Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bye Bye Baby

I think my baby has officially become a toddler. I know its been coming for a while. He's huge and he jabbers like crazy these days and runs every where he goes, but there were a few little baby things I was holding onto with the tips of my fingers and I'm losing my grasp. Today James went his first full day without a bottle. Yesterday he only had one at bedtime, and that was only for me I think. Today he made it without one, he asked for one a couple of times, but was easily distracted. I put him down for nap and bed with just a cup and a couple of minutes of rocking and then off on his own. *sigh* I love rocking my babies to sleep. As long as I can do it, I do. I usually end up regretting it because it causes me grief at nap time some days, but I just love it. But he's a big boy now and often goes down with little or no fuss. Good bye my baby. Hello big boy. This is a great stage too, but I just hate saying goodbye to my baby. It was so different with Beth because when she was this age I was just a couple month from giving birth so I had to have her grow up! But I have definitely clung to everything with James. Oh well...we can always have another baby, right? :) I love my big boy James too!

5 comments:

emily said...

awww, so sad. he sure is cute!

Angela said...

It was fun getting to know his sweet and inquisitive personality. We miss you guys already :( We made it home ok and LOVED our vacation.
WA Owen fam

em said...

Love the big brown eyes! I was only one post behind so I am doing alright.

BensonFam said...

That picture is the best - what a cute little guy you have!

Nicole said...

I was just telling Jeff yesterday I am not going to be a very good mamma as my kids leave certain stages, probably a bit emotional, it is hard having them grow up & you only get those stages once and they are so different with each kid. I told Jacqueline too, new rule...no more growing up and getting bigger. She said "Mom, your joking right, i want to get bigger!" I guess there is no fighting it, I feel your pain though!
That James is a cutie...time for another...is this an announcement?!?!