Hope everyone had a very Happy Easter this past weekend! We spent ours up in Canada (that makes trip 3 for lil A!) It was a great visit with our families. The weather was unusually warm, given the dreary weather report...so we took the sunshine and enjoyed ourselves.
...on Transitioning to Toddler-hood
Lil A is on the cusp of walking. It excites and terrifies me at the same time. His world with be developing to a new altitude and speed...and as his mom I'm holding my breath. I feel like it was just yesterday when I was cradling him in my arms...protecting him for the harsh reality of the world. Now he prefers to be tossed up and flipped around while expelling giggles of laughter and an eagerness for more. It's awesome really. Watching him balance on his own and realize he's unsupported. Sometimes he claps in excitement while other times he gets this look of shock and drops to all-fours. But I see him when he doesn't think I'm watching. He plays with his toys without holding on to any support...and sometimes he lifts his foot to take that first step, but hesitates and plops on his bum. :) I think I'm ready though. Whether he is or not, I'm ready to experience this new level with him.
I know he'll find a way to get into even more things.
I know he'll get more bumps and bruises than I can count.
And I know I'll wish for his less-mobile days.
But I also know that this was going to come eventually. And at least I'll be here to witness him discover his newest freedom. :) As a mommy, nothing is more thrilling!