. I can't believe she is already nine months!!! Time sure does fly! Glad to hear you are stopping to enjoy every second of it! Don't Blink!!

Julie said...

Thanks Teri! I can't believe it either. I think that 1 yr. is really going to hit me!!

Becky said...

I can't help but think back to around this time last year. I know it was such a rough time for you guys. I can't begin to tell you how glad I am that this year is so much better!

Julie said...

Thanks Becky. I know. That HAS been in the back of my mind. Someone told me I'd remember the exact date EVERY year, but its kind of nice that I don't. :) Pulling for you guys!

Thankgsivingmom said...

As a birthmother who had a VERY tough time dealing with nine months (in August) I so appreciate your comment on it's significance.

Thanks

Julie said...

Thanksgivingmom,
:) You gave me chills.. just knowing that it mattered. Thanks for letting me know. I wish you all the best! :)Julie

Jeni said...

9 months old! :)
I remember, too, around this time last year...and I'm thrilled beyond explanation because of how different this year is!!!!!

Brent & Jodie said...

What? How is she nine months old already? Where did the time go? She is such a little love bug!!

Colette said...

Julie...what a great post! We do love birth mom's don't we! Hugs and we will have to chat soon! Love Ya