Friday, August 24, 2012

My Big Baby Boy

My sweet boy.

What would you call him now?  He is always my baby, but is he still an actual baby, or is he now officially a kid?  Not a BIG kid, but when does he make the switch from baby to little kid?  Is he still in the realm of toddler, because he had this walking thing down pat.  He talks, he sings, he dances, he tells jokes then laughs and says "That's FUNNY!"

 He is now officially 100% potty trained, we have packed up all diapers, onesies, baby toys, and clothes with months written on the tags.  The stroller hasn't been out in a year, he buckles himself in to his own carseat, he can work the peddles on his tricycle and go flying down the sidewalk under the exact same trees I rode my bike with training wheels on as a kid.

He can carry on conversations. He has opinions. When we are apart, I can talk to him on the phone and we really talk. The other day we were at the grocery and I asked for a kiss.  He said "No Mama, just a hug.  Kisses for at home."  And my heart broke just a little.   He has started telling me he is "really really big!  I all grown up."  And I have to disagree.  He is still little, he is still my baby, but the land of baby and toddler, little kid and big kid, apparently they don't have distinct lines.  He is living in the grey between baby and little kid. 

Or maybe I just want to believe he is, because I refuse to let go of that last little bit of him that's a baby.  We still have a changing table in his room, and the other night he curled up and fell asleep in my arms.  He likes me to carry him, sometimes saying "No Mama, carry me like a BABY!". He likes me to rub his back as he falls asleep in his room that is still a nursery. I cut up his food and he drinks from cups with lids.  He is still a baby, at least for a little while longer.  Or maybe for forever, for me.


Me and my baby


  1. He will always be your baby. My sweet baby is now 11 and almost as tall as me, but he's still my baby and he still hugs and kisses me, and tells me he loves me, even in front of his friends. I hope it never changes. Enjoy your sweet baby!

  2. This post is so sweet. He will always be your baby but they do grow so fast! Oscar is only 11months and already prefers a cup without a lid and loves drinking through straws. He is walking and just today I told Tim we have a toddler and he said Oscar will always be his baby no matter what! It's so amazing to see them grow but so hard to say goodbye to each stake isn't it? xx

  3. This is such a sweet post. I think Henry will always be your baby.

  4. Always your baby, but it's so sad when you realized they've transitioned without you realizing it. I have a pre-schooler and a toddler now... where are my babies!?