Monday, February 18, 2013

Bottle it up






It has become completely apparent, I am in love with my almost 10 month old.  

Don't get me wrong, I've loved her since I got two pinks lines on that little stick, and I loved her the moment she was placed in my arms.  This isn't one of those posts about not having that immediate bond and connection with my child, because I had it, bad.  Some might say annoyingly so as I rarely leave her side and prefer her company to most adults. 

Instead, I find myself on repeat with "I love this stage!".  I usually caveat it with something like I'm sure I'll be saying this until she's 12 and talking back and being a pain in the ass, but I really freaking love this stage.  


When thinking of adding another child, all I can imagine is wishing away the lack of head of control, fussiness, poor sleeping, constant eating, super drooling, and let's face it, general being a blob of human form.  Which I know won't be true when it happens, but at this moment, all I want is my 10 month old forever. 


She's such a joy.  Almost always happy.  And so fun to play with, she 'shares' and makes sure I'm paying attention when she's cruising around, grabbing things, and pushing buttons (literal and figurative).  She grabs books and looks at me in way of telling me to "read to me now, mama".  She dances and 'sings'.  And is ticklish on her back under her arms, and loves it when tickle monster attacks.


She eats like a champ and meal time is now so fun that she loves to feed herself.  It's easy to get out of the house and she's always stopping traffic on whatever errands we are running with her adorable smile and loud "I want everyone in a 1/2 mile radius to hear me" screeching. 


 She's trying so hard to stand on her own, but she's not yet mobile in the sense where I have to literally chase her or never take my eye off her.  I can sit her down with some toys and grab my coffee and watch her play, alone. With wheels turning, learning cause and effect and fine tuning her motor skills -as best a baby can.



I just want to bottle this up. 


I know in ten years when I told I am told I am hated, eyes rolled, and doors slammed, I'll think of this girl who wants nothing more that to give me a hug around the neck and slobbery kiss on the mouth. 




I want to remember this forever.

12 comments:

  1. So touching! She is so adorable :)

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  2. Awww this is so sweet!! She's such a little love bug! I don't blame you one bit!!

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  3. Love this post! You took the words right out of my mouth. Truly feel the same way right now. I think they would be pretty cute playing together too! ha She is such a cutie pie! XO

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  4. May God Bless both of your hearts...

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  5. Made me tear up. I think about these things all the time, and my little girl is only 2 1/2 months. Thank you for posting this!!

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  6. Oh wow, my little girl is 11 months andi feel exactly the same way. It really is the best.

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  7. man, I'm in tears right now. so, so sweet. I think this entire concept crosses my mind at least once a day. when I know that I have things to do around the house, but I know that one day he won't want to cuddle and play with my hair, so I lay with him instead. watching them grow is so bittersweet. I want him to stay little forever, but he's becoming so fun that I can't wait to see what comes next.

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  8. such a sweet post. I could write the words for how I feel about 6 months, I can't imagine 10. I feel the same way as you from the minute Avery was born and never leaving her side. We are so blessed.

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  9. Beautiful post---your love for motherhood reminds me a lot of myself with my first born. Not that I love it any less now with two kids but it's just so different. I really enjoy watching you enter into each phase with A because I know you love it so much. Keep soaking it in, mama, and someday when a second baby comes the newborn phase won't seem *that* awful---because you forget so much from the first time!

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  10. Love this post. I know the feeling. I just look at Emma and think, gosh I am so lucky to have such an amazing baby. I had to have her come with me to work for a couple of hours on Friday and everyone kept commenting on how good she is.

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  11. I absolutely adore this post! I find myself thinking the same thing every single day. And your little sweet pea is amazing!
    Cheers to many more stages to love!

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  12. Amen!!! I couldn't agree with this more! But you're right, it just going to keep getting better and better…I'm sure of that!

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