Monday, July 26, 2010

Sweet 16

Today, Matty turned 16-months-old.

Tomorrow, Matty gets his first haircut.

Tonight, Mommy is wallowing in self pity.

For weeks now, I've been telling my husband that we need to get Matty's hair cut, and now the night before, I am second guessing it.

It has to be done; his hair is a mess all of the time, but I love my lil monkey with crazy hair!

I call him baby Matty, but everyday I see just how much of "big boy" he is becoming. Before I had him, I never realized how quickly the transition from baby to boy takes place; nonetheless, I still have those locks of hair that belonged to that baby! Well at least tonight I do; tomorrow, will I even recognize the face looking back at me as I tuck him in?

Of course I will, but I'm wallowing, remember?

I think Matty sensed my sadness.

He hadn't bothered with his singing/talking rocking horse for a few months. It sits in a corner in his bedroom and sometimes he pets it, but most days, he ignores it. Tonight though, we were playing and he suddenly walks over to the horse and drags him to the center of the room. Then he clumsily tries to climb on horsey's back and reaches for me to help him. I place him on and Matty just rocks and rocks. Only he doesn't quite grasp the concept of rocking forward and backward, so he rocks side to was such an awesome moment and affirmed that no matter how many "firsts" he goes through in life, he will always be my baby...


mamastecker said...

Debra you almost made me cry...Matty is growing up so fast, it's hard to believe how big he has gotten. Don't be sad though, for every great memory that you experience and put behind you a million are waiting to be made....:)))

Emily said...

Happy 16 months. Hang in there mama! It is a sad and happy moment all at the same time. Parenting is all about Roots and Wings, the roots are the easy part, it is the wings that get us everytime. Hugs! He will always be your baby.

Deb said...

Thanks guys :)

Maureen @ Cottage 960 said...

Yes, he will always be your baby. And he is adorable. I can hardly look at baby photos of my first born without crying. I miss him as a baby sooo much. He's 29 now. :) Continue to soak up all his babyness.

Survey Junkie said...

Hi Deb,
Thanks for linking & following for FMBT. Have a great week !!

FrugalMom said...

Hi there,
I’m stopping by from Follow Me Back Tuesday.

My little one just turned 1, and it really is an emotional affair for me, so I know what you mean.

FrugalMom from
Frugality Is Free

Deb said...

@Survey Junkie Thank you! Hope you have a great week too!

@FrugalMom Our hearts will never ever again be our own! They belong to our babies:) Thanks for following! I'm following you back.

Anonymous said...

AWW! He's a doll...I little guy is 3 and has only had one legit haircut...I just can't deal!

Here from FMBT returning your your blog!

Monica said...

New Follower from FMBT! What a cute little boy. Feel free to follow me back!

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Jacqueline said...

What a tender post. Just visiting from FMBT. So nice to meet you. Their first haircut is so traumatic for mama too. Come visit. I am having a giveaway to celebrate reaching 100 followers - a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.

Xenia said...

This brought tears to my eyes because I just looked over at my 19-month-old and my almost-4-year-old and wondered where the heck the time has gone. I hate admitting that everyone was right, but it's true, they do grow up so fast.

Good luck with the haircut and thanks so much for stopping by! :)

furygirl3132 said...

Hello! I am a new follower from Welcome Wednesday, so glad to have found your blog and I look forward to reading more. Have a wonderful day!


Sara said...

Hey! New follower from Welcome Wednesday.. just stopping by to say hi! It's so hard when your kids are growing up.. you just want them to stay little forever.. just remember...cherish the little things... because one day you'll miss them all...even the things that irritate you now!

Lisa said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from the WW!!! :) Reading about Matty brought tears to my eyes. They grow up too fast. So glad your taking the time to write these beautiful posts.

Hope you'll come visit me soon and follow back.
Lisa xoxo
Raising Future Leaders

Songberries said...

Sad and happy, great post!
Thanks for following me!
I'm following you now.

Aspiring Millionaire said...

16 months is awesome! If we had a boy my husband wanted to grow his hair (he's polynesian and it's common). My nephew is 4 and never had it cut. He will have a hair cutting ceremony at 5. It's a big deal for them.

You have a gorgeous boy!

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