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.