Growing up!

Growing up!.

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October 18, 2012. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Growing up!

So I started a video blog diary for my boys… is that crazy?? I hope to stick to it. And it makes me kind of mad not to have started it before. But today as I was nursing my little chunk at 8.5 months I got emotional by the baby scent coming from his hair. I have always thought babies smelled delicious! It should be bottled up and sold. I don’t know any mom who wouldn’t buy it! But as I saw him try to launch and take one step all by himself, that scent reminded me of how much I have experienced in only 8 months. How much joy he has brought to our lives, even though he was completely a surprise from God- and Aruba!

Yes, when you become pregnant for the first time, EVERY SINGLE PARENT out there is telling you “ENJOY EVERY MINUTE, THEY GROW SO FAST” and we believe it, but is not until you have your second baby that you really notice it. You see the different periods, you see everything with different eyes. I think Glenn reminds me of when Gavin was little, but Gavin as a toddler reminds me more that Glenn will grow up before I notice. I don’t know if this makes any sense to you but it does to me.

See the way I see it is this. Gavin and I had unlimited, uninterrupted, uncomplicated time together. We met great people, we leisured, we slept (a lot!!, thank God). Now I don’t stop. It’s always something going on. And I love that, but it also takes away time like today, were I just sat and for a whole hour and nursed and smelled my baby. Before it’s too late. I am glad I have been at home. I could not imagine it any other way. As I start to look for a job, to start as soon as he turns one, I wonder if that is the best decision. Because I don’t want to miss anything. I don’t want to miss him in the morning when he wakes up or at night before he goes to bed. With Gavin I had that, and I want to experience it with Glenn as well. I want to marvel in the way they hold their Elmo or Mickey and go to sleep. Or be able to actually sit down with them on the couch when they ask for cuddles. And take a picture of that hug between brothers, that hopefully they’ll keep giving each other for the rest of their lives.

There are just so many emotions. I don’t think I’m perfect, but I am glad to have been able to take the time and enjoy those moments. Because in the blink of an eye just like that they vanish. Like the baby scent. Like a shooting star, you are just able to see and when you make your wish, the star is gone.

Am I crazy? Am I the only mom who feels like this? I hope not. I know a lot of moms who just had second babies. I hope if they take one piece of advise from me is this: really take the time to admire the small things, the things that a baby sitter will not be able to appreciate, the things that even a distracted dad will miss. Be click happy! With the camera! With the phone, with anything that can possibly record that moment in your brain forever. And enjoy even the cry, every laugh, every crazy moment, for you will miss it once they grow. And they will grow before you know it.

Last picture with no top teeth!!! ImageGlenn Mason 8 monthsImageImageBrotherly LoveImage

October 18, 2012. Tags: , , . Babies, Parenting, toddlers, Uncategorized. 4 comments.

Thanks Dora

Dora the Exploradora, not my favorite kid show but my “on the road got to gal!”. See what happened was that last black friday I gave in and bought a DVD player for the car. My boy was a bit to uninterested from the My Baby Can Read dvds, so I put on some DVD that a coworker gave my husband. And that day I fell in love with the way Dora captured my boys attention while I was driving… The love affair only lasted through the holidays and the amusement definitely died soon, but last Friday as I was getting ready to drive by myself with the boys from VA to NY I decided to try another one of the bunch of dvds we got from that coworker! It ended up being a compilation of Dora episodes that I have never seen. See we are a Disney family, totally not a Nick family, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that Gavin, now almost 26 months enjoying the new episodes and quietly sit in his car seat for 6+ hours without a complain in the World!

So thanks Dora for allowing me to drive unworried about one kid while slowly torturing the other one who at 8 months made it clear he really does not like you a bit and decided to scream for all of 6+ hour drive!

How I made it to NY is a mystery to me! Just happy to be home, but definitely missing the mini vacation with all the extra sets of helping hands at my moms place!

October 8, 2012. Tags: , , . toddlers, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.