*So I’ve become a really terrible blogger/mother for not staying up to date on these posts, and now I have some major catching up to do. Because you know I can’t just skip two months of Macklin’s life in his virtual baby book (let’s be real this is his only baby book. Mom fail, again). With T-4 days until the big numero uno, I figured I should take a short jaunt down memory lane.
How can it be that my sweet baby is turing into a little monster toddler?!? You keep me on my toes every second of every day. If I turn my back on you for even the shortest amount of time, you are most definitely half way up the stairs or knocking down any and all picture frames that are within arms reach. Or pulling the trim off the sliding glass door. Or unrolling an entire roll of toilet paper. And taste testing it. Or dumping the dog dishes upside down and mopping up the water with your onesie. I use that as an opportunity to say the floors have been mopped so that last one I’m not too concerned about. And I promise I’m not a neglectful mother, but you get into these predicaments so quickly!
Although you cause quite a bit of mischief, you are also the sweetest lover boy. Probably your number one word right now is “mama” and I don’t mind it a bit. It never gets old seeing you reach your chubby little hands up towards me and calling for me. You sprawl your arms out into great big hugs and are learning to give those wet, open mouth baby kisses. Usually followed by a bite. Tormenting your sister is the name of your game and you prefer to “play” with her toys more than anything else. And by play I mean steal and immediately put into your mouth. Which sends E into a tizzy because now said toy is all drool-y and has to be washed right away. Your other favorite love has become balls, which Dad is pretty pumped about. You sit in front of your mini basketball hoop throwing down dunks for a good period of time, excitedly squealing “baw” over and over again.
You are getting into one of my favorite ages because you are learning new things every day and when we try to teach you something, you actually will repeat it. You have really caught on to signing, and you try to say new words each day. You are getting closer and closer to walking on your own, which I’m not sure I’m quite ready for.
I’m getting glimpses of toddler Macklin every day, and it’s both exciting and heartbreaking. Time goes so darn fast and I know that I’m going to blink and hardly remember this stage at all, so I’m trying to soak it all in while I can. Here’s to hoping you stay my baby just a little bit longer!
I love you so, so much!