My baby is acting like such a big boy. I knew it was coming. After all, I’ve seen it three times before in my house. But for some reason, the milestones are hitting a little harder with Abe. I’ve had a baby for the better part of the last 12 years, and now I’m facing the reality of fewer snuggles, more independence and a completely different type of mothering. It’s a wonderful thing, but a change that I can’t believe I’m struggling with. I cherish every day and anticipate the future with great joy.