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The other day, M was eating a banana with Hubby.  Hubby had to tend to something, so he put the rest of the banana in the kitchen counter and told her that if she wanted more she could ask me and I would help her.

About 15 minutes later, we notice that M was holding on to her banana and just eating away..

She grabbed the banana herself and just continued eating it.. like a big girl.

I lost it.  I started crying.  It’s definitely not “hormones” in the sense that you are all thinking.. no I’m not pregnant.  I’m just so super sentimental.

Sometimes I forget how independent M can be at almost two and a half years old.  I forget that she doesn’t need me for every little thing anymore.  She’s learning how to fend for herself and she’s learning how to be independent.  It’s part of her growing process and I should be so happy for her development.  She’s grown so much in these past two and a half years, from being completely helpless to grabbing her own bananas off the kitchen counter.

Yes.  I cried.  I cried tears of happiness, nostalgia, and love.  Those are what I call the tears of a mom..

Sometimes, I just watch M play.

I watch her laugh.  I listen to her talk.  I watch her walk around.  I watch her move.

I love her.

Time goes by so fast.  Watching her be this little person, while thinking about what my life was like one year ago, two years ago, even three years ago!

I never thought it would be like this..

Just last year, she was about 5 months old.  I just started back at work from my maternity leave.  She was all about trying to crawl.. I was all about losing the baby weight, balancing life between work and home, trying to learn a new normal..

Two years ago, I was battling morning sickness.  I was amazed at how much impact the little person in me was already making in my life.  Parenthood was all just speculations and assumptions.  We talked and talked and planned about how our life would be once she came into this world.  We were also in and out of emergency rooms because we didn’t know what to do about every little feeling..

Three years ago, Hubby just became my fiance.  We were all about the wedding planning..

What’s next year going to be like?

Will I be pregnant with our second?

Will I be at home? 

Will I be working? 

Will we be in our apartment? 

Will we be in a house? 

What sort of antics will a 2 1/2 year old M get into?

What sort of stories will I have about my life then?

Only God knows.. and I can’t wait til I find out!

Here’s a little tidbit I don’t think many know about me..

When I was little.. my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I told them I wanted to be a waitress at McDonalds..

A waitress at McDonalds.

Hahaha.. they don’t even HAVE waitresses at McDonalds.

Maybe I meant “cashier..”

Most kids say.. doctor.. lawyer.. fireman.. singer.. dancer..

I said waitress.. at McDonalds.. a place that doesn’t even have waitresses..

I really knew how to aim high.. I guess bacteriologist at a veternarinary diagnostics laboratory comes close to what I wanted.. who knew?


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