Saturday, May 15, 2010

Growing Up

A lot of big changes are happening around our house lately. One of the most difficult for me is to see my babies growing up. Obviously, I knew that would not stay babies forever but seeing my littlest, my LAST baby become a big boy is very hard for me. Mateo has always been small. He measured in the 5-10 percentile for his height and weight up until his last two-year check-up. He is now in the 50th percentile for his height and it shows. He is still very skinny so the baby-chubbiness is all gone and he is all little boy now. I have finally broken down and started to get rid of the baby toys and furniture that will never be used again in our house. (Pause to regain composure and not cry.) I guess that it was not as difficult with Diego because I knew that all of these items would be resurfacing shortly with the next kid. Since there will be no more new babies, it is time to pass these items off to someone else. Last week Mateo used his high chair for the last time and it will be finding a new home in a couple of weeks. I took one last picture of it before I took it out of the room. (Ok, I am crying again.)

I am so blessed to be the mommy of two such special little boys. My resolve is to appreciate each day that I have with them and never take for granted the time that we have together.


  1. I hear you Adriana. Like you there will be no more babies in this house, and we have been so very blessed.
    I think it is a GOOD thing that you are sad about your babies growing up. It shows their babyhood has been (overall) a joyous time, which is just how it should be.

  2. I know this will be a hard moment for me, too - was just thinking about what it will be like when I finally pack up the baby clothes for good...

  3. Believe it or not, we are still hanging on to the high chair and to the baby Eurobath, even though Anna is now 3.5. It's great that Mateo is catching up, but I am with you - seeing our children grow is bittersweet.

  4. I am dealing with issues of my baby growing up too, although I am expecting another baby. I guess thinking about the newborn reminds me of my daughter as a newborn and then I start thinking how quickly that time passed and how quick it will be before my son is big too. Ah its just overwhelming. I can just imagine how you are feeling, there are wonderful things ahead but it still is sad to see the things that are being left behind.

  5. Believe it or not, I am just now finding new homes for all the baby things we had for Selena. I had a hard time parting with them as well.

  6. I didn't have a hard time with the high chair, for me it was the crib. And the clothes often was the problem. Isn't it funny what we have a hard time giving up?


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