It has helped me to write about this situation. I keep having to tell myself it really is happening. But now I've posted about it; it is "out there." And we all know that if something is on the Internet it's real, right?
Tomorrow I'm off this dreadful topic! Really, something is happening here tomorrow worth checking out.
If you're new to this series, they stand alone, but if you want to start from the beginning:
First: The Stick Turned Pink
Second: I’m Impressive
Third: The Sucker Punch
Fourth: The Change? What Change?
Fifth: I’m the One with the Baby
Oh, dear Honey Bear, how you smell so divine! How impossibly soft you are! What cuddles you give that melt me into a puddle of goo!
I call you my Honey Bear because you are as sweet as you can be and because you are so round and chubby. You are like holding and cuddling a baby bear cub.
Mommy wasn’t ready though, and I’m afraid you’ll bear the brunt of this situation. I’ll have to smell you 37 times a day instead of 27. I’ll hug you closer and longer than you’ll think necessary. I’ll watch your face ever more intently for each little nuance of emotion and wonder.
I may refuse to teach you to talk or let you potty train. I may place a brick on your head so you can’t grow any taller. I may cry a little bit extra at your milestones. Don’t worry my Bear, they are tears of joy.
You snuck in under the egg-wire little angel. How clever of you! If I didn’t have you at this time my heartache would be overwhelming.
You are my Fountain of Youth. And I thank God for you!
You will always be my baby.
(Mama is off to plot her mid-life crisis...)