There are a lot of things I can’t tell you, including the last time I slept for five hours straight, peed with the bathroom door closed, or walked through my living room without stepping over a toy.
What I can tell you is what my baby had to eat today, how long each of his naps were, and what songs I sang to him while changing his diapers.
I can tell you about his bath this morning, after a 6:00 a.m. wake-up call. It was only after I began to feed him, did I realize he had a giant soak-through-your-pajamas blowout. Like most sleep-deprived moms, I chose to ignore it until after his tummy was full.
I can tell you his favorite books and I can tell you the ones he dislikes. With one shove of his arm, you would know which ones he doesn’t like too. I can almost recite all of Goodnight Moon by heart and I’m getting pretty good with my Southern twang while reading Little Blue Truck.
I can tell you how much he loves fruit. Brushing his teeth is a must at bedtime, because he has a sweet tooth like his Daddy.
I can tell you how long it takes us to get out of the house. He wiggles and moves so much that a hat on his head turns into a wrestling match.
I can tell you how many teeth he has and how many are coming in. He could melt anyone’s heart with his little toothy grin.
I can tell you his ticklish spots and the silly faces I make to get him to laugh.
I can tell you how I spent my day chasing him around the house, while he crawled and explored his new world.
I can tell you how he looks adorable in blue, but his socks never seem to stay on his feet.
I can tell you how he claps his hands in excitement when he wants something. I can tell you when he’s frustrated. A grunt and a whine are usually good hints.
I can tell you that music makes him groove and jive like no other. The image of him rocking back and forth as he sits listening to a tune will forever be ingrained in my memory.
I can tell you how good the top of his head smells after a bath. If you were to bottle up the smell of heaven, this scent would be it.
I can tell you that I didn’t shower today, change out of my pajamas or step outside of my house, but none of this matters. I was with him.