My son Daniel (aka “Little Guppy”) was born July 9, 2022. He was induced because there was not much amniotic fluid in my womb one week past the due date. I thank God that they were able to induce labor and get him out safely. He is the cutest baby I know. Yes, I am biased, as his mom! I love to hear him laugh and giggle. I love to see him smile. At the very beginning of his life, we loved to hear him squeak.
Daniel went through a phase of always getting his arms out of being swaddled. He is very strong. We got him a Superman outfit for Halloween. He recently learned how to suck his thumb. He is doing well with tummy time. One of the sweetest memories I have so far is cuddling with my son. I enjoyed breastfeeding while I could. I unfortunately had to stop for medical reasons, but I am grateful for the time I had.
I love seeing my son look at me with his big brown eyes. He eats a lot and is growing. I am so thankful for my child! He brings so much joy to my home. Family and friends love getting to spend time with him. We took him to the beach and had a great time. Right after that trip, he was baptized, with a party afterward to celebrate. I thank God for my little baby boy. It is an honor and a privilege to have carried him and now to take care of him outside the womb. He is already growing so quickly, I am trying to take it all in and be grateful for this great gift that is my baby.
Editor’s Note: Mary interned at FFL from winter 2021 to spring 2022.