the standard question

Today we had another house showing, so the three five of us (yep, we bring the cats out with us every time) went to get lunch.
Making our way through the Chipotle line, the manager sees Carter planted on Matt's hip, points out how awesome he is and asks his age.

Standard question, right? You hear it all the time. Normally we tell them, x-amount of months, and watch their faces as they calculate and compare the age to babies they might personally know. Except this time Matt doesn't answer, Eleven months. He answers, Almost a year.

Wait, what?

Shouldn't we have had a meeting about this answer before you were allowed to use it? Is he really almost a year?

Yes, he is. I'm freaked out. His age will be a celebration, but it's confusing to also feel so sad and panicky knowing I'll never see my grunty, squeaky, wiggly infant again.


  1. Isn't it soo crazy? Everytime Kingston hits another month I almost die!!

    I just have to say your little guy is soo precious! I love seeing pictures of him. He has such big expresive eyes and they melt me.

    Back to the age....

    Someone is going to have to sedate me when Kingston turns one!! I can totally see why people have their babies so close in age now because it just goes so so fast!!

  2. ps I grabbed your button and put it on my blog under "blogs we love"

  3. It makes me a little sad too thinking about my baby girl reaching one, It is an amazing milestone/achievement - but I have to admit I will miss her "babyness" - he is a mega cute baby boy and just be proud of the fabulous job your doing!!

  4. I feel the same way! Carter is really looking gown up now, He is so adorable, I love looking at photos of him.

  5. This literally made me cry. Ahhhh. The months literally fly. It's so bittersweet.

  6. Oh Meghann your words give me chills as my little guy is approaching his first birthday also! It is crazy huh? Everyone tells you "enjoy it, they grow fast" and its moments like these you really start to understand "gah, maybe they are right." I try so hard to cherish every moment.

  7. I know just how you feel. My 'baby boy' is turning 5 next Saturday. No longer a baby, a toddler or a preschooler, just my big boy!!! I dread the day my youngest isn't a baby anymore!

  8. My baby is 6 1/2 weeks old and It makes me cry to just imagine how quickly its going to fly by. The music really makes the sadness even more intense lol..good job! :oP