44 weeks and 2 days | Wave hello, wave goodbye…

Another new milestone in the life of my tiny boys!

In the last week, Cosmo has learnt to wave!! Initially it was probably just a fluke but, following my prolific praise, he quickly realised that there was a link between him, waving his little arm around and having his mama nearly prolapse with excitement and pride. We shout ‘waving!’ at him and he pumps his little arm up and down; it is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen.

Only equalled by his brother’s first wave yesterday afternoon!

I pulled up at a friend’s house and she came to help me unload the boot of all of their kit (travelling light is not an option these days and it often looks as though I’m going away for a whole weekend, rather than an afternoon out).

Upon opening the hatch, both babies could see us — as they’re still rear-facing — and she waved ‘hello’ at them. This prompted a furious arm-waving from The Cosmonaut, followed by the same from Bertie! We both fell about at how sweet they both looked and I told her that this was the first time I’d ever seen Bert wave back at anyone.

My friend — who happens to be Cosmo’s godmummy — was very impressed and went on to say that her boys hadn’t begun waving at such a young age. Regardless or not of whether that is true, to say I felt proud was an understatement! :)

The thought stuck me, as I was driving back home, that if my tiny sons are now waving hello, it won’t be very long at all that we will be waving goodbye to babyhood.

Once they start learning the little things — all of these magical ‘firsts’ — it will begin to escalate and, before we know it, their little brains will be full of understanding and new tricks.

There’s a part of me that feels a little bit sad about it. Almost as though I’m going to have to say goodbye to my babies… but equally there’s another part that is excited and humbled to have been given the opportunity to see these tiny little boys grow into men.

What a fantastic privilege.

Hello to a very bright future :)

 

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