This has changed with the birth of my son. I am able to watch the time pass like clockwork - every new word, each step, new abilities, everything indicates that my son is getting older (and I am too). Today I celebrate my son's second birthday. We have kept it low-key, cupcakes at daycare have been the extent of the celebration today. Tomorrow I may take him to the Aquarium and when his grandmother comes to town we will have a family celebration.
It is so hard to believe how quickly the time has gone but I count every moment as precious(even the hectic ones and admit I am happy that his first public falling out episode occurred with grandma and not me!).