Since our big move, it's really thrown us all off a schedule. When bedtime comes we always grabbed a book bag filled it up and sat cuddled up in my bed reading for thirty minutes before brushing teeth and then nursing...
Out for the count.
I am desperately craving this old routine.
And all the work I had done to get him to sleep in his crib sort of went out the window here too. It's taken a few sleepless nights and lots of head rubbing to get it back and we're still not there completely.
(if you haven't read any of my blogs yet...I am a crazy woman who enjoys sleeping with her baby, nursing til he's five---kidding...and probably over nurturing---don't judge me! ;) )
Eli sleeps on a different story now in his crib that we converted to a toddler bed...it's just surreal that this time came after it being a thought in my head for so long ("wonder when we'll need to change his room to a big boy room?")
These are the thoughts that consume a parent---we're so exciting ;)
And while I really don't miss the other home at all, I miss our little predictable routines. I know we will create new ones, different ones...but some I want to stick to, get back to.
For months I have talked about weaning too and it seems like that consistency also went away when we moved! And that we both have loved it so much (more than most probably)has made it really hard.
Little man just wants to nurse all the time!
But I am patting myself on the back because today he didn't nurse and not for bedtime either. And now we are down to just a couple times a day...it's on its way out for sure...
He also went with dad to an auto parts store and home depot...without me.
It was like I just decided he was big enough to get in the car with dad and drive 45 minutes away from me!
I have had a hard time letting go of certain things, just this desire to enjoy his smallness as long as I can...
But he is sprouting...and budding into this perfect little boy, using the cutest catch phrases through out the day...listening to my demands, making his own
---- and trying his darndest to grow up.
When. did. this. happen?
It hurts for a moment thinking about his rapid growth...and then I realize that is what I am here for...my purpose is to help him along.
With all these changes lately, I just felt like it's all going faster than I can keep up...thank goodness for pictures and capturing moments in time forever.
How do you handle when life seems to be going faster than you can keep up or changing more than you think you are ready for?
|Eli's Uncle Jacob (my 17 year old brother who is a twin) Just loving on his nephew. It's nice to see a bond growing. Can I add too that my brother is quite a handsome lad?|
|Breakfast at our counter. He loves climbing up on the stool and eating there. It makes him feel like a big boy!|
|I am a crazy breakfast person. I make a full on breakfast EVERY morning. It's a lot of work, but so enjoyable...great way to start the day!|