I had to go to the bathroom. I just could not ignore the body’s imperative. I lay her down in the crib, expecting her to wake and cry — if not immediately, within the first 5-10 minutes.

More than 20 minutes later, she remains asleep. I should be overjoyed that she’s napping in her crib, that I have the freedom to move about and do chores without having to interact with or carry her. So why am I a little sad?

When she first woke this morning, I came into her room to find her on her tummy, head up, leaning on her elbows, and cheerful. Since her first effort at rolling from back to tummy several days ago, she hadn’t done it since. And there she was! I was so happy for her, and I exclaimed how proud I was. My little girl is growing. Every day is different.

Explore posts in the same categories: Journal, Motherhood

One Comment on “Progression”

  1. Barbara Says:

    It’s strange how at each point when your child takes a step away from you and closer to independence it leaves us feeling a little sad. I experienced such a moment with my 7 year old daughter this past week when she had her first drop off playdate with a family from outside our circle of friends. She loved it and fit right in but it made me feel sad. Such is the way of motherhood. Enjoy all the special moments you have with your beautiful girl.