Right after I became a mother I began my quest of meeting other new moms in my area. I lucked out early in my search and met other mommy, Michelle and her daughter Georgia at a Gymboree class when the girls were about 12 weeks old. We hit it off from the start and continued to get together until I moved away from LA a year ago.
We have kept in contact and compared notes on the girls’ developments throughout this past year, despite not having the chance to get together face to face. So when Michelle informed me that they were coming to SF to visit I was so excited to get the girls together again.
The last time the girls saw each other, they weren’t even walking. Hell, Sadie wasn’t even crawling! So seeing them interact now as big kids was so much fun. Not that they remembered each other, but they really did enjoy their shared playtime. A year may not be such a significant chunk of time to an adult, but to a baby it is literally a lifetime. And it is just wonderful to see how much has changed and how vastly different even babies can be right from the start. Georgia and Sadie were born literally days apart from each other but have completely different skill sets, abilities, likes, dislikes and personality traits.
This parenting thing never ceases to amaze me. Watching a person grow from nothing and turn into fully functioning human is the most interesting and jaw dropping experience in the world. I swear, even if Sadie someday becomes an Olympian, I will be sitting up in the bleachers watching her in amazement thinking, I can’t believe she is walking. For me, even the smallest of a milestone is cause for celebration. Every step of it is pure magic.