Where has time gone?
My sweet newborn baby will be 7 months old in just a few short days.
7 months? Excuse me?
Wasn't it only a week ago that I was feeling her little toes tapping in my tummy?
You don't realize how precious moments are until they become a memory.
A moment is measured in seconds, minutes, days. . . .
24 hours in a day. 30 days in a month, give or take.
How many moments have I let slip away?
12 months in a year - 7 months that Amelia has been in this world = 5 months until another year of my life has passed.
21 years I have been living - 7 months of life changing moments = 20 years and 5 months of not knowing what life was about!
If I live to be 100 years old, I have now lived 21% of my life, and in that short period of time, I have learned and experienced so much!
From entering the world without a single idea of what to expect, to being a mother and thinking I have life figured out. . . well , I must be delusional. How can there be much more than this? This feeling of being so complete and having such a grand purpose in the world, is a new high. I can't imagine what the next 79% of my life will prove. It gives me a sense of ..... appreciation, for the wisdom held by those so much older than myself .
I am so unsure of what the future holds for us
What I am sure of, is that if I don't savor every moment, slow down and enjoy, listen, play, laugh, love . . . the years will pass me by faster than ever.
My little flower has 2 teeth. Those pearly whites just shine with each crooked grin.
I have never been in the presence of such a sweet and loving child. Such a beautiful little soul.
On another note, she is quite the HAM! She must always be the center of attention, ignoring everything else going on at the sight of a camera! And Lord help us if a man walks in the room! She is boy crazy! The goo-goo eyes have been perfected and she has made it quite clear she is out to steal hearts. She is her momma's child ; ) haha
We are almost crawling. She takes a step, flops down on her belly, and is back at it. I can't turn my back for a moment. She travels at a foot a second. . . . Lord knows I need energy to keep an eye on this one.
Hands are already full!
She is clapping her little hands more often than not, and her favorite expression is "oh!". When she see's something she likes or grabs her attention, it is all she can do to "oh, oh , ooohh" followed by a sweet smile! haha
The most precious thing I have ever seen, most like everything else she does.
After playing with her toys, she picks them up, one by one and places them in her box, all by herself! This will be a game we continue for years to come!
She reaches for Momma when she see's me and can stand up in her crib. . . . Sigh.
Disciplining a princess to sleep in her crib or self soothe when these two things, paired with a heart piercing cry occur, may be the hardest thing I have been faced with.
That may be why she still spends several hours a night in bed with me... Oy.
"Just let her cry it out" . . . . Yea. Not that easy.
What is most mind-boggling is , each of the new things she has learned, has literally happened almost instantaneously. Nothing leading up to them, she just .... does it. Slow down.
On that note. I'm going to go brew another pot of coffee.