AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: I want you to want me DATE: 6/02/2008 10:22:00 PM ----- BODY:
This weekend, we packed up Bird's cradle and put it into storage. He doesn't use it anymore. He hasn't used it in weeks.

I still got a little weepy at seeing it go.

It surprised me, the twang I felt at seeing the first big symbol of babydom being outgrown. I didn't think I would mind.

You see, I haven't been one of those mothers who relishes in the babyness of it all. While I enjoy the baby, I love snuggling with the baby, and I think the baby is awesome, I'm totally looking forward to when Bird and I can have a conversation.

I'm really excited about when we can walk through the Museum of Life and Science, holding hands and talking about what we see.

Don't get me wrong. He is completely adorable, laying here kickypantings and grabbing at his daddy's leg hair. I do love watching him figure things out. I think it's incredible how he changes from day to day and week to week.

But I didn't think I would be sad to see the baby go.

I am. Just a little.

Until I realize that this weekend he discovered his feet. And last week, he put together that if he jutted out his bottom lip and started to cry that we would stop what we were doing and coo at him. This made him laugh.

He is becoming more and more fun.

It's just that I wasn't quite ready for him not need me right with him every moment of every day. Of course, I'm trading him not needing me for him understanding that he wants me.

In the grand scheme of things, I guess that is a pretty good trade off.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jenn DATE:Monday, June 2, 2008 at 11:21:00 PM EDT It's an awesome trade off! You are going to have even more fun when that time comes! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Mamma DATE:Monday, June 2, 2008 at 11:36:00 PM EDT Oh I still cry when it's time to put too small clothes away. But I'm such a sap. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Stella DATE:Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 9:57:00 AM EDT My husband finally put away the cradle about a month ago and our daughter was born in March of 07. It made me so sad. Just having it there next to my bed gave me this warm feeling. I miss it. Not enough to get pregnant again soon but I do miss it! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Hf DATE:Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 3:45:00 PM EDT I was sad to put C's cradel away too. But I love this stage too. ----- --------