I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on how much Caroline had changed in the past year. This is probably due to being around other babies. It’s easier to see how dramatic the changes are when my toddler is grabbing my knees, as I cradle a friends 5 month old. Hubs and I were talking about when she was little, we couldn’t fathom her being able to stand, let alone WALK. “Remember when we could put her down, leave the room, and she would be IN THE SAME PLACE when we came back in?" Now here she is toddling around the house, flipping through books, petting the dog and chasing the cat. I’m sure as she grows we’ll always be struck with how different life was, just a short time ago.
The nostalgic side of me even went back to reading some of my old blog posts, prior to getting pregnant, here. It grounds me. It reminds me how lucky we are and how time changes so much.
I think I’ve always been afraid to type this, but here it is, she is a really good and easy baby. We are lucky. She is so easy to put to bed at night. Sometimes she points at the bed to tell us, yep, I’m ready. Then she sleeps for 12 HOURS. You heard me right. That is 12 hours of undisturbed sleep. I usually have to go check on her to make sure she’s still breathing. I can even pick her up for a quick cuddle and lay her back down. The eyes may open. I might get a confused expression through squinted eyes. But she puts up with it, and is back to sleep the minute I lay her back down.
Anyway – that’s what’s on my mind this week. Well, that and anxiously awaiting the warm weather.