Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Sweetness: By Leaps and Bounds

I enjoyed my last Sunday Sweetness post so much that I think I may just make it a weekly thing, or at the very least a bi-weekly thing.  I hope you don’t mind.  I love recapping the week and starting the next week on a happy, positive note.  Not to mention that these sweet moments are the ones I want burned into my brain, never to leave.  But since I suffer from the: I’ve-had-three-babies-so-therefore-I-have-perpetual-mommy-brain disease, I need to write them down, have them be permanent somewhere or risk the chance of them being lost into the abyss of the mommy brain. 

My Buggy!  Well, full name is Love Bug Babalicious thank you very much!  He is 14 months old this month.  He has been growing so much, and way too fast in this mommy’s opinion.  In a short few days he has learned to climb the stairs <insert panicked mommy face here>, cruise around the coffee table in the family room, wave bye-bye, and say “Thank You” in his ever so cute as a button way of “Daaa-Dooo, Daaa-Dooo” and some version of his brother’s names that I can’t even begin to type. 

He has been pointing at things and telling me all about them in his adorable baby babble.  He has been able to climb up into his brother’s stuffed chairs and act like he is literally the king of the house giving what sounds like order and direction to his faithful subjects.  He loves to open and close, and open and close, and open and close my kitchen drawers.  Just recently he loves to empty all the contents of said drawers but is smart enough to put it back after he’s done (mama taught him well).  He already enjoys multitasking (do I finally have a child who represents part of me?) and will carry a block in each hand and one in his mouth while crawling/cruising/climbing stairs. 

He has an amazing gift of love, when he gives you kisses when you ask him, you end up with an entirely soaked face and a strange awareness of where each and every one of his taste buds are (I know, that’s only a thing that a mommy could love…and I do, I SOOOO do).  He will lay his head down on my shoulder and let out an adorable “awwwww” as he gives me a hug. 

But he’s still a baby, he’s still MY baby.  He doesn’t like to be left alone if there is the slightest hint that we are leaving a room.  He still loves to snuggle with me in the same formed-to-my-body-position that he took as an infant while I’m rocking him to sleep.  He loves to have his palm kissed and his face, cheek, and head caressed while trying to drift off to sleep.  He loves when I sing Edelweiss to him and it immediately calms him down. 

So while he is growing by Leaps and Bounds each and every day.  I hang on to every piece of baby that is left.  I soak it up, breathe it in, and bask in all that is Buggy for he will be taking the world by storm in just a few short blinks of an eye.

How have you recorded your children’s milestones when they were babies?


Alison@Mama Wants This said...

Aw, sweetness. I love this age, when they're still babies, yet have one chubby leg in toddlerhood.

I take thousands of photos of my Monkey and put them in folders by month. Same with videos. That's my way of recording his milestones :)sl

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

This is always the age where I try to hold onto all things baby with my kids because it seems they are on a bullet train headed for the toddler years.

The monthly folders are a great idea. Do you print them out and put them in folders, or just folders on your computer?

Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

Aw, that's so sweet! I take far too many pictures and keep them in folders by month too. It somehow seems less overwhelming that way!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I'm really good at taking the pictures...and really, really bad at getting them developed!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have tons of pictures, but I did a terrible job of writing down milestones!

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

How i wish there were blogs when mine were lttle :(

The Mommy Mambo said...

The first two. But the third...well...I'm just trying to keep up with him. If I stop for a pen to jot the moment down I'm afraid he won't be a milestone ahead, but rather a marathon! I only have two hands! LOL

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

JDaniel4's Mom,

It's so hard to find a time to sit and reflect on the things they have done and be able to write them down. I think pictures are a great way of capturing moments and milestones.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

By Word of Mouth Musings,

Awwwww...I totally understand! Blogging is such a great way to write down the things/thoughts/feelings you want to remember when you are in the moment. I wish they had it around for you as well. But I'm certain you have the memories recorded beautifully in other ways.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

The Mommy Mambo,

I totally agree! I have such guilt sometimes because I feel I did such a better job at it with the first two boys, and Buggy is getting the shaft! I haven't even got his 1 year pictures taken yet. Shameful!

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

I'm bad about writing down milestones. I keep meaning to and now I'm forgetting so I better get to it!

Anonymous said...

You are such a good mama to soak up every minute. I try to do the same. Most of my kiddos' milestones are documented online, LOL. I suck at filling out the paper baby book.

Heather said...

I was/am so bad at capturing milestones. But I figure that is okay. I can make up the exact month they turned over (if asked), but I can't make up all the sweet memories I have of them snuggling and cooing and playing. The sights, the sounds, and smells are all mine.

Love your sweet post.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I'm bad about it too. Blogging has really, really helped though. I'm extremely thankful for it.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I did really well with filling out the baby book for my first son. For our second and third I bought the book, but have yet to fill them out. I do however write it down on a calendar when something big happens. I have about 4 years worth of wall caendars that I can't throw away yet because they contain all that information.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I totally agree! I just try to record them as much as possible because I remember asking my parents more questions about my childhood and when I did things after I became a mother myself. It's fun to hear the stories.

Thank you for your kind words!

Joni said...

Makes me want another!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I say go for it! Nobody has ever said I wish I had fewer kids, but they have said I wish I had had more!

The Empress said...

Oh, my gosh, and yes.

My 3 boys, growing so fast.
I started crying about it tonight.

It went all too fast.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

The Empress,

I'm so very honored that you visited my itty bitty blog. It means so much to me!!

Since writing this post, he's even done more things that makes me want to make time stand still.

When I was pregnant with my boys it felt like it took AGES for them to get here, but now it's like they live life on fast forward. I would like a "slow down" button!

I hope you visit again soon!