Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Time Flies

I can't believe that our little Baby Bug is already 3 months old! Then again, I have a hard time believing that Monkeypants is going on FIVE. The thought of my babies getting so big makes me proud-but also a little ill.

This morning Monkeypants crawled in bed with me and snuggled up and fell asleep. He hasn't actually slept next to me since the last time he was sick, over a year ago. Normally, he will come in and play with me until I am fully awake, but the sleepy snuggles are now so rare and precious. He curled up against me just like he did when he was a little baby (well, except the nursing part-HA!) and it was so sweet I just breathed in his little boy smell so that I could remember it forever...the way I remember his baby smell so clearly.

And our little Bug is changing every single day. Today she was playing with one of her toys for the very first time. Actually playing. Her eyes were so bright as her little hands reached to grab Hedgie's nose and shove it into her little gummy mouth, and she laughed as the little beans made a jingling noise. Her little laugh is so pure and beautiful. Absolutely untinted happiness, and it melts my heart just to think about it. Yesterday she couldn't play with toys, a week ago she couldn't laugh, two months ago she didn't really smile, three months ago she wasn't even born. I think of all the things that will change in the next days, weeks, months, and years to come and I already miss her babyhood a little.

Times just goes way too fast. Before I know it my babies will be teenagers, and someday adults with children of their own. It makes me want to take every tiny moment with them and save it in a bottle to pull out when they're off living their lives on their own someday. I am so blessed to be a mommy, especially to my bright happy little babies, that sometimes I am just overwhelmed with happiness and love for them and I know that this-wifeness and motherhood-and they-my husband who gives me children and our sweet little babies-are the whole reason that I was born.


Suzie said...

I feel the same way and I've been thinking about that a lot lately. You post gave me shivers and made me a little sad too.

Becoming Me said...

What a sweet post.

Erin said...

You know, I was holding my neighbors little baby girl this afternoon and she slept on my shoulder for the better part of an hour. All the little noises she made and her little movements made me all nostalgic and remember why I loved having my babies. Some days it's hard to remember, but that pure innocence just brought it all rushing back and I almost got all teary eyed. That was a beautiful post!

Genny said...

It does go by too fast! Way too fast.

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