DenaFebruary 15, 2014

The 52 Week Project – A portrait of my son, every week for one year.

7/52 – This week, Roman has been trying like heck to stand without holding onto something. He’s using all of his little might and he’s so close. Watching his determination and resourcefulness is incredible. Last night, he pulled himself up into a standing position using the couch as support. He was so determined to stand on his own that he pushed himself backward with all of his might. He stood there for a fraction of a second, wobbling, and then fell back against the couch for support. As usual, M. and I cheered & hollered — Yay! Hooray! Roman’s face lit up, glowing with pride and excitement. These little moments are so extraordinarily magical that it takes my breath away. Often my eyes fill with tears of such joy as I have never known. Gratitude beyond measure.

Comments (12)

  • Anne

    February 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    it’s so fun watching them grow! what a cutie!

    1. Dena

      February 16, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks, Anne. <3 It sure is.

  • Simone-honeyandfizz

    February 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    What a cutie x

    1. Dena

      February 16, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Thank you. 🙂

  • Jennifer

    February 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Love this photo, such a perfect capture of your sweet boy! It’s so amazing to witness them grow and learn and discover the world around them!

    1. Dena

      February 16, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks so much, Jennifer. It really is amazing. <3

  • Crista at Hands and Hearts More Than Full

    February 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Where did you find such a fabulous toy crate Dena?! Love it!

    1. Dena

      February 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks, Crista! I got it on a few months before Roman was born. I love it. I hadn’t planned to use it as a toy crate — but I love it.

  • Gillian

    February 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I also love that crate and this photo! And your new blog header! 😉

    1. Dena

      February 16, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks, Gillian. So glad you like the header. I just made it this morning. 🙂

  • Katrina

    February 17, 2014 at 3:17 am

    How adorable! Look at those eyes! If you’re interested, I’m running a giveaway at the moment, giving away three gorgeous gifts. Pop over and enter if you like! xx Katrina

  • Claire

    February 17, 2014 at 3:34 am

    I love your description of your little dude’s attempts to stand – it’s so vivid, I can absolutely see him! The transition from baby to toddler is so precious, enjoy it!

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