Ducky Diaries: 2 to 20

Saturday, January 31, 2015

2 to 20

Last night was hard. You're teething. Your canines are going to pop through your tender gums any day now and last night was the worst yet. You screamed your little head off even after medicine and savagely chewing on anything you were handed, including my hand. 

It was sucky for everyone involved. And then when I thought your screaming couldn't possibly get any louder since everyone in the house was woken up, you snuggled into me and fell asleep.  And as I lay there staring at you, while worn out and amped up at the same time I realized you looked so grown up.

Your teeny tiny baby face is fading and being replaced by that of a little girl. When did that happen?

I honestly am not sure. Time is so fast, you're so fast. Everything is so fast with you.  I don't remember anything at all it feels like. You're moving so fast and I desperately wish you would slow down. Darling daughter, unless by some magical intervention you are my last child. I know you have no idea or concept pertaining to anything related to child birth or rearing, but, you completed our family. Which makes it all the more magical and painful to watch you grow.

This whole whirlwind has left me confused. I can't remember certain things and yet here you are just a few months away from being two. I know it doesn't seem like all that many years but it's two years that have slipped through my fingers. 

I love you so fiercely.

You are hell on wheels. Just yesterday after being corrected for a behavior you pointed to yourself and told me you were the boss. 

I had to walk away due to laughter.

Oh Zo.

You can count to 10, although you like to use your own method. 2 , 3, 5, 6, 8, 9. 

You can say some of the alphabet. A, B, B, B, E.

You can sing Old Mac Donald. E-I-E-I-O.

You are OBSESSED with Frere' Jacques, we sing it every night.

You love circles, as though they are the only shape in the world.

Busses, oh my God, Becky, look at that bus. Busses are your unicorn.

I love you darling daughter, I guess what I am trying to say is that I know you are growing before my very eyes with crazy speed and I cannot stop you. I plead with the universe that we will always remain as close as we are.

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