…My baby is a kid.
Oh, I wouldn’t go that far!! He’s only a year old! He’s very much a baby. I loved that article you wrote about letting them be babies while they are babies. What happened to that???
Don’t get the wrong impression, Jo. Dylan still has a lot of growing up to do, and I don’t think anybody’s rushing him along. It’s just that he used to be our “tiny baby,” and now, sometimes we look at him, and he’s just… not. He’s toddling around and climbing up on things and babbling to himself about them. He doesn’t have that “baby” look about him anymore. I think this post is just an acknowledgement of that.
Oh, gosh, yes. He’s still so small! This was just the first picture where I glanced at it and thought, “Who is that small child?! Where did my tiny baby go?!” There’s a physical transition that occurs here between the baby body and the kid body, and Dylan is just at the beginning of that. It’s a long transition, though, and the mental transition is even longer. I’ll still be babying him, don’t worry! :-)
I hear ya. My two year old seemed to go overnight from talking in somewhat choppy awkward sentences to stringing an endless stream of very coherent thoughts together (and when I say endless, I’m not exaggerating! :D ) It’s mindblowing when they take those big leaps.
I have three sons and know this feeling so well! What’s funny is that while he looks really old to you right now (and does have that not-a-teeny-baby-anymore look), in two years you’ll look at this photo and think about how little and plump-cheeked and babyish he looked!
It’s weird how they have such sudden growth spurts and from one day to the next, it’s like a whole new kid and a whole new phase of life.
Man I hear you. My Dylan did the same thing…and then not only was he not a baby, he wasn’t a toddler in a picture. He looked like a little kid and he’s not even two. Cannot believe how a photo can do that ;)
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