I was thinking about something the other day and a recent post by a fellow blogger really got me thinking about it.
I've been blogging for 2 1/2 years. Which means I've been reading some blogs for AT LEAST that amount of time. It blows my mind that I've been "following" the lives of people for that long. People that I've never met face to face...yet care for as much as I would care for any of my IRL friends.
There are numerous first birthdays coming up...and some just recently past. And to think, that I "knew" these women before their babies were ever conceived really makes me think about how quickly time passes. And now that Lexi is here, and herself almost a year old, I've ever cognizant about just how fast the time goes.
She's no longer the helpless little baby that we brought home from the hospital. She's developing a personality all her own and gaining more and more independence every day. She is growing up before my eyes...and I'm both sad and happy about that. Sad to see the "baby" year go, and happy that she's here to begin with.
On another note, Lexi broke my heart last night. She was crying because we had woken her up from her nap (it was almost 7pm and she needed to be up so that she'd go to bed "on time") and reached for my mom while I was holding her. I knew the time would come that she would seek comfort from my mom, her primary caregiver while we are working, but I wasn't prepared for the emotion that came with seeing that gesture. I wanted to cry myself. It cut to my core. And while I know she doesn't mean to hurt my feelings, and that it's a normal thing, it was still the worst feeling. My mom, seeing the situation, thankfully, left the room and I was able to comfort Lexi and she stopped crying. We then enjoyed an extended bath and some extra cuddle time before bed. She may not have needed it, but I did. And I'm glad I was able to get my "Lexi fix".
Oh, and to answer Kimbosue's question...Lexi currently has 6 teeth completely in, and 2 more that just cut through. She has 4 fully on top and 2 on the bottom...and 2 more on the bottom just cut through. Yes, she has a mouthful of teeth!