Friday, 19 July 2013

6 months - & our 9 year wedding anniversary

Joseph is now 6 month old!  He started sitting up on his own just last Friday.  We have started him on solid foods and he really loves it.  So far he has tried rice cereal, sweet potato, squash, carrots, and green beans (all pureed).  We have taken him swimming a few times and he has started swimming lessons (parent and tot).  He is doing really well, though a bit on the light side at only 16 and a half pounds.  We will have to work on fattening him up a bit more. 
Yesterday was also our 9 year wedding anniversary.  We went out to a restaurant with Joseph to celebrate.  It is hard to believe that after so many years of trying we finally have a baby.  It took a while for it to sink in that all those years of taking birth control were actually totally unnecessary!  But after 8 years of unprotected sex and zero pregnancies it became clear to us that we really were infertile!  That's what makes Joseph so special and unbelievable to us.  We thought it would be easy to have kids and that we would have had a few by now.  It is amazing how different reality can be from your best laid plans.  That's what makes me afraid, although I am thrilled with Joseph and our happy outcome, I am troubled by the randomness of misfortune and the terrifying things I read in the paper each day.  Examples:  20 schoolchildren in India die after eating tainted school lunch, 2 year old dies of heat stroke when grandmother forgets him in the back of a hot car, 5 year old run over and killed by a garbage truck when walking home from school, Unmanned freight train full of oil rolls into small town in Quebec and explodes, demolishing the town in a fiery ball.  These things are random and you cannot protect yourself from these freakish accidents.  I pray that Joseph will be safe from these and other unthinkable horrors.  Do I worry too much?  I think of the anguish these parents / loved ones are going through right now.  They may or may not have been worried and no one could have anticipated these kinds of accidents/ human error, but now they are grieving, and I feel for them.  It could have been anyone, I am glad it is not me and I wish no one ever had to suffer like that.
Here are some pictures of our sweetie.


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