I have been having some back and forth thoughts in my head. At times I really miss my little baby that I had, the one I could put in a chair and would nap, that did not require alot of attention other than diaper change and needing to be fed. I am at the stage where Bree wants CONSTANT attention. She talks all the time and is loud, her sleep schedule is changing, she is becoming independent and a learning machine. I am loving watching her grow and learn but I do and will still miss the little baby days.
One thing I am getting more of now is love and affection. Bree is starting to give me hugs for no reason. She runs up to me, usually when I am standing, throws her arms around my legs to hug me and then says with all sincerity "mama". It melts my heart. She will also give me kisses and yell "muah" and she does so. I love these moments of being embraced by my child because I know one day she won't want to show that affection. I try to take it all in and enjoy it and return the love and affection to her as well.
She is really starting to make me laugh. She has such a strong personality on her, is repeating everything, and her energy is just so enriching. I am starting to have actual conversations with her. She says please and thank you and tells me what she wants. The one thing I don't miss from the baby days is the inability for the child to tell me what it wants or what is wrong. At first it is just a guessing game until you start learning your child and they learn you.
Clearly I can't go back in time and get those days back. I try not to look forward either because I don't want to miss anything. I try to take each day at a time. These are moments I won't get back. These are moments I will also miss and so I can and will enjoy where we are at, what she is doing, and continue to feel proud everyday of all her accomplishments. She has made so many accomplishments between running/walking, learning so many words, having manners, learning animals, their sounds, colors, ABCs, counts to 10, and singing her nursery rhymes.
Just promise me you won't grow up too fast child....
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