You are 6 months old in these photos.
This was a month of plenty of milestones for you. You learned to crawl. You said your first true words with meaning rather than just babbling them out, “Mama” being the first. You were introduced to your first taste of solids. Most of all, you welcomed your very best friend in to the world, your baby cousin brother Kiyaan.
Hearing you calling me mama while look at me with purpose and calling out specifically to me melted my heart (you would also call me “emma” and “ma’am”).
You simply adore affection. There’s nothing quite like watching the way your eyes light up and smile every time we kiss you, squeeze, cuddle or hug you. We love this quality about you and hope this doesn’t change.
Toward the end of your 6 months, your baby cousin brother Kiyaan was born. Your involvement in his birth was one of the most precious moments. You exhibited a calming presence throughout, acting as a mini doula. You would stroke your Akki’s head as if saying “there there, Kiyaan will find his way to you soon.” You even gave her a little snuggle for comfort. You would communicate throughout in your little cough language with your grandparents. You entertained us throughout.
We were all astonished at what a nurturing soul you already were, you continue to amaze us day by day with your loving grace. Your heart is so pure and innocent, and we can already tell you’re born to nurture and love. I wish there was some way I could preserve your pure innocence. Bottle it into a jar and show it to you someday, when the horrors of the world and the indecency of some human-beings leave you in tears. And although I wish I could protect you from pain, and find a way so that you will never suffer, I know that this is not how life works. Instead, I will continue to try and teach you the things you need to learn, and support you through your daily discoveries. In the end, it’s not our job to toughen up our children to face a cruel and heartless world, it’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. I know this world has already become a better place with such a sweet soul as you, Sareena. We are so blessed to have you in our world.
So much sass and personality!
Still obsessed with using the bedrail to stand… mommy kept having to pull you away because it was so dangerous!
At the airport on your way to see your grandparents, aunts & uncles, and to meet your GREAT grandparents!
You were going through major separation anxiety and stranger awareness, so unfortunately it was difficult for everyone to get a chance to know you properly because you kept calling out for me to hold you. I was glad to hold you throughout as I usually do, but I had to share you so your extended family could get to know you. I’m so sorry! You kept looking at me as if I had betrayed you even though I was always right next to you, it broke my heart. The only person who was able to hold you for longer than 10 seconds without you crying was Shivani Mausi! She was so flattered.
You are just so loved, my little one.
You are the sweetest thing ever. Look at you cuddling your akki up, telling her it’ll be all okay throughout her marathon labor.
You didn’t even bother anyone during your nap times, you just slept peacefully like you always do snuggled up against me in our Tula! <3
The next morning, you finally met him! It’s as if you’re like “Oh, so that’s what was in your belly. Man, what took you so long to come, Kiyaan!”
“Alright, let me see how you’re taking these photos. I’m the director here”
And now time for a few videos of your goofiness and firsts
Still enjoying our mommy & me classes!
You are the sweetest soul, we are so proud to be your parents <3 Love you forever & ever, Mommy & Daddy.