Thursday, August 27, 2009

Size DOES Matter...

Atleast right now anyway.
There are days that I wish I could transform Ben back into his infant self. Not because he was cuter, but because it would be SO much easier to care for him. My back would be much happier too. I look back at this picture and can't believe how big he has grown.
(and with our genes...we don't grow 'em small)
50lbs! That's how much he weighs now...50lbs with some serious STRETCH in his limbs. The doctors thought for sure his growth would be stunted. It hasn't. For the most part, I haven't minded. It's been fun watching him grow out of size after size knowing that I can still hold and carry him. Right now...I wouldn't mind a shrinking potion. Just temporarily. I ache to pick him up and hold him...but I can't. My heart says YES! But my body tells me "not yet". It's hard to wait. It's just not the same sitting next to him, holding his hand and kissing him on the cheek. I often tell him to be patient with me...because I have to be patient with myself. I know he's anxious, as am I.3 weeks Ben...3 more weeks.

9 comments:

Junior said...

Wow Ben is a big boy, Junior 70 lbs now so I know what you mean about the lifting.
Awww love the picture of him as a baby.

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

Hang in there momma! Your time to heal will come to an end and you will be blessed with some serious snuggles. :)

Emily B. said...

What a sweet little baby! Sometimes it would be nice to shrink them down again...I think about that a lot as I'm loading and unloading his not so light wheelchair in and out of the back of my van! 3 more weeks!

Jenny said...

OH!
That's such a CUTE picture!

Cindi said...

Beautiful baby, beautiful boy! (Beautiful Mom!)

April said...

Oh I really understand. It's so fun to see them grown, yet tender when we can't carry them around all day like we used to. I think they know that we always carry them in our hearts, even when we can't carry them in our arms for as long.
That pictures is PRICESLESS! I love you two!

LL said...

LOVE that picture!

Malinda said...

Love the picture! A lot of love will help one to grow.

shirlgirl said...

I'll bet he can't wait to be held by you as well. He is getting to be such a big boy, too.