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Monday, March 19, 2012

Who are you and what have you done with my baby?!

Something or someone stole my baby this weekend. In her place they left a baby who can now sit up unassisted and who has slept (SOUNDLY!) through the night every night almost every day this past week. Saturday night she slept from 9pm til 7am Sunday morning...seriously, this is not my baby!

This momma thought she was so prepared for all the milestones of infancy because I have worked in daycare nearly 5 years; I have watched little bitty things go from cribs to pull-ups to writing their names over those 5 years, so I have an idea of how a child is supposed to grow. What I didn't realize is how emotional the parents get watching it happen. Obviously working in daycare you become attached to the kids, but there is a COMPLETELY different bond formed with your own child. For example, about a month and a half ago, one of the babies in Jennie's room sat up by herself for the first time and I said "yay!" Jennie did the same thing this weekend and I went "how can you possibly be doing that already? You're only six months....ohhhhh wait, you're 6 months old!" I was excited she could do it, but at the same time sad- where did my newborn go, who I could cuddle with without her pulling my hair and screaming in my ear because she has to see what's going on around her? Jennie also drank from a cup last night, and we had to turn her around in her little bathtub, because she no longer fit into the "newborn" side of it. So many changes in such a short amount of time. 6 months old really is a big milestone!

So, to whoever took my baby...thanks for leaving one who is sleeping through the night (doing a happy dance even as I write this). Pretty sure you got the short end of that stick :)

There's my girl...sitting all by herself!


  1. What a little cutie. It is truly amazing how our little ones blossom and develop. Every stage is so exciting. I delight just as much in watching my 16 yo become a young woman as I do the snuggles of my 5 yo. Congrats on all the great milestones of your little one!

  2. It is so strange isn't it? I remember feeling so bittersweet on my first child's 6 month birthday. I have found that each step they take as a mom there is a part of me that is so excited and one part that just wants to slow everything down! Enjoy! Your cupcake is so adorable!!

  3. It's both sad and wonderful to see them grow up. Your post is feeding my current baby fever. ;) Sleeping through the night is one of the BEST milestones, by far. Now if someone would just explain it to my almost-two-year-old!

  4. My heart would get so sad when my newborn wasn't a newborn any more. Like you said, they were all mine and happy to be with just me.

  5. Oh my gosh... I remember the first time my first baby slept through the night... I woke up in the morning in horror... I looked at the clock and saw that it was morning and realized I had not gotten up that night... with such fright I rushed into my baby's room to find him still sleeping. I remember watching over him making sure he was still breathing... what a sigh of relief!! Now.. someone has taken MY baby and has left me a 24 y/o man!! Blessings to you and your beautiful family!

  6. I was just browsing through older photos on my computer... they grow up so fast. My babies aren't babies!! Boohoo! Enjoy every second! Not Your Ordinary Recipes
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