Tuesday, February 27, 2007

relfection

Elizabeth's 2nd birthday is in a couple of weeks. It's amazing how quickly this year has passed. And she's such a little girl. I can no longer look at her and think "baby." She's Elizabeth, not "the baby" or whatever. I even find myself wanting to correct people from calling her a baby. To me, she's so clearly not one anymore.

I often think about having another baby. We want one, but when is a good time? I don't want to wait too long, but I also would like to be ready for another little hungry person around here.

Granted, I think I could manage a baby better all the time, especially now that Elizabeth is talking more. She understands so much of what is said and really tries to communicate. She says 2-3 word sentences, some of which is understood, but mostly not.

It's quite hysterical sometimes, trying to understand her. I love this: her Ds sound like Gs; and her Ls sound like Ys; so, the word "LID" for example comes out sounding like "YIG." I feel like I'm in the Da Vinci Code, the way I constantly have to decipher her. so funny.

At the same time though, I want to appreciate how very special and fleeting this time is, because sooner or later it will be gone and only a memory. And she will be talking up a storm. in perfect english! and I will be left to think, "where's my cute little baby that said 'yig' and 'gaga'?"
I guess I'm going to have to get used to this sort of thing. Saying goodbye and hello to new stages, new abilities, and new growth. I'm constantly amazed at how much I've grown and learned since becoming a parent. so much that I can't imagine living an entire life not going through this wonderful journey.
What are some things you've learned (about yourself or life in general) as a parent that you never would have known otherwise? I'd love to hear your stories.

2 comments:

Belle-ah said...

I get so meloncoly around their bdays...happy that they are accomplishing more but a little bit sad that they are slipping a tiny bit more away from me. As far as waiting for another one, I have no good advice...I have 3 - all 5 years apart...yep 5, 10, 15!

Trish said...

I just had to comment on the talking with mixed letters thing. My son mixed L's and Y's too and said Leyow, for yellow. He's five and NOW I love when he now and then still does.