Friday, May 25, 2007

A day of firsts

It's a very good thing babies are born pretty much all at once, and not piece by piece: "Oh, here's a leg, and we're expecting the other leg any day now."

But I'm undecided on whether it's a good thing that babies sometimes advance in their development all at once.

Like today.

Flybaby pulled himself up for the first time. (You can't see me steadying his piano in this picture, taken in my oh-so-neglected office.) He even stood without support for two seconds.

Freak ... me ... out!

Flybaby clapped, although I'm not sure what he was applauding.

He also took his crawling into a new realm, following me into the kitchen (I was pureeing peaches for him) and leaving the comfort zone of the family room for the first time.

He flipped through the pages of his newest book all by himself.

And I'm not 100% sure, but I think he said "Hi" back to me this morning. JP and I have been saying "Hi" to him a lot lately. It wasn't "hey" or "hwugh-igh" or "harrrgf." It was definitely "hi."
How can you tell a child to please slow down so a mama's heart can take it all in?

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Blogger Cathy said...

Oh, I know. If only they would cooperate and give us a little time to absorb and revel in each milestone.


10:01 PM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

They sure do like to keep you on your toes.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Guinevere Meadow said...

Oh my goodness!!! What cuteness!!! You didn't mention the "hi" to me when we talked today, how incredible!!!!

BTW, I'm *so* sorry about last night. I was very rude. Will fill you in later. It was not a fabulous evening and I just wasn't up for visitors anymore when you called! We'll make it up to you, I promise!

4:23 AM  
Anonymous jenn said... exciting to take in all those firsts. He is so cute!

5:00 AM  
Blogger M said...

That's so true-- Maddy seemed to have hit a few milestones all overnight.
We have that same piano for her...only hers is sitting ont he floor without legs since she's not standing yet.

6:57 AM  
Blogger AmandaD said...

It's excruciating once we see how fast it goes. I cling to those moments in time when everything slows and you are able to savor it. Enjoy yor sweet Flybaby. I bet some of those steps will be toward you to plant a kiss on you with a whispered, "Hi."

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really think that the baby years should be much longer than 2. Some people say then end at 1, but I'm going with 2. It is sad to see them getting so big so fast!!! And where did you get that book? I was looking for one and can not find it! OOh, maybe!!

8:35 AM  
Blogger groovyoldlady said...

"It's a very good thing babies are born pretty much all at once, and not piece by piece: "Oh, here's a leg, and we're expecting the other leg any day now.""

And it's a VERY good thing my mouth wasn't full when I read that!

12:00 PM  
Anonymous oh amanda said...

don't you wish we could press pause once or twice?! *sigh*

4:04 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

tell me about it (the heart-clowing thing, I mean). He's such a little doll. It's amazing how quickly they grow up!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Nadine said...

My husband used to say to our daughter, "Will you stay 5 forever?" Then it was, "Will you stay 6 forever?" She's now 23 and going to live on her own and finish school.

You have a little cutie there. It's so nice that you are enjoying every little moment.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Leah said...

To me every stage was better than the last. We all want our children not to grow up so fast but remember to be thankful that they do grow up. Some parents children are mentally babies forever.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Oh my gosh! Look at him standing! I'm always told to cherish every minute of being a mother of a young child. I'm just beginning to understand the true meaning of that statement.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Mama's Moon said...

Awww! You don't. All you can do is try to keep up and store each and every memory until you burst and say, "My cup overfloweth!!!"

'Yay' to FlyBaby for his recent milestones! And hugs to you for being a supermom!

3:50 PM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

I know that toy!! Once they stand up and run around...forget all peace!! I've lost two pounds this month without even trying! Think I might buy him a book soon so he will stay still.

8:24 PM  
Blogger theotherbear said...

Am I the only one with disturbing mental images of a baby being born piece by piece?

9:47 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

It all just goes so fast. One day they're just kind of laying there like a slug and the next day they're actual little people who walk and talk. It's fun to see but man, it goes so fast!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

How amazing and exciting!
A little overwhelming too!
He looks so adorable!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh how preciously sweet. I hope he holdsback a bit so he doesn't overwhelm his mommy.

11:47 PM  
Blogger kimmy said...

hey my little guy gained two lbs in three weeks.. i am not 36 weeks and 3 days... ahh can't wait..


1:44 AM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

Okay your first line was the most creative, funny and pull-me-in that I've read in a while. Hard to get past that without leaving a comment about how I liked it :)

12:59 AM  
Blogger Freckle Face Girl said...

It is so tough to be a mom and watch them grow up entirely too quickly. On the other hand, they seem to add more and more to our lives everyday.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Leaps and bounds...that's what it will be from now on. And how absolutely wonderful for him and your little family!

5:24 PM  

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