Thursday, September 20, 2007

Baby Blues (Ryan, you'll be in my heart)

Ryan is my baby. He is the 5th and final addition to are herd. Ryan celebrated his 3rd birthday and is officially wearing "Big Boy Underwear". He is very proud of this accomplishment, as am I. I was so excited to finally be free of Diapers after 12 consecutive years! And I am. But it feels kind of sad to see my little man running around in his "Fruit of the Looms". I guess with most milestones our children make, is Bittersweet. Ryan is a very hard headed 3 year old and will test the boundaries and then some. But he is my baby. I LOVE the way he says, "I lub you too!" Or after his bath, "Mom, I need a Talow." I LOVE IT!! I know that his speech is becoming better and he will not say those cute little things to me anymore.
I also have to admit, I am probably a better mother to him then I was to my oldest, just because I worried about everything back then. I still do, but not as much. Now, I feel like I know how to relax a little more and know which battles to pick. Not that I have this parenting thing down. Not even close! But I do feel like I am learning to enjoy it more, Take the little moments in, Sit down and play trains with them and Just be their Mom.

We had a lazy morning today and watched Disney's Tarzan together. I have seen this movie many times and it is one of my favorites. But today as I laid down next to my little guy as we watched it together, I felt almost emotional. You know, the song, "You'll be in my Heart" it just got to me, I guess.

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

Jenn,
Once again, you wrote what I feel! My youngest is 3, running around in those Fruit of the Looms (oh wait, today it's Diego undies!) and I cherish that he has the "hookups" instead of the hiccups. We have watched Jingle All the Way everyday this week and when my little guy jumps up and says, "I'm going to get big and be turbo man and save you"; I know that is just what he will do; grow up.

Matchbox Mom said...

Okay now...let's not make Tami cry. That's so sad. Just think of all the new milestones that are ahead of us!
It will be okay, promise.

Tami

one preschooler left said...

Jenn,
I know how you feel my baby is 3. In Januray it will be the 1st time in yearssss that I haven't had a child in nursery. All the kids will be in big primary or YM.
I keep checking every day for a new post don't give up! It's good to hear from other LDS women and not be worry that the blog has content I really don't need to read.
Janet

utmomof5 said...

Jenn,
Where are you? I hope all is well and you are just busy with your rugrats.
My "baby" will be 3 soon so I know just how you feel. It's a little bittersweet when they do those extra cute things.
Hope to hear from you soon, I will keep checking.