Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thirty One

Today we celebrated Lydia's first birthday. The party will be a post of its own but I am really hear to tell you that I am just not ready for this.

In the last two weeks Lydia has started walking. She is talking more and more every day. She is full of energy and silly to the bone. I love Lydia at one.

I am just not ready for this.

As I welcome Lydia the toddler into our lives, that means saying goodbye to Lydia the baby. Although I do not miss the sleepless nights or the hour long crying jags of infancy, it is still hard to say goodbye to my baby.

I am just not ready for this.

I wasn't ready for her to wean from nursing, which she did a month a half ago. Much to my chagrin.

I am just not ready for this.

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Madeline's first birthday. Madeline has grown up so quickly I just want to stop time and take this all in because it feels like it is going too fast. Before I know it, Lydia will be a high energy 3 1/2 year old and Madeline will be 5.

I am just not ready for this.


P.S. Today is my birthday. Leave me some blog love, eh?



Adrienne said...

"mmmmwah!" (Alexander blowing you a kiss.) Happy Birthday to you my dear friend. I hope Lydia's party went well. She looks so cute. I understand what you mean about them growing up. They are so wonderful at each age and they HAVE to grow up. But oh... our babies.

Molly said...

Pardon me for disagreeing with you, but I think you ARE ready for this. Lydia loves to make us all laugh, something that was sadly lacking in her infancy. See how it just keeps getting better & better??

It does.