Monday, June 02, 2008

The Boss Grows Into Her Role

The Boss at 4 days old

When I wasn't looking--maybe it was while I was busy transitioning Topher from womb to delivery room--The Boss turned solid and grew long legs.

She's been a baby her whole life. That's only two years and ten months, but it's what I'm accustomed to. She started out small--a round repository of fat cells beneath pale skin--and grew so stealthily that I failed to notice when muscle moved in and her face colored with the blush of ideas. Until her brother came along in comparison, I couldn't see how much she'd grown.
The other day, I was folding a mass of laundry that had been piling up in the wake of Topher's arrival and subsequent hospitalization. After stacking romper after romper, onesie after onesie, I pulled a pair of The Boss's pants from the bin. The jean material seemed voluminous. I looked at the tag. They were 2T, a size that I knew--conceptually, anyway--was actually a bit too small for her. Emotionally, I still didn't get it. As I put them aside to be packed away with all the other outfits-turned-artifacts, I puzzled over the discrepancy.

When did she grow into them?

And just when did she grow out?

The Boss 4 days ago


Life As I Know It said...

It goes by in a blink of an eye, huh?
She is a cutie!

Jene said...

she is super cute. i can't wait to see her (and the rest of you too, of cours). :-)

slouching mom said...

she DOES look like a big girl now!

Heather said...

I think they do it overnight.

She is a beauty.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

OMG, what happened to that little toddler I met at the NE Mamas luncheon?? She's such an adorable big girl now!

Jen said...

What a cutie!

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness, she is beautiful. I can't believe how grown up!

zellmer said...

Oy! I know what you mean. It seems like yesterday my 2 year old had that bloated baby belly, and now she has that flat girl stomach and those sharp shoulder blades. And long legs. And that I'm-not-a-baby-anymore-I-can-put-on-my-own -Pull-up attitude.
It gives me whip lash, the growing up too fast.

Lauren said...

Oh baby girl, you are getting SO big!