Wishing on baby milestones, missing the moments
I remember looking forward to Elliott rolling over and then crawling. Then it was walking. His speech was a long time coming considering his hearing loss and adenoid and grommets surgery, but now he amazes us with what he can say. We looked forward to him being toilet trained; now he can do it all himself. We now have a Mr. Independent and I wonder, where has my little baby gone?
All of these milestones have come and gone and I suddenly find myself longing for my baby boy, the gorgeous little thing with hardly any hair who would sit and gaze at me with his big almond shaped eyes. The baby whose words were made up of goos and gaas.
As strange as it may seem, I miss changing the little nappies and I most definitely miss the long cuddles to sleep. Where has my little baby gone?
Fast forward 2 more years when Elliott is in prep and I’ll probably be doing the same thing, wondering where my little 2 year old has gone. And so, for that reason, my goal for 2015 is to not wish on milestones, but instead, absorb every ounce of who he is right at this very moment.
Life is busy, super busy, but my focus will be on mindfulness , mindful parenting and living in the moment, always.
Do you ever feel you’ve rushed through baby milestones, wondering where on earth time went?