Sweet Thomas Boy

20 Feb

The other day I realized that sweet Thomas boy is no longer a baby and at some point he has turned into a little boy. He is even asking for a kiss when he falls then continuing to play (this is one of my favorite milestones – when not every fall is the end of the world). Today he is 18 months old…I feel like that’s a big one. 18 months, I just can not believe it. I know people say this all of the time, but wow does time fly. I’ve always had mixed emotions on time moving so quickly when it comes to the kids. Thomas was a difficultish baby – he wanted to be held non-stop. For real, non-stop…he wouldn’t even nap without being held…which we let happen for an embarrassingly long-time. Somedays I felt like I held him all day long (I probably did). With these difficult days I would find myself daydreaming about him turning one, then two – so I could get something, anything done. Now that he’s getting much easier and more independent it makes me a little sad that my baby is a baby no more.

Though still quite the mama’s boy, he’s also funny and adventurous, often bordering on fearless – he is such a boy. Having Lila first and being a girl myself, I was surprised at how natural it is for a boy to be a boy. Thomas likes to throw everything, build and knock-down everything, wrestle & tackle,  turn anything into a car, truck or plane, & tooting is hilarious. As it turns out, boys are way different than girls, who knew. While I couldn’t wait for this little boy to “grow up”, I’m surprised how fast it’s happening.


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8 Responses to “Sweet Thomas Boy”

  1. chantellemcmillan February 20, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    I totally understand. I miss having a little boy in the house. My “little boy” is 14 now, 6 feet tall, shaving and in a few short months will be entering high school and (gasp!) driver’s ed. Enjoy these times you have with him and don’t ever regret the times you “held him too much”. You’re right, the time does fly, but I have no doubt that you are making the most of your time with both your kiddos! =)

  2. jassap February 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Li’l Thomas is 18 months (and one day) already?! It does fly by in a blink of an eye, doesn’t it? Love the photos of the little man. Is he still using/enjoying his teething necklace? I see them on lots of littles around town here.
    I giggled at this post, thinking of B…much of your description of boys applies to her. Though, she loves her tutus and dress-up as much as climbing/jumping and cars. 🙂

    • In Real Life February 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

      Lila is the same way…a guys gal if you will. But, Thomas takes it to a whole new level:)

  3. Sharon Irons February 22, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    You’re so right, Damanda!!!! Love the pictures and remembering the days when my boys were Mama’s boys.

  4. thefoodiefarmer March 6, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Thanks for checking out my blog, I really enjoy yours too! My little man is 3 and a half, and naturally inclined to the boyishness too. My daughter, at 17 months, is a drama-queen princess but loves to wrestle and rough-house with her brother.

  5. Ma March 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    I understand what you are saying… 100%! I also have one of each and I totally see the difference. I assumed my girl would be a tomboy because she always hangs out with her car-loving brother who is just 1.5 yrs older. She plays with the cars… but she also is crazy about pink and princesses with nobody steering her in that direction. I also would daydream about each baby turning one… but with my youngest being 14 months old… I suddenly want to stop time and take everything in as much as I possibly can. I’m LOVING these ages!!

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