Linking up with Growing Up Geeky for Toddle Along Tuesday and this weeks topic is FAVORITE FIRSTS!
I think as parents we are always excited about our kids first; first time they coo & babble, first time they sit up, first time they get a tooth, talk, crawl, walk, potty in the big potty and the list goes on and on! I remember prior to having kids reading all the social media posts from parents about their children’s milestones and just thinking, “well yeah they are supposed to do it, so it shouldn’t be a big deal.”
Then I became a parent…a servant to my child’s every single whim. I became the over-sharing milestone parent who did (does) nothing but brag about every little accomplishment my obviously amazing kid does! Boy is he amazing! Although I feel like EVERY milestone he has met was incredible, two of them stick out as my favorite.
1. My pregnancy troubles are no secret. My body hates me and tries to get rid of any baby I get pregnant with! Eyan was no different. I had intermittent spotting with him and was sure on several occasions that I had lost him. You can read his story here. At around 5 weeks after some spotting, they sent me for an ultrasound that showed a small circle in my uterus. The printout almost looked like a deer with a really big eyeball! I kept that picture on my fridge for the entire pregnancy and about a week after I was home with Eyan I remember standing in front of the fridge holding Eyan and looking at that picture of that dot and just crying. I grew him…from that dot to this tiny precious little baby and it just took my breath away (still does). It may not be a milestone that is major for some, but for Eyan and I, it is huge!
2. Roller Skating is in our blood, so when Eyan finally let go of my hands and started skating by himself, I was so proud and so impressed! He is going to be great one day, maybe even an olympic athlete like my uncle, or a fabulous mens roller derby skater like his aunts and mama! I am so so so proud of him!