The Lion Stands

My baby is growing up right before my eyes.  Leo is standing. He can stand! Oh my goodness. He can stand. Breathe, Momma. Breathe. He stands everywhere he goes now. He started trying to stand last week.  By trying I mean I set him in front of the couch and he would hold on until he fell on his butt. On Friday he was pulling himself up on his own almost instantly. It wasn’t too long ago I was wondering when he was going to sit up on his own. Before I know it Leo will be a toddler. How will I ever keep up when he walks? I can barely keep up with him as it is!  Any suggestions on handling a walking baby would be greatly appreciated.

The Lion Stands

Speaking of Leo becoming a toddler: I’ve started to plan Leo’s birthday party. We’re going to do a Rubber Ducky theme! I’ve already began browsing Pinterest for ideas. Honestly, I don’t expect anyone to attend. My friends who said they were going to visit me after I had Leo has yet to meet him. These were also the same friends who said the would visit me while I was pregnant. Part of me realizes I shouldn’t worry about his first birthday because he more than likely won’t remember it. The other part of me really wants his first birthday to be extravagant. He is my Miracle Baby. He shouldn’t be here. I shouldn’t be here either, but that’s not the point!  The most important moment while I was in the hospital after the tornado was learning he was viable. I want to celebrate my son with the world. In the end I won’t be too heartbroken if no one decides to come. I won’t lie and say that I’m alright with it. Other than family & friends I’ll be sending out invitations to the reporters who have interviewed me, the fire department that saved our lives, and the people who helped us get back on our feet.

My little man is changing so much. I wish we had a “keep my baby a baby forever” button.

About Desiree Morris

Desiree Morris is a stay at home mom, brand advocate, and blogger. She is one of thousands affected by the devastating EF5 Tornado in Joplin, MO. Now residing back in Kansas, Desiree dabbles in a variety of topics.


  1. I have had a few friends abandon me since I gave birth in February. Going to lunch without me and posting on facebook, almost to rub it in. (?) Sure, my life has changed…but I still eat lunch. lol Hang in there, I hope planning the party is fun and the actual party is excellent! We would come if we lived closer!

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