While I was on my bloggy break last week Hailey took her first steps. We've been trying to get her to do it for a little while. Brooke was really trying to help her to take those first steps and she finally did it! Hailey was quite proud of herself, although she fell over when we all started to cheer for her.
I was so excited to see Hailey enter this new stage but at the same time it made me a stop to think. Not that long ago we brought home this totally helpless little person from the hospital. We're watching her grow and develop. She wants to do things on her own and gets a little mad when someone tries to help her. She wants to be more independent. And that is what made me just a little sad.
We're teaching her to do things on her own so that she won't have to depend on us. So that she can grow up to be an adult who does not need her mommy to do stuff for her. I know it's a little ways off still. But, with each new step she takes towards her independence she takes a little piece of my heart with her.