I know I’ve said it before, I know we all say it – everyone talks about how quickly these babies grow and change – and it’s so true, they do. Can I just tell you that the past few weeks have seemed like a rapid fire of change for the kid that I birthed?
Two weeks ago she wasn’t walking. Now? She is. And every day, every minute, she gets more and more confident.
Two weeks ago, I don’t think she understood much of what we said to her. Now? When I say, “Go give your baby a hug”, she finds her baby, picks it up, hugs it and says “Awww” while patting her on the back. She knows everyone’s names, what different toys are called, and is starting to understand simple instructions.
Two weeks ago she didn’t dance to music, she didn’t say very many meaningful words, she didn’t know how to eat from her snack trap. And suddenly she does all of these things.
I know none of this is profound but…
…holy smokes, my baby is a person.
She sniffs the flowers, says “Oh” all the time, and tries to repeat words we say to her.
Of course all of this change tugs at my mom heart as I wah wah and long for my squishy little baybee but at the same time, I swell with pride every time she learns something new and can’t wait for the next thing she comes up with.
Each day is new and exciting and fun. Every stage just gets better and better and better. As well as faster and faster and faster. So now? I’m off to glue my eyelids open because I’m afraid if I blink, she’ll be packing her bags for college…
**Thanks to Auntie M and Auntie L for these sweet photos that I stole from facebook. ;)