Every couple of months I have to go through Cheeks’ clothes and “change them out”. I go through all of the clothes in that size and reminisce on all of the times she got to wear that adorable outift, or sport that cute onesie. I think about how peaceful and sweet she looked in those footsie pajamas, or realize hey, she only wore that one time! This past weekend, as I folded away her now too small clothes and traded them out for yet another set of bigger clothes, it hit me at how quickly my baby will be a toddler!
Cheeks is standing and crawling now, and walking isn’t too far behind. It won’t be much longer that she’ll be content to be snuggled against the warmth of my chest, circled by the strength of my arms. She’ll have bigger and more exciting adventures with her new found sense of mobility. For so long I was anticipating this moment – the moment that she wouldn’t need me so much so that I could rest and have my hands free to do something around the house. Now that moment has arrived – it is truly bittersweet. I realize how sad I am that she no longer fits in her bouncer and swings anymore, that her clothes are no longer teeny tiny, and that I am no longer the focus of her ever-expanding world.
There are different mother-daughter adventures to be had I know…but for now, I continue to savour those 5am wake up sessions where Cheeks and I turn to each with a hug, a kiss and a snuggle because my baby, is just not staying a baby for long! Savour the moments – each and every up-all-night one because when they say it’s over in the blink of eye – it’s TRUE!
Until next time…