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My DD turns one today!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Just curious if any other mamas felt like this as their DC turned one....I'm actually feeling weepy at times today and kind-of sad. It's been such an amazing year, full of wonder and surprise. We waited SO long to have a child and have planned on just one.<br><br>
Maybe that's it. I can see her turning the corner from infant to toddler while knowing, this is most likely the last time I will see this. She's been such a wonderful and "easy" baby and we're blessed with good health and abundance in our life. So, there is no reason (as I see it) to be sad at all.<br><br>
I was shopping and saw tiny baby clothes, which set me off.
 

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My dd will be 1 in a few weeks (I can't believe I just typed that!) and I know what you mean. We also are planning on her being an only child and I feel the same way about each new thing she does being the only time we'll experience it. I expect to be a weepy, blubbering mess on her birthday!
 

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Hi there! My ds turned one last month and it was very difficult for me. I had multiple m/c's before him and I don't know if we'll be able to have more so that made it tougher. I had to buy a baby shower gift for someone and looking at the tiny baby clothes made me weepy as well. It just really did go by too fast!
 

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I have a month and a half or so yet, but just reading your post made me weepy!! So yes, I believe I will also feel bittersweet about the 1 year mark.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Meeee tooo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My DD is 10 1/2 mo and I can't believe she's almost walking, she waves, she shakes her head no! I'm like, WAIT, you're just an infant, you can't do these things yet!! With my first baby I was actually glad when he reached a year... he was a more difficult infant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: to everything everyone has said. I also find as ds is getting closer to one that it feels like I am just coming out of a blurry dream. His first year went by so quickly that it's almost hard to remember. I can't believe he is almost walking and talking, that his movements and vocalizations are so purposeful. It seems impossible for a baby who just several months ago couldn't do anything at all. We don't know if we are going to have another child, so there is that bittersweetness, too, that this may have been the only time to experience these things, and they happened SO quickly.
 

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There is a little sadness for me with each of my kids birthdays . . . . but one is always the hardest. . . . . . .Bye Bye Baby . . . . .
 

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Ya HAD to get me all worked up again, hu? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> UGGH, my "baby" turned 1 last month...she's such a big girl. *sigh*
 

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I felt it, too. With kids, it goes so fast and there are so many mixed emotions. At the same time, I feel sorrow at the loss of the baby my son was, joy and pride at the toddler he is quickly becoming and the new things he does every day, and anticipation for when he is still older. It's easy to lose sight on the "now" when yesterday and tomorrow are both beautiful, too. I try to let myself enjoy the memories and miss my tiny baby, and look forward to the big boy he will be, while still trying VERY hard to enjoy him as he is right now.<br><br>
...although he is teething and a little under the weather today, so the "right now" isn't too fun today.
 
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