This post is a bit late, but…
How in the world is my little man 2 years old? TWO!?!?!?
It seems only yesterday I was in the delivery room preparing for his arrival. And now, he is a full-blown toddler and his little sister will be here soon.
It’s amazing how much parenthood can change a person’s life. If I’m being honest, it definitely has its frustrating moments. But all of those are largely overshadowed by the sweet kisses, the snuggles, the smiles and giggles, and so much more love than I ever knew could exist.
He is testing boundaries, as any two-year-old does. And when I find myself at a loss for how to react or how to get him to understand what is acceptable and what is not, he’ll reach up and sweetly touch my face and bring me in for a kiss. Or he’ll lay his head on my shoulder for a few moments. Sometimes he even grabs my hand and wraps my arm tightly around himself.
He is becoming such a little boy, and I know I’ll be seeing more of that as this year passes. By the time he is three, I’m sure very little “baby” will remain in him. And it’s bittersweet, really. It makes me sad to realize how fast this is going. I know it will only feel like a blink of an eye before he’s starting Kindergarten, or I’m taking him in for his drivers’ test, or we’re sending him off to college. And I’m sure even then I’ll see glimpses of the baby boy who still would rather sleep snuggled against me than anywhere else.
But I’m also so excited for all of the fun and excitement ahead. We have so much lfie to experience together and many, many memories to make. And so rather than be sad about the passing time, or dread the inevitable separation in the future, my goal is to focus on the now. To cherish each day for the day that it is. And my number one wish for him right now is to create a childhood that he will one day look back upon with nothing but fondness.
As I already mentioned, he got sick with the flu a few days before his birthday party that was scheduled on December 29. Thankfully, we were able to switch the party to January 5 without much difficulty.
The theme was Elmo, his favorite character, and he got a kick out of all of the decorations. I kept them low-key this year, as it is not easy to plan a party as pregnant as I currently am!
He especially loved his Elmo balloon.
And, of course, he enjoyed his chocolate cupcake!
Next we opened presents.
It was a great celebration and a wonderful day!