Sore arm muscles and diapers


She’s growing up.

I mean, she is just two. So we have plenty of time.

Except that we don’t.

And I’m trying to make this time last.

I indulge us both by carrying her – down the stairs, outside, through the grocery store. She can walk just fine. She is a healthy little girl and not getting any lighter. But I like holding her close to me as we go from place to place. And in a few more months or pounds, this carrying will just not be possible. And oh how I will miss it.

The pressure is on to potty train. Her best friend is potty training now. She seems ready. But once we trade diapers for undies, it will be clear that she is not a baby anymore. She may be ready. But I don’t know if I am.

I didn’t think I’d be this Mom. And in the beginning, I wasn’t. I encouraged each new milestone – rolling, talking, crawling, walking – I anxiously awaited them all and never looked back.

But now? I’m holding on to sore arm muscles and diapers?

Seems crazy.

And yet, at the same time, completely logical.


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  1. I don’t think she’ll mind if you hold on a little bit longer 🙂 It’s a good workout anyway!

  2. I have to smile because I’m in such the opposite place now, with #4 ready to burst out of my belly, and encouraging my 2- and 4-year-old children to dress themselves, brush their own teeth, go to the toilet without my help. So interesting to see how a few years & a few more kids changes our perspectives. 🙂

  3. If only our arms could ache forever!

  4. It is absoultely quite logical! I did the same thing. I carried my daughter just because I knew I was running out of time. I wouldn’t always be able to carry her. Last night I attempted to carry her to her bed dragging my feet going slowly, so slowly, just because I miss that. Somehow we made it 🙂 I’ll take the achey arms. I miss them.
    Enjoy holding your baby! I’m sure she’s enjoying her mama’s arms!

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