He can’t be a Toddler Already!

Although Oster had his 1st year birthday, started taking his first steps, and ditched the bottle during the day I’ve been in denial this past month.  His infancy stage can’t be over yet, can it?

We still put him on the changing table (although, his legs are hanging off of it); maybe it is time to take off the pad and make it into the hutch/dresser it’s supposed to be.

He still wears bibs (only because he is drooling like a faucet due to teething); he only has 4 teeth.

On the flip side: Oster has graduated to 18 mos. clothing, points to everything so we can tell him what the objects are, and is now drinking soy milk.   He chases the dogs around with a smile and a scream of excitement, he asks us to read his favorite books over and over again, and he points to the radio when he wants to hear his music.

Sure, I knew Oster was going to grow up; (using the cliché) I didn’t know he was going to do it so quickly.

It hit me yesterday as I watched his baby hair fall to the ground. His first haircut!  I was given an envelope with a lock of his hair. “This is for mom,” the stylist said. “That should be enough for his baby book”.

“Yes,” I said and I suddenly remembered.  His baby book; the book that only goes up to 12 months.  This is the last thing that will go in it. There are no more pages to write in.  His baby book will be finished.

It was at that moment in time I realized that my son has become a toddler.

20 thoughts on “He can’t be a Toddler Already!

    • Oh, no! Not the car keys :)! I was driving the other day and saw a high school graduation party…I thought to myself…I don’t even want to think of him going to college yet.

      • it will happen! I don’t have any kids, I was a nanny and raised 2 like they were my own. Still I cannot imagine raising a child and then letting it go out into the world – I guess I have control issues. Good luck and just enjoy the present!

  1. Aww, such a sweet post. I remember that moment when it finally hits you (it really wasn’t that long ago). It is bittersweet, isn’t it.

  2. Oh, Patty. This made me burst into tears. Maybe because I’m overtired and overwhelmed with trip stuff, but good God. I’m not ready for R not to be a baby! And Oster, too! Oh gah. Now I’m a wreck. Let’s have a good hug when I’m back so we can both feel better about having toddlers instead of infants! :*o(

  3. I can’t believe my LO is one already either. She’s not walking yet, but she’s cruising and she’s trying to take (no pun intended) “baby steps” from the couch to the table and back again. She reaches over to the table and then turns and reaches to the couch. It’s only a matter of time. I haven’t taken her for her first haircut yet. I’m trying to wait for it to grow out a little more.

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