Almost Two

My Wyatt-Boy is almost two years old.

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There's been so much going on the last month, with Christmas and a new baby, that it has kind of snuck up on me.  I only have a few weeks left, and I will have a two year old.

Two years seems like a big deal.  Before two, you generally give your child's age in terms of months - 15 months, 18 months, 21 months.  But once they hit two?  They're just a two year old.  Or a two-and-a-half year old.  Or an almost-three-year old.

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And then before you know it they're three, then four, then five.  I can totally see how these years are going to start flying by!

But I can't think that far.  For now, I just need to hold my almost-two-year old.  

I need to remember all the sweet things he says - how I can understand so much of what he says now, how he's starting to speak in sentences - but also how sometimes he talks to me so seriously and I still can't quite figure out what he's saying.  

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I need to remember how he's getting so independent - how he scoots to the other end of the couch from where I'm sitting and looks so proud of himself for being a "big boy" - but also how he still gets upset sometimes when I leave him in the car with Derek or my mom while I run into the store.

I need to remember how he stretches his little arms out to grab the railing and tries so hard to walk up our (rather steep) stairs - but also how he still pauses at the top of the staircase, reaches his arms out, and says "up", because he'd still rather have me carry him down them.

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He's growing up.  But he's still just almost-two.  He's going to need me less and less, but for now, he still needs me.  

And while I'll encourage him to continue to be independent and learn new things, I'm going to hang onto the ways that he still wants my help too.  For as long as I can.
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Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Aww what a sweet post about Mr. Wyatt :)

The Clem Family said...

My boys just turned 4 and 2 this month so I completely get your feelings. Time goes by so fast and seems to go in warp speed with two. It is hard not to let the older child grow up faster! I totally baby my youngest and wonder how I ever thought Brody was so grown up at two. Guess being a big brother does that. Try to enjoy all of it...even the hard days with two!

Lindsey said...

It does seem to fly after they turn 2! Enjoy his sweet 2 birthday!

Emily said...

awww, i love that last picture! so sweet! :)

Meghan said...

I am right there with you with my little almost 2 year old. Just tell me you still have plenty of time to cuddle and spend with Wyatt now that Gwen joined your family, too. I'm getting so nervous about the transition to two and knowing that my love and attention will have to be split. :( Wyatt looks so cute in these pictures. He has such a sweet, little boy face!

Melanie said...

I know how you feel! I can't believe our kiddos are almost 2! Its crazy!!! He's so cute and looks like a little man more and more! I take in those cuddles too..they are precious! :-)

Paula @ Beauty Through Imperfection said...

so precious!!! happy almost birthday Wyatt!!! I remember writing about that surreal "almost two" feeling as well. It's so weird isn't it??? <3

Brittney said...

Love reading about your sweet boy's personality! You're right - time really does fly. I've always felt like pregnancy seems to last forever (esp. towards the end), then the minute our little ones are born time speeds up! Happy almost 2nd Birthday to your Wyatt. Two's a wonderful age - you're going to love it!:)

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