I would have stopped it in February 2003. Lil' C was 3.5 months old. At 14lbs. & 1.4oz , he was no longer a delicate newborn but a blossoming little baby. He had just discovered his toes and taken his first real bath. He was already giggling and really recognizing who we were. We loved watching him sleep with his legs and arms spread out like a little frog. In the months ahead, Lil' C would learn to roll on his back, laugh, crawl, sit up, and begin eating cereal. Many more milestones to look forward to.
As each year goes by and I watch Lil' C gets older, I experience a new level of freedom as does he. I'm so proud to see him develop into his own little person... Happy, independent, smart, curious, funny, and an incredible negotiator. We have watched Lil' C go through some amazing changes yet none were as pronounced as in that first year.
So if given the opportunity, I wouldn't exactly freeze time but relive that first year starting with Lil' C' 3rd month. For me, that first year flew by in the blink of an eye. So to relive it would be a priceless gift.
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