Sunday, April 13, 2008

She Learned to Walk While I Was Away

The title of this post says it all. Harry Chapin sang about it and now it has happened to me. Sam took her first steps this weekend. While I was in NYC. Today when I got home, she took about five steps from me to her dad. It was so exciting and, of course, all I could do was cry. I spend every day with her and she takes her first steps the weekend I leave for the first time?!

In other news, the weekend itself was great, but utterly exhausting. The work was intense, but I think I have some new and exciting work on the horizon. I don't want to jinx it, so I will not say anymore, but it was definitely an exciting weekend.

Being away from the baby was harder on Thursday than any of the other days. Once I was in NY, I was happy to see my friend and not have to get someone dressed besides myself. It was kind of nice to only have me to be responsible for. I cried a lot on Thurs, but that was kind of the end. And I only had once major bout of missing her yesterday when we were on the subway and there was a mom playing pat-a-cake with her little girl.

Meanwhile, back at the homestead, R was having a grand old time and actually has said I need to go away more often. We'll see. Maybe she will learn to drive next time?

I am spent, exhausted and drained, but very glad I did it.


Lis Garrett said...

That's the way it goes. When Hannah (my oldest) took her first steps, I was knocked out on pain killers having just been in a car accident. I vaguely recall through my medicated stupor watching a little person toddle across the livingroom, but I was too wiped out to really care.

Glad your trip was productive. :-)

Kristi said...

So glad you had a great time. Don't sweat missing the first steps. Believe me, there will be plenty more where that came from.

Editorgirl said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a great time.

halloweenlover said...

I think they do it to torment us, honestly. Gabe will be grumpy grumpy with me all day and then Josh comes home and he is a beam of sunshine with all smiles.

Congratulations on the new walker! She is such a big girl!