This morning when you blew kisses I was so excited, only to find out that according to your dad "you've been doing it for awhile." Then when I was on my way to work and your dad called me to tell me that I had just missed you saying "nana" a.k.a. "banana" for the first time.
Seriously? Two big blows in one morning little boy? I KNOW that I've been working too much. I KNOW that you are going to keep growing up without me there to watch every step. But today as I packed to leave for a multi-day conference, all I could think about was how close you were to walking and how I was going to miss that too. I totally overreacted and cried. Right there, like a big pathetic mess, I cried because I felt like you didn't need me. I thought we had a deal.....
And then you took two steps. Just for me. I was the only one that saw it. It was just between us, and I think I will hold it close to my heart for a tiny bit.
Much better little boy. You sure have good timing.
photo courtesy of Katie Zeller