Some people love their child from the moment they find out they are having a baby. Others fall head over heels when their baby is born. And still others take much longer: 3 months, 6 months, even a year. People don’t usually talk about the fact that they don’t love their baby from the get go. It seems counterintuitive and cruel. However, if you think about it, taking time to fall in love with a new baby kinda makes sense. I mean, how are we supposed to love someone that we don’t even know?
It took many months for me to LOVE Charlie. Don’t get me wrong, I loved him, but for a while our dog Sherman ranked higher on the totem pole than Charlie. By the time Charlie hit 3 months the ranks changed and Sherman fell down to a far second below Charlie. The same has been true with Henry. I loved him from the second he was born, but I wasn’t smitten. Honestly, I was too exhausted to be in love.
I am happy to announce that I am officially smitten with my second little boy. I went from counting down the seconds, minutes, hours until he went to sleep to looking forward to our quality hang out time together. I honestly cannot get enough of him. I mean, look at him, he’s delicious. Happy 3 Months, Henry!
And here is Charlie at 3 months…