It shocked me- she just looks so "grown up" suddenly. I know, I know... I have these moments from time to time.
Then this morning I was fixing her hair and finally realized what's been "off" when I fix her hair recently. Standing behind her I can no longer look down and see the entire top of her head. The top of her head is probably about at my chin.
I tried to carry her up the stairs the other night when she fell asleep in the car on the way home. I realized it was probably my last time to ever do that. She's just too "big" now...and that's why I never complained about carrying her everywhere. I knew this day would come- the day I wouldn't be able to. 8 1/2 years isn't a bad track record.
She's eating off of "adult" plates now at dinner- (welcome to the struggle of your food running into each other). She is getting braces- already has the expander in.
To make things worse I also just realized that come December we will be half way done with elementary school.
How did this happen?