Today, I sold Jack's owl baby bedding and curtains on eBay to lucky bidder dqui1663. And that's what prompted my meltdown, that this was for real now! Tomorrow I have to wash it, take it to get it pressed, box it up, and ship it to Ohio for another mom to enjoy. I hope she'll love it as much as I did.
I know he's growing up. I see it when he runs across the park, not minding to climb up the slide on his own. I see it when he reminds me to get my purse before we walk out the door. I see it as I watch him want to sit by himself and read Goodnight, Moon to Vincent. But....he's still my baby. He still needs his sleep sack, his Monk and paci to sleep. He still wants me to hold his hand as he walks down the steps. He still wants to be rocked for a little while before he goes to sleep.
It's just been a reminder to cherish each day. To treasure our time together. To pray for the toddler, big boy, pre-teen, teenager, man he'll be one day. Because it's all just around the corner!
Thankfully, for most of those transitions, I won't be dealing with sobbing breakdown type of pregnancy hormones!