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Fear

I have a confession to make. There are a couple things I've been fearful of in the last couple of months. Things that are looming off in the horizon.

This..


And this.


You know, her last big transition I was afraid of was weaning her off a pacifier, which she did completely by herself. Before that, it was weaning her off breastfeeding, which wasn't even a big deal. So why am I so afraid of this?

I guess as far as a big kid bed goes, we have such a routine now, this is going to disrupt sleep again. She will be up and mobile at night, which scares me to my very core, first of all. Then, she will be in our room, waking us up for a while, which is another thing I am dreading. I don't know, we haven't done it yet, I just know it's coming.

As far as potty training, for a while, it's another change. Another set of challenges. I am going to have to buy big girl underwear, we will have to potty constantly, I don't know. Just a change I am not ready for.

Maybe because we getting close to her 2 year old birthday and I already started thinking of themes.

Maybe because she can say so many words now.

Maybe it's because she can take off her own clothes.

Maybe it's because she is starting to pretent and use her imagination.

Maybe it's because she loves to pretend to talk on her cell phone.

Whatever "it" is, it keeps reminding me my baby is almost gone and a new, big girl is slowly but surely taking her place.

Being a mom is not easy!

Comments

teacherjanet said…
Do not fear my friend! It will all work itself out. My biggest advice about these to things are to not rush them and let her know when she is really ready to do it. I have had friends rush potty training and moving out of the crib only to have a lot of heart ache and things didn't seem to get done faster either. You are right motherhood is not easy. They should have put that in the brochure!

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