Monday, February 18, 2008

Exponential Growth

How does a baby go from not eating anything but mother's milk to not nursing at all?

Do you suppose it has anything to do with the fact that he went from toddling a few steps to walking across rooms and around corners and standing up in the middle of the room with nothing to hold on to? To obviously preferring walking to crawling even when crawling is faster?

Could it have something to do with suddenly knowing half a dozen words? To standing at the bottom of the stairs and yelling, "DADDY!" when he feels left out of what is going on upstairs?

How about the fact that he now knows he can shove his little car over to the piano bench, crawl up on the car, crawl from the car onto the bench, and after playing for a bit, onto the keys and into the piano to play with the hammers?

This baby has grown up overnight. And I feel like I was only pregnant yesterday.

And, by the way, he only refused to nurse for one day and now is back to it. I'm a bit dismayed, but I do have hope.

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