Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Baby? Where are you?

My baby is crawling. There. I said it. And I'm sad.

I've been waiting for her to do it for a few weeks now, as she's been on the brink for awhile, and now I can check it off. I just felt like she needed to crawl before her 9 month well-baby appointment, so I could tell the doctor that "she's doing it!". But now I feel like my baby, the one who spent nearly 3 weeks in a NICU, is just growing up. She's looking like a little girl. I mean, she IS a little girl and always has been one, but you know what I mean. She's doing things that just a few months ago I couldn't really imagine her doing. Not because I thought she was going to be delayed or anything, but just because what parent can really imagine their tiny baby actually doing things and moving on their own? I mean really? Wasn't she just born?

Seems like yesterday when I was in the NICU, trying to teach her, with her PT, how to suck a bottle.

Seems like yesterday when I was begging her, pleading with her to please, please, PLEASE sleep longer than 2 hours at a shot. Well, now that I think about it, it sort of was yesterday. She's just in the last 2 months been sleeping through the night.

Seems like yesterday that we tried giving her cereal.

And now...she's crawling. And she's not looking back. William is up ahead and she's undoubtedly missing out on something!

Video coverage of the checked-off milestone coming. But right now...we're off to Sky City to do a little bouncing!

4 comments:

Tennisc G said...

Yeah! Way to go Abby!!!

There's NO stopping her now!! ...gotta go see what big brother is up to, right?? =)

Aunt Gina

Grandma A said...

YIPPEE!! KNEW IT WASN'T GOING TO BE LONG AFTER SEEING THAT VIDEO LAST WEEK....=) SMART GIRL ABBY, YOU MAKE SURE BIG BRO IS DOING WHAT HE'S SUPPOSED TO DO..."WITH YOU"....
HUGS, GRANNY "A"

Angie said...

Bitter-sweet for sure. I'm not looking forward to it (ok maybe a little) on our end either...

Kim said...

Guess it's time for you and John to have another. Make it a boy though, so Jax has a playmate. Dash and Euan have William, Ava has Abby, but poor little Jax has no one. Poor Jax.