Night, Night One Year Old

On Wednesday night I put my one year old baby in his cot for last time, because in the morning he would be two and officially not a baby anymore.

I don’t remember feeling sad at all when he turned one but I am really struggling with mixed emotions at the prospect of him turning two.
On one hand I’m excited for the next year to come. I’m so looking forward to having proper conversations with him where I fully get what he’s talking about.
At the moment he has a lot of keywords like ‘yes, no, choo-choo, dinner, poo-poo,’ and he also has a couple of key phrases ‘not ver hair’ (not over there) and ‘eee es’ (here it is).

1st Birthday Party, what a difference a year makes!
Goodnight one year old

But I’m desperate for the time he starts telling us what he thinks or feels in full sentences. He has such a great sense of humour I can’t wait for this to shine through into his speech. I know there will be exciting mile stones this year like potty training and going up to a big boy bed. I know he’ll get more into bedtime stories and painting and there’s a chance he’ll sit still long enough for a whole Disney movie!
But on the other hand I’m so sad that he’s growing up because its going too fast for me. It feels like every day he learns a new word or the actions to a new song and I have to try to catch up.
He’s getting so big, so tall he’s all but lost his baby-chub. He’s wild blonde hair is thick where little fuzzy spots used to be. He suddenly knows his own mind. He knows what he wants (or doesn’t want) and he won’t hesitate to let you know!

So I put him to bed in his ‘I am 1’ t-shirt and kissed my baby goodnight.
In the morning I dressed him in his ‘I am 2’ t-shirt and kissed my toddler good morning and happy birthday!

 

Straight ahead to Todderville! Via Potty Place and Tantrum Town…

Do you feel like this when your babies have birthdays?

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28 Comments

  1. Thanks Stevie x

  2. Thanks Stevie x

  3. Yes bittersweet is a brilliant way to describe how I feel, thanks

  4. Yes bittersweet is a brilliant way to describe how I feel, thanks

  5. Thanks Chloe, much appreciated!

  6. Thanks Chloe, much appreciated!

  7. Hi, yeah he's getting such a proper personality now – that's the good part of all this growing up business!

  8. Hi, yeah he's getting such a proper personality now – that's the good part of all this growing up business!

  9. Thanks I really appreciate you saying that! Yep already discovering that 2 is tough, a lot of dramatic tantrums and frustrated tears!

  10. Thanks I really appreciate you saying that! Yep already discovering that 2 is tough, a lot of dramatic tantrums and frustrated tears!

  11. It does I don't know where the last two years have gone!

  12. It does I don't know where the last two years have gone!

  13. I know I'm glad I took so many photos that day x

  14. I know I'm glad I took so many photos that day x

  15. Oh bless him it goes so quickly! Mine are 9 and 11 now eek! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix it's just reopened again
    Stevie xx

  16. Oh bless him it goes so quickly! Mine are 9 and 11 now eek! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix it's just reopened again
    Stevie xx

  17. Oh yes, I know I'm going to feel this even more this time as Ava is my last! It's kind of bittersweet on their birthdays. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

  18. Oh yes, I know I'm going to feel this even more this time as Ava is my last! It's kind of bittersweet on their birthdays. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

  19. Oh my gosh such a beautiful post and what a difference a year makes! It's so good you've captured each year. I cried so much when Evie turned one but didn't forget to get a picture of her the night before! 😀 It's such a great idea. xx #justanotherlinky

  20. Oh my gosh such a beautiful post and what a difference a year makes! It's so good you've captured each year. I cried so much when Evie turned one but didn't forget to get a picture of her the night before! 😀 It's such a great idea. xx #justanotherlinky

  21. Aww I definitely feel like this 🙂 My daughter is a few months older than yours and it was quite something when she turned two. It is such a lovely age, as they get more independent and start talking, and you really get to know them, but at the same time, they stop being your little babies… But anyway, congratulations to the little man!

  22. Aww I definitely feel like this 🙂 My daughter is a few months older than yours and it was quite something when she turned two. It is such a lovely age, as they get more independent and start talking, and you really get to know them, but at the same time, they stop being your little babies… But anyway, congratulations to the little man!

  23. This is beautifully written, and sums up exactly how I felt. I felt very emotional when Arthur turned 2 in July.. he is my last baby and I'm so sad that he is growing up so soon. Enjoy him being two, its a tough age, the frustration they get when they can't quite communicate is tough going, but equally its such a cute age watching them learn new things every day and watching their personality blossom.

  24. This is beautifully written, and sums up exactly how I felt. I felt very emotional when Arthur turned 2 in July.. he is my last baby and I'm so sad that he is growing up so soon. Enjoy him being two, its a tough age, the frustration they get when they can't quite communicate is tough going, but equally its such a cute age watching them learn new things every day and watching their personality blossom.

  25. I always feel like this when their birthday approaches. I still can't believe my girls are three and that they're starting nursery next month. It goes way too quick. Great post and what a cutie! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  26. I always feel like this when their birthday approaches. I still can't believe my girls are three and that they're starting nursery next month. It goes way too quick. Great post and what a cutie! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  27. Oh my goodness!! Its so sad isnt it but great at the same time. I remember putting my 11 months old to bed and him waking up as a one year old! Time def goes far too quickly for my liking! Thanks for sharing your special moment! Suz x beauisblue.com

  28. Oh my goodness!! Its so sad isnt it but great at the same time. I remember putting my 11 months old to bed and him waking up as a one year old! Time def goes far too quickly for my liking! Thanks for sharing your special moment! Suz x beauisblue.com

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