No, my husband and I are not expecting, but our only child is about to have a birthday and that's both scary and sad. As we've been clearing out the house of baby clothes, exer-saucers and changing tables to make way for Sadie's big girl bed and big girl furniture, it's been really emotional. Part of that is also because In the last several days, I've really had a chance to observe our daughter's maturity level. It's like we have a new and different child.
She's so smart, funny, well-mannered and creative, that I've finally realized that we now have a small child and the reality that we no longer have a baby is real.
It's frightening and exciting to think that in a little over a year, our daughter will start "big kid school," and eventually, start losing her baby teeth.
She's losing her baby face and outgrowing her toddler clothes all too quickly, it seems, and she's constantly becoming a new and more grown-up little girl.