Today Lila is 5 months old.

Five months ago tonight, Lila was in the NICU at Children’s, dad at her side. I was in a hospital bed 25 miles away, my sister at my side. It’s crazy how much has happened in these past five months.

There really are no words to describe what her presence means to us…so I’m doing yet another photo-filled post. All of these are from this month, we’ve had quite the whirlwind.


(First time with her toes in the sand, West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA)


(First time with her toes in the ocean, West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA)


(Everyone’s waving at Mama Caitlin, my excellent assistant photographer!)


(Cracking up at her godmother.)


(Apparently she gets this look from me, according to Cait.)


(Playing with dad tonight.)


(Miss Serious, she was not feelin’ the photoshoot tonight. Long day on a road trip to Amherst.)

Happy 5 month birthday, Bean, you just get better and better every day. We love you more than we can ever say.