Today my baby boy is 2! How did that happen? Somehow the last 12 months went faster than the first. Most days I forget that time is ticking away and then sometimes he wakes up from a nap and looks older and I think to myself, I wish I could go back in time and savor that moment more. It’s true what they say, the days are long but the years are short. I’ll admit that at the end of most days I’m so ready to say goodnight but when I think about the past two years, I wish there was more time. I wanted to write Charlie a little note to celebrate two years…
My sweet boy,
You are 2! I cry just typing those words. How did that happen? It feels like yesterday that we were celebrating your first birthday and now you’re a two year old! Although in my eyes you will always be my baby.
Days with you are so much fun. You are fearless, curious, impatient, stubborn, mischievous, loving and kind. Your dad and I constantly struggle with trying to contain you and letting you run free because watching you explore the world is so special. You run everywhere. You love to be naked. You love to show us everything that you do. You get our attention by saying “mama!” or “dada!” a million times over and over (even if we are right in front of you). You have the sweetest little voice that I want to bottle up and remember forever. You love “choo choo’s.” Nothing puts a smile on your face more than when you see your “dee-dee” (blankie). You love Webster. You are always up to help with something. You say “hi” to everyone. You have FOMO when we put you to bed and my favorite thing is that you love us so so much.
I can’t believe that in 24 short months you have grown to be this beautiful little human. As a mom, you listen to all of the cliche things that people tell you about savoring every moment and cherishing the hard days because they go so fast. There are so many instances when I wish I had listened to them more. I miss the early days (and it breaks my heart that I’ll never get those moments back with you) but these days are definitely the best.
In 8 weeks you will be a big brother and my time with you will be cut in half. I cry just thinking about not giving you my full attention or trying to find the amount of love I have for you, for another baby. But, there will always be something special about you. You made me a mama. You have taught me how to be more patient, more kind, more understanding and more empathetic. You’ve showed me the true meaning of what it means to live and love. Your happiness and well being is what guides every decision I make now and being your mom is a joy that I never knew was possible.
Thank you for making every day the best day. Your dad and I love you more than we will ever be able to express in words. Being your mama forever will never be enough. I love you, Charlie!