Life with Viraaj – Part 2
As I sit here cuddled with Viraaj, I reflect on the past 8 months of my life. While he sleeps in my arms, I stare at my perfect boy and cherish this moment as I know he will grow up in no time. Viraaj has made me the happiest person alive. I look forward to waking up every morning to see see his sweet face and showering him with love all day long. I’m so blessed to be his mom. He is my angel and I can’t imagine my life without him, ever. He is pure perfection and such a happy smiley boy all the time.
I can not get over how happy my little boy is. It amazes me how much he loves to smile. He catches everyones attention when we are outside and if someone is not giving him attention, Viraaj will keep staring and smiling until they look at him and give him what he wants, a smile back! At 8 months, Viraaj is already a little flirt. He loves other babies, especially the girls. He makes the cutest sounds at them and we catch him staring and smiling at every girl he sees pass by. I can only imagine what he will be like in a few years. He most definitely will be a social butterfly like his dad and happy smiley baby like his mom.
Even though he hasn’t started to crawl yet, he has figured out how to reach and get to his toys and other things he wants to grab. He is so strong and can stand up supporting himself on something. It’s amazing watching a little human grow so fast and seeing all the changes everyday. Someone told me once, “why don’t you take a break from your baby once in awhile and enjoy some time to yourself. You don’t want to spoil him by being around him all the time.” I smiled back at the comment and thought to myself, you can never love a baby too much and I am the happiest around him and do not want to miss any moments I can have with him right now. I know when he is older, I will have to back down and take a back seat, but right now, I’m making full use of the front seat for as long as I can. I just created the most beautiful thing ever and I want to love him so much and cherish every moment for as long as I have with him before he learns to fly with his own wings.
You know when they say, mothers are always on the clock- they are not wrong. It’s amazing how motherhood does not run linear, ever! There are so many times where I figure out one thing and then somethings else changes. I then figure that out, and then another thing happens. I guess that is why they call motherhood the best job ever, you never know what your day will be like and you will always be thrown some curve balls to figure out. I must say though, today at this moment I’m feeling pretty lucky because everything is going great, he sleeps amazing, he is actually eating very well, growing well, no challenges during the day and overall an extremely happy boy… but tomorrow is another day.
Viraaj is already a traveller. He has been to Mexico, Banff, Toronto, and this is just the beginning. We will be spending our summer travelling the world and experiencing new countries together. Viraaj is in for a real treat. I must admit, I am a little nervous about our travels with him, but confident we will be fine and will adjust accordingly in each situation. I will share pictures from our upcoming travels and add more blog posts about our adventures. Add me on instagram @neeturam to follow our daily stories and stay tuned on www.lifeinthenorth.ca for more blog posts.