Have you ever had one of those moments with your kids where you stop and look and are hit with the reality that time passes way too fast?
Today I put Abby in her high chair to give her some of her favorite snack, some blueberries, and I turned and looked at her and noticed how much higher she sits in the seat. I also noticed how much more steady she was sitting up instead of leaning to one side like she seemed to do just yesterday.
And now as she sits up in her bouncer that she is way too big for, and leans over the side and plays with the carpet I realize that she is almost 7 months old. Soon her main goal will be to crawl and then walk and then run away from me rather than be held by me. I’ve already started to notice a bit more independence when she plays on the floor with her toys, or lets someone else besides Mom entertain her.
As much as she has NOT been an easy baby, I’m pretty sure I’m going to miss her being a baby. I am going to miss the adorable way she shakes her hands even when she doesn’t have a rattle in them, almost like she’s testing to see if there is anything there and the way she imitates me when I blow raspberries in the air at her or squeal.
I’m not usually this deep and introspective, as you could probably tell, but this morning it really hit me hard. We have a little chant around here that goes something like this:
“no more babies”
“no more babies”
“we don’t want, no more babies”
My son and I chant that at Abby when she is particularly crabby (you know, most days) and although we mean it, and she is our “last” baby (not kidding, no way, no how, no more), I think there will always be a part of me that will yearn for, if not another baby, the days when mine were babies.
In the end, this post really did end up being an “Accidental Mommy moment” because I never would have thought I’d experience these kinds of thoughts over anything other than a cat.
I have no idea what is going on in this picture, but I actually like not knowing. It’s like they have a secret joke or something fun they were sharing that only they know about.