The past couple of weeks I have been sorting baby things getting ready to take everything we’re not using over to a huge sale that will be happening this weekend. It took hours of work to hang everything, make price tags, box it all up and then carry all of the boxes down to our car. No problem though, just getting rid of excess stuff we don’t need. No big deal right? …. wrong!
As I started carrying my items in to the sale last night I found myself choking back tears. All at once the realization hit me, that my babies are growing up. No more baby swing in our house. No more sweet little bouncer. Our exersaucer days are done. and I’m saying farewell to tiny little newborn onesies that I won’t ever need to use again
If you know me, you know that I’m not a huge fan of the baby stage. I love kid/toddler chaos, but babies are a bit more of a challenge for me, so I was not expecting these emotions as I was getting rid of our baby stuff. I wasn’t expecting to rush home and hug my baby girl a little tighter, and sniff her sweet-smelling baby hair a little more. I wasn’t expecting to gladly nurse her when she whimpered in the night, and to kiss those chubby little cheeks a few extra times before I laid her back her bed.
I wasn’t expecting it to be so hard to watch them grow up.
Everyday my heart is filled with joy as I watch Little Man learn new things, and play in new and imaginative ways. I love hearing him learn new words, and find new ways to communicate his thoughts. But he’s growing so fast! I want to pause the precious moments that we have together. To take a moment to savor it, because it is all passing me by too quickly.
The nights are still long, getting up so many times to feed my girl, or comfort her as her gums ache. Our days still start much sooner than I would like them too, and yes, I get worn out when the fussiness and the crankiness starts at around 5pm everyday.
It’s still as hard as it ever was. But I’m learning to love each moment more, as I see how quickly it all passes me by. My babies aren’t going to be babies for much longer. and while I am so excited for the future, to see who they will become, and what they will do, I cling to today with all that I have, because I don’t want to miss these moments along the way.
And while I’m getting sentimental I might as well tell you a few reasons why I love my hubby! linked up here: