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Stop. Just Stop It.

Hi. Baby? YOU’RE BIG ENOUGH FOR YOUR NEEDS AT THE MOMENT. Stop growing.

No. Don’t you smile at me.

There’s no need for you to go getting so big, so fast.

Seriously, NO NEED.

Your sister was 10 months old when she weighed as much as you do at nearly 6 months.

It’s ridiculous.

There’s no competition over who can be the biggest, tallest baby the fastest. And by the time you get to college I’m willing to bet money the NBA won’t be around anymore. So all this extra height? Unnecessary.

You know what else?

I put a lot of thought and care into curating your adorable baby outfits while I was still pregnant. Not only have you completely bypassed the need for 6-9 month clothes, you’re already stretching the limits of most 12 month old clothes.

Did you know that you actually have more outgrown clothes packed away in boxes than you have in your drawers and closet? Today you wore a 12-18 month jumper. Sure we lost your paws a few times but with a simple roll of the sleeves it fit you perfectly.

Look. I waited 6 years for you and this whole baby phase is going by entirely too quickly. I realize there was a time that babies had to get all up and at ‘em for survivals sake but you don’t have to do that! I’ll wear you everyday until kindergarten and rock you to sleep every night until college if it means you’ll stay my baby for just a little while longer.

Just stay little. It’s really the best place to be. No worries, everyone fawns over you, I don’t have to use my mom voice and tell you to “Stop that!” or “Hands off!” You don’t want to have to make me use my mom voice do you?

I didn’t think so.

You’re good where you are. Stay this size for another year or so and I won’t complain. Promise.

You have your whole life to develop. Stay my baby for now.

Thanks.

Love, Mama.

(P.S. I swear, if you get teeth before Christmas? SANTA WILL NOT BE BRINGING YOU ANYTHING. *ehem*)

 

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