Sunday, June 29, 2008

end of an era

Today marks the end of the baby era in this lassie's abode. In the last months we have conquered potty training and embraced our big boy skivies with open arms. Plus my wallet is enjoying the extra padding from not having to buy them anymore - can I get an Amen? Yeah, I thought I could. Our next step was the big boy bed. Grady has been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for about a month now. It was time to make it official. So today, after a 7 hour fishing excursion (GRRRR), hubby took the crib down and put the bottom part of the bunk bed together. The crib was officially moved it to the basement. Sigh.... Grady is now there napping peacefully. (in his bed not in the basement!!)

While I am glad to be done, part of me is still sad. There will be no more babies, no more cribs, no more diapers - wait a minute, that is a good point! I am happy with our boys and shudder at the thought of being pregnant again. Wooo, mental flashback. Now I have the cold sweats! I am happy to be at this stage of my life, most of the time. I do know that my desire to have another biological child has passed. Now adoption... that is always an option!! But things in our life need to settle a little more before we possibly voyage down that road. Grady is quite the handful and Drake has just entered the world of sports and games. Our life is busy enough and I think I have enough to try and handle.

So for now I will enjoy my lighter loads when I leave the house, trade in my diaper bag for a cute little purse and offer to hold any little baby that passes in front of my open arms. Because really, is there anything that smells better?

10 comments:

Diane said...

Woo hoo! Congrats Mama.
I cannot wait until I'm through with diapers, and the crib.

Jes said...

Good Job Mommy! It is a hard thing to put down the crib, but I too enjoy the reality of it no longer.

To Think is to Create said...

Go you. :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh gosh, I don't know what that day will be like. But I'll be glad for a cute purse anytime...

Steph

"that girl" said...

ooohh ... it has been so long, i could not imagine being in the diaper stage anymore

it sometimes upsets me that the babies aren't babies anymore but at the same time, i enjoy being able to go out and drink knowing that the next morning when i may quite possibly be sleeping off a little too many vodka red bulls that the kids can pour their own milk, make their own pancakes or even eggs if they want

and i never pass up the chance to hold a baby

cautious1 said...

Nothing finer than the smell of a "fresh" baby (and don't forget about the oh-so-soft skin). LOVE it!

Blondefabulous said...

Congrats on the ditching of the diapers! I was soooo happy when my boy finally got rid of them, but remember.... you are trading a load of diapers for an extra load of laundry with some gnarley skid marks. Kandoo wipes are your friend!

Ann said...

It really is something when the days go by and you think "This will never end!" and then the time comes and POOF! It's over. No going back.
You're a good mom to have noticed.

Putz said...

multiple and replentish the earth, he did not say stop

Putz said...

ooooohhhhhhh what did i just say