Two years ago today, we were at Ella Bella's 2nd Birthday party. I was hugely pregnant, exhausted from 3 nights of fake-out labor and sorta confused by EB's mother, who repeatedly and sadly deep-sighed for her last baby's second birthday. I clearly remember, thinking that was so odd. Most people, would be sad for the First Birthday but NOT the Second Bday!?
I do not believe in the Terrible Two's. I Heart the Bojangles out of Coco's developing personality (mostly). I love hearing her talk, watching her little legs learn to run and seeing her make friends.
Who would ever get sad, over a Second Birthday??
Ummm... Me. That's who.
Five months into the pregnancy, we knew (were told) Coco would be our last baby. I made a promise to 'Be Present' in all her baby moments and I have done my best. I over-snuggled Coco's baby-ness to the point of smothering. I bought a Pregnancy Baby Book in addition to a regular. I have tried to remember video, blogged about her, made Shutterfly books of her adorableness. I allowed her to sleep with us, have shared nearly every waking moment of her life. When she was not with her parents, she has had a limited sitter list of Grandparents, Aunts and a couple cousins.
I have undeniably enjoyed her baby-ness. I celebrated her First Birthday, with only a mild new-baby ache.
Then... a couple weeks ago, I remembered Ella's melancholy mother, on her daughter's Second Birthday. And I finally, really 'Got it!'.
Tomorrow, my VERY last baby, will turn Two.
No more warm baby naps, no more cute little baby onesies. No more babies to name or soft baby heads to smell (though I huffed a pretty hard-core fix off the Peters baby recently.) No more baby coos. And now, Coach refuses to cooperate in my plan to kidnap baby Asher. (Stupid Coach and his following the law-ness.)
Therefore: No More Babies, Period.
Tomorrow, Coco will be a 'big girl like her sista'.
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Except....she is getting pretty funny... and her hair is growing in very cute... and her smile shines even more beautiful... so maybe Two isn't THAT bad.
Ella Bella is the last of her girls, to turn 4.
Happy Fourth Birthday, EB!!
Coco: don't even think of turning Four.
You'd better back that bus up.