Everyone always says to enjoy the time with your little one because time sure flies. Wow, it sure does. Reese turned two this week! I can't believe how much she's changed in the past year. She has so much personality and challenges me not only to be a better mom but also to be a better person every day.
I often hear moms say that they miss the baby stage. Ha, not me! I really don't miss changing 8-10 diapers a day, I don't miss feeding every couple of hours, I don't miss being attached to a damn breast pump and I don't miss the lack of sleep or incessant crying. But of course I can’t wait to have another child!!
For me, toddlers are so much more fun! Maybe we just haven't hit the "terrible two" stage?" Sometimes I think that I have it easy because I had a nasty run-in with Post Partum Depression so anything after that is considered easy! Yesterday we had a little "Mommy and Me" tea party at home. It was really special.
All I know is that I am enjoying watching Reese grow into her own little person - super sassy already. She’s talking up a storm these days so just being able to communicate is a huge benefit. What’s most fascinating for me is to watch as she soaks up information and applies it to her world. And her ability to demonstrate compassion for other kids (aside from the pushing that is becoming less and less) melts my heart every time.
I am sure every stage is going to bring different challenges and some stages will be easier than others. One thing I know for sure is that I will not take for granted being able to see my baby sprout into this amazing little girl.
What has your favorite stage/age been so far and why?