Dear Sweet Morg,
You’re done nursing and I’m sad. It was just so….sudden and unexpected. At first I thought it was just a nursing strike that would last a day or two. But it’s been over a week now and I haven’t been able to coax you back, so alas I’m throwing the towel in. We made it 9.5 months, and that’s not too shabby. But still, for this moment, I’m allowing myself to feel sad. It’s just that it seems like these almost-ten months since you guys were born have gone by entirely too fast. In a literal blink of the eye. I have hundreds of photos and these letters and some little snippets that I’ve recorded in our Project Life album, but it still seems like all of these little moments are slipping away. It’s hard to explain, except to say that this year is going by tooooo fast and too slow, all at the same time (but mostly too fast). The end of nursing is just another reminder that your babyhood is quickly coming to an end and soon you will be more little girl and less baby. I’m not ready to let my baby go!!!!!!
For now, I will just have to settle for other snuggling opportunities with you. In the last week, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to learn that you are still super snuggly and love to be in my arms any chance you get. I loved that day last week when you came to work with me in the morning before going to daycare. You were in a new place with new faces so you snuggled into me like you never wanted to be out of my arms.
I also love watching you grow up, and how your personality is so spunky! When you’re happy, you wave your arms back and forth in front of you with an accompanying vocal that goes something like, “Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah!!!!!” And I SUPER love watching you and your big sister have conversations back and forth with each other. You get so happy and have the biggest smile whenever you see her. I know you two are going to be great friends. I will never forget the morning you two were “talking” to each other, and grandma shook her head and said, “Girl talk.” Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!
I love you to pieces!
I’m joined in this “Letters to Our Children” blog circle by a group of fantastic photographer mothers. Each month we write a letter to one of our children, accompanied by our photography, then link up our blogs. An attempt to capture the fleeting and celebrate motherhood. Please visit Davina Gruenstein’s blog to enjoy her letter and photos, then keep following the circle around.