We hit a new milestone on Friday.
We are no longer in totally uncharted territory.
Gabriel was our first newborn. Until Mr. G came home, Elisabeth was the youngest child we'd ever had...
...and she was five days shy of 14 months on the day we first held her.
Despite being about 7 pounds more than Elisabeth at that same point, and the fact that E hadn't yet learned to crawl when we first met her, Mr. G seems younger than Elisabeth did. Maybe it's because she was so serious (especially the first few days). Maybe it's because her thinner face (and body) was less babyish-looking.
(BTW - the "hard" part is because of my stress-case personality...the times when I worry and try to figure things out in my own wisdom instead of continuously leaning into the Lord for HIS wisdom.)
I do know that I am a different mama than I was to my first 14-month old, 8.5 years ago...