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My "baby" is 18 today!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Country Heart, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    My "baby" girl is 18 today!

    Somehow it feels like a milestone. When my oldest turned 18 it was one thing, but now my baby...mothers can you relate?

  2. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yep. I can totally relate.
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Just wait until you discover you children are in the forties.
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    I am so proud of the young lady she has become...
    yet sad because her time with us is about to end, she'll be leaving for college within the year...
    yet excited that our empty nest time is almost here...

    I think it must be time to get more chickens [​IMG]
  5. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    I know exactly how you feel
    So very Pround and yet
    so very sad also, but to me
    no matter how old they get
    when I look at them I still see that
    little baby I brought home from the hospital.

    Tell her Happy Birthday!!!
  6. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Will do - her great grandpa was from Kentucky, born in a little log cabin.

    Yep, I can still see her just learning how to walk. She was so small and petite, she looked just like a doll.
  7. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    My baby is 19 and moved out when 18 came home a year later! My dd and her baby daddy and my grandson came back for a minute..I cant wait to have my empty nest and clean house back..lol..I will miss them lots but can see them anytime!

  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Happy Birthday "baby" .... my oldest baby is 24 and WON'T leave home.... youngest is 13....
  9. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    [​IMG] It's a mixed feeling I can totally relate.....I felt glad and sad on that same day!!!! Well I can totally relate.....

    If it helps you at all, studies say that humans don't totally develop all their decision making skills until late 20's.....so she may still need some mothering along the way.....

    Keep the ears open and the arms ready for a hug for her.

    Have a blessed day and congrats to the both of you!

    (Chickabator, I love how you put it, yes I still see the child from the hospital and all the childhood stories.....I continue to embarrass her with lots of them, I'm afraid).....
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Happy birthday to your baby and to you, you brought into the world and it's your celebration too! My baby will be 18 this month too,, the 23rd,, and he's at his Reserve weekend right now.

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