When my daughter was an infant (0-11 months) my Husband was deployed and my family lived 8 hours away. I am a SAHM and I did everything alone. She is now 15 months old and I'm feeling like I took her babyhood for granted.
She is walking and talking and feeding herself... and all I can think is, "why did I push you so hard to grow up??" I know she is still a baby but.. I couldn't wait for her to hold her own bottle (and sippy cup), then crawl, then walk, then use a spoon and fork. I also remember many days thinking "I can't wait for nap time (or bed time) to get here."
Now I long for those nights where she fell asleep breastfeeding. I wish I had been able to breast feed her longer.
I was so worried about getting her on a schedule before daddy came home I was in auto pilot all day. I'm not saying I didn't make some good memories during that time.. but I should have slowed down.
Now She doesn't want to be held or carried, she feeds herself, and she tells me "no". Is this a normal way to feel? Do any other mothers out there feel like you wished your baby's infant days away?
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