Thursday, May 19, 2011

My baby is growing up to fast!

On Monday May 16th my baby hit the milestone I knew was coming but dreaded all the same. He figured out he can walk. Just a few steps at a time for now but it is getting more more common to watch him see if he can make it across a space without support. I have known this day was coming for a while. Ever since he could hold his head up on his own, he prefers standing to just about everything else. He only crawled because it was the fastest way to get where he wanted to go. He has been walking holding on to things for at least 3 months and he just scoots along the couch like a turbo charged engine. But he can do it on his own!

It is exciting to watch him get more and more independent but a little scary. What if he won't need his mommy anymore? I know he still will but the more milestones he reaches the closer we get to the day he won't need me. And I know it's my job to teach him how to reach that point but I am going to whine just a little about it on the way.

It has been harder than I thought it would be to leave him with people during the day while I am at work. I miss hearing his little giggle as he climbs into boxes and pulls paper out of the recycling bin but there is nothing like picking him up and watching that huge smile break out on his face and see him crawl to meet me as fast as his little knees will carry him and the HUGE hug that comes when I pick him up to say hello.