Monday, July 29, 2013

Not A Baby


This weekend, during a long car ride, I found myself lost in thought about this little boy of mine.

"I'd be so heartbroken if he was our last baby instead of our first" I thought. As he becomes more and more of a toddler each day I think about the baby he never was. Baby Fix-It was born alert. Wide eyed. Curious. Passionate. Expressive. Independent. I love him for all these things. I marvel at his determination.

Each time he acquires a new skill he is so proud of himself. Each time he catches someone's attention he bursts with happiness. He waves. He's been on a mission to walk since he was 7 months old. He marvels at older kids. A pacifier? Never. Cuddles? No time for that. Crawling? Psssssh. I walk, remember?

It's taken me until now to figure out why this little boy of mine was so miserable during his first few months in the world: he simply didn't like being a baby.

I'm so glad you're my first born, little boy. You can lead the pack. But take your time. That great big world will be waiting for you even if you want to slow down a little.



9 comments:

  1. i feel similarly--LO is 6 months old, but he was not a cuddly, sleepy newborn, and he's starting to pull himself up and crawl...slow down, please!

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    1. whoa, whoa, whoa...how did I miss that you had a BABY!?

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    2. my "blogging" has been super erratic and sparse, so it was very easy to miss!

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  2. What a sweet post. :) I just have to say - the photo of him is seriously adorable...I can't get over it. And maybe this is weird, but whenever I see you post an instagram pic I shove my phone into my husband's face and force him to look, making him confirm that he is indeed one of the cutest babies we've ever seen. Poor guy is dealing with a lot of baby fever in this house...

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  3. We are quickly discovering this same 'tude with our girl. She wants none of that baby stuff and you can tell she has places to go, things to do. Except she's only 2.5 months. No one will ever say "she's such a chill baby," that's for sure.

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