At 14.5 months, we are stuck on the “mommy phase.” The one where if mommy can be seen or heard (and likely smelled) she must also be touched.
It’s a beautiful and overwhelming phase that I know too shall pass, so I savor it the best I can.
I know that if I sit down on the floor right now, she will be in my lap in approximately 0.2 minutes. What’s not to love about that?
I know that if a stranger (and body other than mommy, daddy or sisters) comes near us and she is walking around, she will want to be picked up. If said strangers wants to have a conversation with me I will get a super shy baby snuggled on my shoulder or chest. What’s not to love about that?
When I get the carrier out to wear her, she gets excited and wants to be worn. What’s not to love about that?
Sure, it’s overwhelming when only I will do. It’s overwhelming when I try to leave the room or the house and I’m met with a little sweet baby’s tears. I’m overwhelmed with love. And what’s not to love about that?
I take it all in knowing that this mommy phase will pass before I know it and right now I like being the safest place in her eyes. And I can only hope that while she won’t always want to be snuggled in deep on my chest, that I will always be her safe place.
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It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids. Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information.
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