Last Sunday I called John into Charlotte’s room to tell him that I think I felt her first tooth. He came rushing in and confirmed the fact that yes, it is her first tooth. I just started crying. It took me a while to understand why such a milestone would send me into tears. And then it all started to piece together… I just need her to stay a baby forever. Is that too much to ask?
I guess I’m surprised this whole thing called “motherhood” is completely bittersweet. At times, I can’t wait for her to utter the word “mama” for the first time or I can’t wait to finally put her hair into pigtails but, most of the time, I just want to stop the clock and keep her this perfect little baby girl of mine forever. I can’t believe she just turned 5-months-old. Do they really keep growing up? Is this why everyone keeps having babies? Well, in that case, John, it’s time for a new puppy 😉
Happy first tooth, baby Charlotte! Mama will let you grow up eventually, but just slow it down some.
Thanks, Prissy, for being a good sport during this photo shoot I insisted on.