Thursday, February 18, 2010

Growing Up Too Quickly...

I feel like Ingrid is growing up too quickly.  Everything seems to have flown by.  She's not even two yet and already she's this little chatterbox who's singing full songs and telling us she needs to go to the bathroom.  Where'd my baby go?? 

She has been going on the potty all day today, no diapers except just now when I put her down for her nap.  We even went on a walk and she stayed dry and went when we got home!  We're totally following her lead, she just started to tell us she had to go, so we bring her.  And she goes.  And gets the hugest smile on her face, you can tell how proud of herself she is!  It's amazing!

And singing, oh man.  That kid loves to sing!  She likes the Five Little Monkeys song right now, and can sing pretty much every word.  And Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, although you can't understand half the words she says.  She gets the tune right, though. 

She also talks in full sentences and is pretty good at articulating her words.  Some kind of run together but mostly you can understand her. 

She's not a baby...

I am proud of her for doing all these things, for counting to 10 and saying her ABCs and reciting her books, but I feel like it's all happening too quickly.  I want to have a cuddly baby still!  She was so behind on crawling and walking, and then bam, she went full force from baby to preschooler!  At least that's how it seems sometimes.

But, because she's almost out of diapers and finally pretty much sleeping through the night (until her teeth want to bother her again I suppose) I feel ready for baby #2.  When we visited our friend and I had her baby and then had Ingrid hanging on me, I swore up and down I didn't want that and I was staying with one kid.  Yesterday those friends came over, and the baby is now 6 months old.  Ingrid went right up and said "Hi, cute baby!" and was all in her face.  I wanted to try out the mei tai I'd made so I strapped the baby in, and it felt so good!  And Ingrid was hanging on my leg but I was imagining it for real and it didn't scare me so much.  I know it would be hard, but I feel like I can see past the first few months of it being that way to when it would be a little easier as the baby grows, and as Ingrid grows. 

And then that baby will grow up too quickly and I'll sigh and wonder where the time went...

8 comments:

Fiona said...

Ahh, she sounds like such a big girl!
And I remember it well, that feeling of needing another little person in our lives.
If it is any help, once I had number two I KNEW we were done. I am filled with this strange feeling of calm contentment each time I look at the girls, and have never felt any desire to try for number 3. They say once you are done you know it, and for me that was with two.

Amber Liddle said...

thanks, fiona! I go back and forth all the time but I'm pretty sure i'm meant to have another :)

heather said...

yes i agree i didn't feel that i am for sure done feeling until after penelope!

penelope has been asking me all week if we can call ingrid and see if she can play. i told her we don't even have her phone number and even if we called she couldn't come over........and she keeps asking me "why" "why" "why"!

Amber Liddle said...

I wish we could come play, Heather! Especially if it's 82 degrees!!

heather said...

well plan for a trip in april. it's pips 3rd birthday and she is inviting her friend ingrid that is on the computer. :)

MaryAnne said...

Having more than one kid definitely makes life hectic, but I could see you enjoying it :)

Good luck figuring out what to do. I thought we'd be done with three, and I still think that might be the case - but I don't have that certain "we're done" feeling described in your other comments. So I just keep hanging on to all the baby stuff...

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

:)

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