Is this real life?

Austin is four months old already! How is that possible? 

 At 4 months, Austin weighs 19 pounds & 11 ounces, she is 25 inches tall, and she loves to smile and laugh and talk! Her favorite song is "Bohemian Rhapsody" and she thinks it's funny when she gets a good grip on her toys (or mommy's hair).

At 4 months, Austin weighs 19 pounds & 11 ounces, she is 25 inches tall, and she loves to smile and laugh and talk! Her favorite song is "Bohemian Rhapsody" and she thinks it's funny when she gets a good grip on her toys (or mommy's hair).

Often, Joe and I begin our conversations with, "Can you believe..."

Can you believe how sweet she is?
Can you believe she's already four months old?
Can you believe how much she laughs?
Can you believe she'll be crawling soon?
Can you believe, one day, she'll be a teenager?

Of course, this last one makes us both feel a bit queasy because it's much too far away and it FREAKS US OUT to think about. So we stop and change the discussion to other topics, like dirty diapers or the ice cream we wish we were eating.

But it truly is a gift to ponder our roles as parents and to consider the life of our child.

We are blessed to have her, and God has already used her in profound ways to grow us both in our relationships with Him.

So, four months after Austin's birth, we are still giddy as ever and thrilled to celebrate such a blessing. I imagine we'll always feel this way: a mixture of excitement, anxious anticipation, and exhaustion. It's the most amazing feeling in the world <3

Happy four months, sweet girl!