When I first found out that I was pregnant with Judah (which was a huge surprise), I bought a little lion stuffed animal with a matching lion baby hat.
The lion turned into “Loewi,” became Judah’s all-time favorite stuffed animal, got a twin (we bought a second one once Judah got attached to it), and has since spent every single nap and night with Judah.
The little hat was passed on to Elias, and just a couple of days ago, Judah found it and put it on his head. He grinned at me, yelled “Look at me, Mama”, and just transported my mind back to this picture of him:
Now, the hat’s still the same size, Judah’s head isn’t:
Still my smiling boy, though 🙂