When you arrived, I cried,
No-matter how hard I tried,
Holding you tenderly I rejoiced,
What I thought was the end of waiting,
Turned out to be the beginning.
Wait and longing to see you smile,
To watch you sleep at peace all night,
Things didn’t seem to follow my plan,
But you gurgled and wiped my frown,
With your gentle smile & early sounds.
You practiced it to keep me happy,
Running chores from feeding to changing nappy,
Bath times were a little frantic,
Always made my pulse-rate erratic.
Then life took a happy turn,
When roll over was what you learned,
Sleeping on your tummy, learning to sit,
My happiness took a new shift.
You started sleeping better,
But I couldn’t stop worrying,no-matter,
Finally, you took reigns of freedom in your hand,
And crawled away to glory like ruler of the land.
You were here, you were there,
I was frantically chasing you everywhere,
When came the time to eat solid,
The family raced to feed you all it could.
I played the cop watching your diet,
Keeping you from eating all you might,
One fine day you woke to an itchy gum,
Through it your first teeth did come.
With fascination for mirrors & desire to grab the stars,
You crawled, stood and learnt to play with boxes & bars,
You waved, clapped & started to babble,
Showing me signs soon you’ll be ready to win hearts,
With your warmth, talk & charming demeanor.
Playing peek-a-boo, giggling, pointing at your small booties & hat.
Soon came the festive day,
It was your first birthday.
When others stood & started walking,
We were still having fun crawling,
Your grandparents worried what’s wrong,
I was sure, the time is yet to strike the gong.
All the worry & fear were futile,
I knew all along you were born agile,
Soon you walked & learnt to run,
That’s when started the real fun.
It was soon time for your fascination,
To the charming girl in your reflection,
You blew kisses, scribbled signs of love,
That’s when books touched you like true love.
Touching, watching, chewing books,
You learnt about your body, the veges & fruits,
You ran, jumped, ate and danced,
Chasing birds, bees and butterflies,
Painting yourself and your vision of life.
Time has flown,
You have grown,
Worries of the firsts now feel like a waste,
Growth happens at its own pace.
You took time to warm up,
Soon got steady, sped & caught up,
What I learnt from your milestones?
Everything happens only when the time comes.
Parents worry about their child’s milestones all the time. Comparing them with others and worrying to death. Little do we realize that those moments spent worrying are making us miss on our child’s precious moments. Every milestone is precious but it happens only when the child is prepared for it. Enjoy every moment, keeping worries at bay because our baby is getting older every day.
* This post is part of the April A to Z Challenge 2016. My theme is Parenting.
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