By: Kacie Bernstein
On the almost-eve of my children’s 2nd birthday, I am learning that they are growing up much quicker than I had anticipated. I swear it was just yesterday that we loaded both babies in the car, left UCLA, and took our very first “road trip” over Beverly Glen to bring them home. We had no idea what we were doing and the first few months seemed to go so slowly…and then in the blink of an eye they were about to turn one. It took forever for them to say “mama” and now my daughter thinks it is hilarious to call me “Kacie”. They both still love to cuddle but now it’s on their terms –not mine, and when I put them in the stroller, they demand that I let them walk.
In the blink of an eye my babies have become full blown and VERY independent toddlers. Letting go of their baby clothes and toys was easy; after all, they weren’t babies anymore. I guess the material items don’t seem to matter as much. I never realized how much I would miss cuddling during bottle time and the feeling of a sleeping baby on my chest. My kids have a mind of their own now and will tell me when they are hungry, tired, and when they have pee’d and pooped. Luckily for me they are not ready to let go of their diapers…at least we can agree about something!
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