Monday, March 30, 2009

I say this, fully expecting to come back in 10ish months and take it back

I can't wait until Penny is older.

I know, I know. You'll tell me to enjoy the baby phase, they grow so fast, time flies, you'll look back one day and miss this, yada yada yada.

You're right. Time does fly and one day I'll look back on this phase with nostalgia and a tinge of sadness.

Today is not that day.

I love, love, love my baby girl. But I am SO DONE with this phase. Ready to move on to walking and talking. Ready to have her tell me exactly what she wants (not that she'd necessarily always get it), ready for her to be able to play on her own for a little while, ready for swinging at the park, actually reading books together, and "no mommy" & "I love you".

So ready.

When those things happen, I'll come back to this post and probably say to myself "gosh, I miss the baby phase, when she would just sit in one place and not talk back".

Hindsight is 20/20 after all.

But with all of that said, I'm ready.


  1. Someone once told me "the best phase for a baby is the one they are currently in". I find this true, I don't look back, everytime something new happens I think "this is my favorite part!"

  2. I'm not there yet Jess. I'm still in the "he's-growing-too-fast" stage. LOL But with the still sleepless nights, I'm getting close!

  3. I'm with you Jess 100%. :) I know very well that I will miss this stage one day - but I just can't wait for her to be more interactive and bigger and fun! Give me a funny chatty little girl in pig tails- Now, Those are the days that I'll want to freeze forever.

  4. i don't know. I can understand what you mean. Somedays it gets frustrating and now that I am her only parent it is those times that she drove me nuts Steve could sweep her up that I miss. Probably for other reasons. I for the most part enjoy this phase of playing alone and telling me what she wants but in the end I'll take any stage. ab

  5. Jessica – you’ll say that with Penny and not with the next. I remember feeling the same way with Brendan and enjoyed it tremendously when he did finally start expressing himself verbally – there is nothing better than “I love you too mama” … but man … do I wish now I had those baby days back too. I definitely tell Shane to stay small forever – to which he simply laughs.


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