A little while back, I shared a little bit about Judah being a mama’s boy and all of that mushy stuff. While he’s still very much my little shadow, he’s grown up in just the past few weeks. He has become quite the adventurous little daredevil and a more of daddy’s boy.
Not only does he say “dada” nearly every time he steals my phone, but he’s been pulling himself up into a standing position and “furniture walking” for maybe two months now and has started standing unassisted fairly recently. This is all super exciting, but within a one week span, he fell headfirst off of our porch swing onto concrete, backwards onto a car for his first official cut and face first into the entertainment center which caused a nice bloody lip and cheek bruise. He handled each fall like a champ. I had some “mommy time” and cried nearly every time. Obviously, this all hurt me more than it hurt him.
I called the doctor after the swing incident just to make sure he was okay and every time I’ve told someone about each spill (expecting them to accuse me of neglecting my child), I’ve been given the “oh, you just wait.” Apparently, after the 10th or so time, these big spills will be the norm and I won’t be such a nervous wreck.
My heart breaks every time I see him take a spill and I want nothing more than to fight his battles for him. However, I know I can’t. He won’t always be a baby and I can’t protect him from the world and all the wonderful disasters within it. These little spills are preparing him for the bigger things that are coming and in the process of seeing his tiny body grow and strengthen, I see myself getting stronger.
Oh yeah, and the winner of the Claret Vegan Handbag Giveaway was Krystle Anderson byway of her husband, Bradley’s comment! Congrats, Krystle- I messaged you for your address & I hope you & your little man enjoy the Marie Jeanne as much as we do!
PS: I swear I have some vegan recipes coming soon!