Monday, August 9, 2010

End of an Era

I'll admit, I'm getting a little weepy these days realizing my days with an infant in the house are numbered. Luke will be a year old on September 20 and I just can't believe how quickly this year flew by! I was thinking that in order to keep me from getting TOO sad about not having a baby anymore, I would put together a list of the things I will NOT miss...
I won't miss labor and delivery pains....but, oh, how I'll miss that moment when I met my sons for the first time....
I won't miss midnight feedings...but I will miss the feel of that warm body snuggled up against me, making those little cooing sounds....
I won't miss diapers...but I will miss the smells of baby powder and baby lotion...
I won't miss having to babyproof the house and move all my fragile stuff out of reach...but I will miss witnessing all the milestones and seeing things through the innocent eyes of a baby...
I won't miss cradle cap (YUK!)...but I will miss brushing that soft fuzzy hair...
I won't miss all the crying...but I will miss being able to comfort and make everything ok, especially knowing that someday they will cry and nothing I say or do will make it better...
I won't miss lugging that stupid pump to work every day....but I will miss stopping what I'm doing several times a day to take care of my baby, even when he's not with me...
I won't miss all the laundry...but I will miss all the tiny socks, onesies and outfits that say things like "Mommy's New Man." (I doubt they will wear anything like that in high school!)
For all the things I won't miss, there are hundreds of more that I will cherish in my memory forever. But for now, I still have this at home so I'm trying to live in the present...

Luke Christopher, 10 months old