My little boy, my little companion. I feel like a broken record saying this, but I have distinct memories of holding him as a newborn in the hospital, and on our couch at home when he was just days old. I stared at his fuzzy little ears, and the back of his head, and I smelled his baby scent, I wanted to just freeze his memory into my brain. I knew I was going to miss every little thing. From the first time I held him, time was just slipping away. Through every stage, it's been the same. Beautiful chubby baby, crawling machine, precious toddler. Every moment is special, and I want to savor it all. Never enough photos, never enough videos. Of course I lose my patience sometimes, and have days where all I need is a break.. but I really love every second of being his Mom, and this 2 year old stage is no different. He is such a wonderful little partner.
Wanting to remember..
how we read our stories every night, LOTS of stories.
how he asks "where are youuu?" over and over and then says "thereheis!"
his enthusiasm for October this year, and his love of "pompuns" (pumpkins)
the way his little fingers do the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and the way he sings it.
his gorgeous blonde waves, and how it looks when he wakes up from a nap.
the occasional night he walks in our room and says "Mom?Mom?" and we walk him back to bed
his hysterical and contagious laugh
his polite phrases. "Yep,pease" and "Teet You"
his obsession with trains and how he puts an imaginary microphone to his mouth when he says "alllllll aboard."
and a million other tiny things..
We're really getting down to the finish line with this pregnancy and emotions are swirling around. So much excitement for what's to come....meeting our baby girl and bringing her home, feeling that same urgency to memorize everything about her. But I also have this need to enjoy every second of my boy while he's still the only one. As much as my body will allow, I want to give him fun outings and plenty of one on one time until the big day. He is my cherished first born.
I'm guessing I'm not the only Mom who feels this way when shes expecting number 2?