As we are settling in to our new adventure of living in Ohio, we are also welcoming in a new season of life.
Living in Ohio brings with it a new home, new city, new region of the US to explore, new friends and new co-workers for Michael, but this move signifies a lot more for me as a mother.
My baby, the last babe (she’s 27 months), is growing up, and it’s almost as if God has completely turned her into a little girl instantaneously before my eyes.
You see, I know they grow up – it’s inevitable. But, I don’t think I was prepared for her to leap through so many milestones so quickly and all at the same time.
In the month before we moved she was completely potty trained and is now the proud wearer of “big dirl pannies!” Complete with selling most of our cloth diapers.
We’ve foregone the high chair for the hand-me-down booster seat Eli sat in only a few short months ago.
She has moved out of the crib and is currently sleeping on the crib mattress on the floor. The mattress on the floor is temporary since we put our children straight into twin beds after the crib, but didn’t want to buy one right before we moved. The broken (literally) and rundown crib was taken away by the trash company prior to our move.
She’s just growing up so quickly.
As with each new season of life, I’m looking forward to it. It’s leaving the familiar and comfortable and stepping into a new world that’s difficult.
But, embracing this new season does allow me the chance to look forward and see fantastic things in our future!
And I have to say there are a few perks to leaving the “baby years” behind. As bittersweet as it is to no longer have a baby in the house, it was very nice to travel part way across the country during our recent move and the only baby gear we had to pack was our lightweight stroller and my stash of carriers.