I can't believe we've come this far and I'm really looking forward to the months and years to come. It just months ago that Darwin began rolling over and sitting up on his own. Soon after he tried his first food and began grasping bite-size pieces of food with his little fingers. Then came crawling at 7 months and from that point forward his vocabulary expanded from his first words, "mama" and "dada". He started sleeping through the night and taking good naps in his crib at 10 months and could easily self-soothe at this point. At 11 and a half months he started walking like a pro. I think this is by far both his and my favourite milestone.
The first 6 months were quite a challenge for me, especially to
quench his hunger with only breastmilk, and also to keep him
entertained. It seemed that at 2 months he just wanted to be mobile but
hadn't quite figured it out yet. The last 6 months however have been
very exciting with a few exhausting days, especially in Canada. Darwin
plays catch with his favourite toy, the ball, he eats everything on his
own, he can clap, wave, give kisses, stack rings, put objects in and
take out of a box, drink from a straw and so much more! The best part is
watching him walk on his own which he has been practicing all month. He
is very calculated and knows not to hurt himself. This mama is very
proud of her little man and I'm so pleased to have such a smart and
healthy boy to call my own.
Tears come to my eyes when I think about the memories of this past
year. I just wish that my dad was still here to see my little boy grow.
He is so missed by all of us and his first grandson will learn about his
Grandpa Nalin as he grows.
I still remember when his two grandparents, Grandpa David and Grandma
Ila came to see him when he was just a little newborn. It was very
special to have them here to hold and kiss their first grandchild and
for that I will always be appreciative. So much more love came to Darwin
with a visit from his beautiful Auntie Julie, Auntie Rhea and his Uncle
Rish who has the pleasure of watching Darwin grow every day. Uncle
Rishabh and Darwin are so close and I really love and cherish that bond.
Peter and I are in such a better place now that Darwin is older and
can easily entertain himself. Our relationship is 10 times better than
it was earlier this year. If anything, this experience has really
brought us closer together and we're in awe of what we've created