the end of "months"

Before I had Lil J it would drive me mad whenever someone responded with "he's 17 months" instead of "he's 1 year and 5 months" whenever I asked how old their baby/toddler was.  I didn't understand why people liked to respond in months.  In fact, I still don't.  And I respond in "months" too.

I remember I would just stand there trying to calculate what 17 months meant in terms of years.  It's simple math but for a person who is not yet a parent or is not around children, it's like trying to figure out brain surgery!  So why did I carry on this practice?  Because it's amusing to me to see people look puzzled and try to figure out how old Lil J is when I respond in "months".

I know.  I'm devious.

But as it turns out, the closer Lil J gets to his 2nd birthday, the more I tend to forget how many "months" he is.  All I can remember is that he is almost two and all I can think about is his upcoming birthday party.

My baby is going to be TWO!!  Time flies...so fast.  Where did these first two years go?  I miss him being so small, yet he is still so small.  I miss his little cries, yet love when his big cries turn into hugs and kisses.  I miss his little diapers, yet I cannot wait until he is fully potty trained.  There are so many things Lil J did as a baby that I will miss but there are so many things to look forward to.  I can't wait!


  1. Before becoming a parent, I always laughed(probably because I was puzzled) at those who used the month system and I found myself doing the same thing. I especially chuckled when someone said their daughter or son was 24 or 36 months! Can we say 2 or 3 yrs. old!

  2. I know right? A dad told me today that his daughter was 25 months. I've noticed that the older the baby/toddler gets, the harder it is to think in months so eventually it wears off ;)