Friday, 9 July 2010

Baby and baby

Dolly and I spent the afternoon in the company of a newborn baby (NB) yesterday.

My baby is now almost 15 months old, and seeing the two babies together was a bit of a shock to me. In comparison, Dolly looked liked a little girl. She was there proudly donning her little shoes - she had properly started walking the day before and was so excited and proud of herself. She had food stains in her hair and down her top, and she was chirpily babbling in her chatter. Her favourite word is 'thank you', which at this stage obviously sounds nothing like thank you, and so her favourite thing to do is give various items to you and then take them back again just so that she can say it.

I was stunned at how Dolly was treating the newborn baby. She looked at NB in awe (in much the same way that she looks at rabbits and cats) and toddled over whilst I was holding and cooing over her, and gently stroked her bare leg with her sticky little mitt. Dolly then put a blanket over her and went off and came back with a pair of socks which she handed to NB and said the obligatory 'thank you'.

At home Dolly is the baby and is treated so, but in the company of another baby much younger than her, she suddenly and quite scarily seemed very very grown-up.

5 comments:

Chic Mama said...

Awww, it is scary isn't it...and a reminder of how quickly they grow up. :0( I wish it took double the time. We blink and we miss it.

Muddling Maisie Mummy said...

Can totally sympathise, Rose's gone from chubbly baby to little girl in the blink of an eye!
Everyone says how quickly the time goes, but it's sooooo true.

Cari Rosen said...

I agree - the time flies so quickly. Blink and my baby is 2. Not a baby any more. Makes you realise that you have to appreciate every day. PS - absolutely love the illustrations

Heather said...

Frightening isn't it? I remember bringing my 2nd baby home and when I left to go the the hospital my little girl at 2years old was still a baby but when we came back she seemed so grown up and BIG.

slummysinglemummy said...

I remember when Belle was three weeks old, going to a breastfeeding group and seeing a woman breatfeeding her ten month old. I was horrified! This other baby looked so massive to me, it was like she was feeding a ten YEAR old. I thought to myself at the time 'I am never going to breastfeed a baby THAT big'.

Two and a half years later....