Monday, June 13, 2011

What's different

Normally when I have a toddler this age. . .

I look like this.

But SHE is that age. . .

And I look like this! 

No, this post isn't about what I look like!  It's really about what I don't have growing inside of me.  We are about to enter a brand new season.  One in which we have never entered before.  Soon we will have a 2 year old and NO new born baby.  I have to say, I'm not sad about this new season.  I can get my "baby" fix via my sisters who are all still makin' babies.  Thanks Ange, Corrie and Cheryl! 

There are moments when I look at Nora and think, "She's going to need to be potty trained in the next year, then there will be no more diapers in the house."  Part of that does make me sad but the other part of me is happy to have the extra 20 dollars a week for groceries. 

I love that our whole family can take bike rides together.  That we can go to the beach for the day without a stroller.  I don't need to worry about a baby monitor when I'm outside.  I don't have to plan my day around feedings.  And many, many more things.

I will miss the new baby smell.  The soothing, only mommy can do.  Falling asleep on the couch after a feeding.  The first eye contact, smile and giggle.

Ahhh, but I am so happy we are entering a new phase of life.  One that is unfamiliar and exciting.  One that, I know, will bring new memories, experiences and opportunities.