Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Celebrating many firsts...

Since having my daughter, I have celebrated many firsts: First teeth, first words and most recently first steps. These are big milestones that I came to expect when I thought about what it would be like to have a child. What I did not expect was all the great in-between firsts that are just as epic.

Like the other day, for example, my husband told little mama that it was time to change her diaper. She got up and walked over to the bedroom, grabbed her changing pad and laid on the floor waiting to be changed. My husband and I just looked at each other and grinned the biggest cheesiest smiles. It was a moment when we realized that all the talking that we have done with her over the last year has not been merely us talking to ourselves, but she was listening. She was processing it all and storing it to impress us randomly one day.

Since that day we have "tested" her on many things like "its bath time" and she races over to the bathroom. My favorite is when I say, "do you want to go bye - bye?" This question ignites a giant giggle as she walks to her room to get her shoes.

So yes, milestones are big news and deserve many rounds of clapping on repeat, but the small stuff is pretty big too.

1 comment:

  1. It's so exciting when it "clicks" for littles and they really start to understand :) Ellie doesn't say very much but she knows things like "go get your shoes" or "it's tubby time!" or "time for bed!" She actually throws her own babies in her crib, then lies down on top of her sleep sac for me to put it on. I laugh every time :)