Saturday, January 16, 2010


Dear Bam-Bam,

In the span of about two weeks, you did this:

....and you took to it immediately.

And then this happened this morning:

We'll find out at nap time how that one goes.

Not to mention that you really don't like to sit in a high chair anymore and we probably need to get you a booster seat at Target this afternoon.


And even though I realize that you have to grow up and I am happy to watch you grow up. It also makes me just a little sad. Please forgive me. I can still feel you moving around inside of me. It seems like yesterday. And I look down at my belly, which by the way will never be the same because you stretched me out in a very unflattering way (and I WILL most certainly use that on you later), and I swear it's still moving. As it is you have always been unusually large for your age. You are off the charts and have been since the day we welcomed all 9 lbs, 8 oz and 22 1/2 inches of you. Hence the stretching. So in ways it's going faster for us than for other people with kids your age. I'm thinking raising the ceilings in our house could be in the future. If I close my eyes, I can somewhat imagine you as a man. I can somewhat imagine me having to crane my neck WAY up to see your beautiful face. But know this - you will ALWAYS be my baby. And I will always be the boss of you.

Ok, maybe not the last part.

I love you.


  1. Oh my... so much growing up in such a short time. Good luck with naps and nighttime.

  2. My baby is now 17 and talking of leaving home at the end of this year. And I like you can still remember everything like it was yesterday. Make the most of every minute while they are little - it all passes so fast.

  3. What big milestones to hit in the space of two weeks! They grow too fast, don't they? Before you know it, you'll be sending him off to his first day of kindergarten.

  4. I already told my husband - I HAVE to have a baby in our house at all times. The plan is to give birth every 18 months until my firstborn is old enough to bring home my first grandchild. I insist I am not crazy.

  5. Awww...such a sweet post!

    Bam-Bam is lucky to have you as his mom. I hope you know that.xoxo

  6. "And I will always be the boss of you." That is what consoles me at night when I think about how fast they're growing.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  7. These milestones are SO bittersweet, aren't they? I always am so joyful but a little sad when they happen, too.

    Congrats to the big little man though!! ANd to you, mama. I hope it's going well :)