And then I had a toddler…

woman reading book to toddler


Just tonight I was glancing through some new blog posts on WordPress and noticed a post by Babysmoo that was talking about how she feels like her little girl has grown into a toddler overnight.  I one hundred percent agree!

Jonathan is just a week shy of turning fourteen months.  It feels like just yesterday we were still planning his first birthday.  It sure doesn’t feel like fourteen months have gone by since I got to hold him for the first time.  How on God’s green earth has the time gone by so quickly?!

As parents, we need to be reminded to enjoy each phase of our little boys and girls.  Though personally I was not a huge fan of the newborn stage, and am very thankful that my little one sleeps all night now, it makes me sad to think of how much he has changed from the little 7 pound 2 ounce tiny human he was.  Whether our babies are just coming into our lives, crawling or newly walking around, or at the phase of back talking and eye-rolling, we need to savor each and every moment with them.  Because that is exactly what it is.  It’s a phase.

In the blink of an eye, they will be on to other phases in life and we will be quietly reminiscing the days of gone.  Whether you are at a point in your life where your little one is not sleeping through the night because they are wanting to eat, or because they officially have their driver’s license and you can’t sleep until they come home (hopefully) at curfew, we all have to remember, this too shall pass!  As mamas (and daddies), we have to just hold on to and savor each and every moment we have with our babies.

So until next time,

Okie Mom

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