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Wednesday’s Wise Words to Live By
This Wednesday’s wise words to live by are from Frank A. Clark. “A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.”
My baby is now a toddler.
Well, actually he has been “toddling” for a few months now.
It was hilarious watching him learn to walk. He started with absolutely no balance, but it didn’t seem to bother him. He had somewhere to go and he was going to get there one way or another.
Like most babies, he used the furniture to “cruise” around the living room. This satisfied his need to move for a few short weeks, but he quickly got impatient with his limited options.
Instead of waiting to perfect his balance, he would just lean forward and move his legs as fast as he could, to get as far as possible, before he fell. Of course, this meant that he landed face first into the ground or the furniture if he did not meet his goal. Before long he could travel further and further and eventually gained better balance.
He could walk before he could stand without holding onto something.
My baby is no longer nursing.
When he began walking, he simultaneously started to lose interest in nursing.
He no longer has the time to stop and nurse. He can, however, carry a cup with him wherever he goes. This suits him perfectly.
I breastfed my little guy exclusively until a few weeks before his first birthday when I introduced him to whole milk.
Luckily for us, breastfeeding came pretty naturally. For me, it was just easier than formula. I didn’t have to mix (or clean) bottles. I didn’t have to get up in the middle of the night to warm up a bottle.
The biggest advantage to nursing my little one was cuddle time. I suppose I would have also had this cuddle time feeding him a bottle, too. It was our time to take a break, sit down together, and relax for a minute.
When he was really little he would usually fall asleep in my arms. I loved watching him fall asleep. I also enjoyed the snuggles. He would look up at me, and for a moment, it was just us. Me and my baby. Him and I.
My baby is becoming more independent.
As much as I will miss the baby stage of his life, I look forward to watching him grow and learn. He brings a tremendous amount of joy to our family. His smiles are contagious. I call him “My Sugar” because he makes life so sweet.
A part of me is a little sad that my little man is no longer an infant. He is quickly becoming a little boy. But, even big boys need their mommy.