I never knew just how fast babies grow up. Before having Earl 6 months seemed like a lifetime. Now he's 6 weeks old, smiling and occasionally giggling, watching things as they move around him and loving music time with Daddy. In just the same amount of time again (which has seemed like a blink of an eye) he will be starting to play with toys and getting more and more independent. In not so much time after that he will be trying his first solid foods, sitting on his own and laughing at me and Daddy. 6 month olds seem so grown up compared to a newborn, and yet Earl seems to be getting there so quickly. I never thought I would say this but....does it get any slower so I can enjoy him? I am going back to work in May and I'm so scared that that will come and go, and I wont appreciate the time while he is small and I can watch him grow.