First things first..
Before I dive into the weekend, and everything that we did I thought I would post about baby D's biggest change this weekend. He became a full fledged walker ! Friday night something just clicked, and he descovered that he could do this thing called walking everyone had been raving about. In the hallway between Daddy's arms and Mine, and a bit of the toss the teddy game --he got it. He has been taking steps for about a month now, but not everyday, and really only when he felt like it. He would loose balance and land on his bum and go back to crawling. This weekend he learned a great life tool, when you get knocked down.. you get back up. He was off. The Frankinstein walk in full affect.
I can't believe it has been a year. I am one of those mom's I thought I would never be, wanting to cry over their kid's milestone. It is so bittersweet. I remember Demi Moore being interviewed once, saying the hardest thing of being a Mom is that the only time you have complete control over them is the 9 months they are inside you. From the day they are born it is a letting go process, and them finding their independant self. So true, and so hard.
Also a lot of pride. (expect lots of mushy post as we head to the 1st birthday milestone).