When we brought Lou home from the hospital we had our Amby Baby set up in our bedroom for her to sleep in. The Phi slept in it and now it would be Lou's bed while she slept in our room with us.
|Lou just a few days old!|
Lou has not slept in our room since she was probably about 6 months old. Yet the Amby still sits in our bedroom taking up way too much room for no reason at all. Lou barely fits in the thing anymore.
|Lou trying to crawl out of a hammock.|
After we had The Phi we knew we were not done having babies. We knew that we wanted at least one more. Now Joey and I are not sure if we will have any more kids. Right after Lou was born we were like 95% sure we were done. But now that Lou is practically a toddler, eats real food, drinks milk, sleeps through the night, that number has dropped to I would say 75%. Even if we decide to go for another one we have a hard time getting pregnant and it may not happen again.
And the idea of packing away the Amby is like packing away an era of our family history. When I see families with older kids, even adult kids I think about how at one point those families were just like us. New, young, just starting out with babies and little kids. Time seems to be moving faster and faster and before we know it this chapter of our family life will be over. No more babies crawling around, no more toys all over the floor, no more car seats and high chairs. No more sloppy kisses and baby babbling.
It seems like yesterday that The Phi was born and now she is 6 years old. In this same amount of time it will be 2016 and we will have an 11 year old and a 6 year old. I am a fairly intelligent, rational person but the sappy side of me hasn't let me pack away the Amby.