I feel like I was taking these little moments for granted. Of course I’ve always loved your snuggles, giggles, and kisses, but these moments are different.
You were my first baby.
The baby that made me realize that I was going to be make it as a mom. Because, ya know, becoming a parent is simultaneously the hardest thing and the easiest thing that I have ever done.
Everyone has doubt. Every soon-to-be parent wonders if they have what it takes to provide their child with what a child truly deserves. We asked ourselves, ‘Can I really do this?’ and told ourselves, ‘I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.’
But then you came.
And you single-handedly made all of the doubt cease to exist.
You taught me that being a good mom isn’t about making sure you have the newest toys or the fanciest clothes.
You taught me that there is only one love that will ever be this deep and everlasting.
You gave me the courage to face the unknown.
You gave me confidence in who I am as a mom.
But now the days of it being just me and you are limited. The life as we’ve known it is about to change in a beautiful, yet significant way.
It’s not gonna be just us.
You’ll no longer be the baby of the house. You’re gonna be the example-setter. The teacher. The helper.
Your infancy is becoming just a memory.
You’ve grown before my very eyes. Through these eyes, I watched creation come to life for the very first time.
So now I’m paying deeper attention into the moments we have left to be us.
Me and you.