Friday, July 10, 2009

Transition

It is official, my baby is really not a baby anymore. I no longer can shop in the "baby" section of clothing (at least at JCPenneys.) He has graduated out of MOST of his 9 month clothes, or is in that "in between" phase where yes the 9 month fits ok and 12 months is a tad baggy, but why buy one when he can "grow into" the other. For a long time now I've watched my infant slowly fade away into the little boy he is now. But my last shopping trip was a tad traumatic for me. Ok traumatic is a tad much, but it certainly did not go unnoticed. On the latest trip to JCPenneys - I ventured into the toddler section. Their baby section goes from 0-9mos. Ace is now officially into the "toddler" section there.

This is just crazy, yes I'm aware he's almost 11 months old, so of course that's the natural course of things - but when did he become 11 months old (almost)? Seriously, wasn't I just watching Law and Order: CI, laboring away awaiting his arrival ... 30 hours later? Wasn't I just holding him for the first time, yesterday smelling the top of his what looked like SUPER curly hair? Wasn't it just mere moments ago that we realized that he didn't have curly hair, but just a massive amount of it? Wasn't his "newborn" outfit baggy on him as I packed him into his car seat for the first time? Since when am I shopping in the toddler section?!

He's gone from scootching across his play mat at a week old, to practically running across rooms. He's gone from a full head of dark brown hair to a full head of blond. He's gone from 8lbs to 18lbs, and yes he's gone from size "NB" to "12m" and that apparently graduates him to a whole other section of a store. Oh my. Slow down baby boy. I can't handle the speed, but I am loving every second.

7 comments:

Brimful Curiosities said...

My nephew is the same age as your son. Cute.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Beautiful post! It goes by so fast...my boys are 3 and 4 and I have no idea how that happened!

Tooj said...

You make me sad and now I want to leave work (well, I always want to leave work) and go get my boys. I can't believe my "baby" is reading books and my other "baby" is 15 months, learning to say please, and can officially run instead of waddle tot around the house. They both wrestle with the 11 year old and....okay, I can't go on like you. I'll start crying. Don't make me want another baby, lady. I'm just popping over from SITS roll call - I didn't ask for this.
(happy Friday anyhow)

Chandy said...

Time does go by fast with babies...

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Maricris Zen Mama said...

Yes, they grow so fast. I'm still trying to get used to my "baby" being 5 now. Where did the time go?

UPrinting said...

Oh, I think mommy is starting to feel the pressure. Don't worry, he's going to grow up just fine. He has such goof parents, after all. :)

Lorie Shewbridge said...

O.K. Now, you've done it.... you made me cry!! My "babies" are all grown up, but I can remember as if it were yesterday all the things everyone of you are saying about your little ones.... Thank you all for helping me remember, and there are going to be LOTS of things for you all to cherish over the next 21 years.

Have a wonderful weekend!!