Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Growing up...


As a parent do you ever wake up (not literally wake up from a sleep... but "wake up" from your day to day routine) and realize how quickly time has gone by? I've never been an overly emotional parent in regards to Deacon growing up. I very much welcomed every new stage of development- especially early on. I loved the interactive little boy he was becoming and I never looked back... I am a parent who does not adore the newborn stage- in fact, I'm really nervous about it with baby boy #2... I just don't "do" the newborn stage well. But give me an infant/toddler and I'm in heaven. Anyways- I'm getting further away from the point I'm trying to make...

For the past month we've been working on getting the nursery started and completely transitioning Deacon into a big boy room. Tonight I was emptying Deacon's old dresser out (the one from his nursery that we've still been using) and putting his clothes into his new dresser... and as I emptied the last drawer something in me snapped. This was the one piece of furniture that still tied Deacon to his nursery... by emptying this drawer Deacon no longer uses any of the furniture he used as a baby. He's no longer a little baby... wow. The thing is, I know he's not a baby- and I really don't know why this situation hit me so hard. But I started to cry as I took that last load of pajamas out of the dresser and into his new dresser.

I still welcome his growing up... and every day I love the big boy he is becoming- I love our conversations now and the things we can do together. But tonight I was snapped out of my daze and truly realized how quickly it all goes by...

7 comments:

Samantha said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one.... :(

Lisa said...

It's a tough one and the hormones don't help I'm sure!

*Kelly* said...

I feel you :-(

T- said...

It is so hard at times, to realize they are growing up so fast.

Minutes, days, and hours may seem long, but years are short!

Theresa said...

Oh Amanda, I can relate. Even when Deacon is 20, he is will always be your baby. :)

Hi. I'm, Maddy. And you are? said...

This happened to me when I went through all of Shaye's baby clothes (pre 2T sizes). I sat in her nursery and balled like a baby.

p.s. How are those cloth diapers working out for you? (this is Maddy, btw)

Greg, Angie and Ethan Frey said...

What? You mean they don't stay this cute and cuddly forever!? Sadness.........