Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The moment I realized they're not babies

I think I've lived the past 3 years in complete denial.

I've always known that our family was complete the minute Em was born.  I figured I'd get baby fever down the line but know it was just an itch, not an actual desire or need.  Most of that had to do with pregnancies being so hard for me.  Having a high risk pregnancy can take a toll on you.  But I knew that I had my boy and girl and that we were complete.

Never in a million years did I think time would fly by so quickly.  There I was, holding my sweet baby girl, knowing that she depended on her Momma for every single thing.  And in a blink of an eye, that same baby girl is off to PreK, getting dressed all by herself, and trading in her crib for a big girl bed.  And not like a toddler bed.  A real bed.  With twin size sheets and a bedspread.  The same bedspread that I went head to head with said 3 year old in the middle of Target.  Needless to say, the bedding set she has was the one we compromised on.  Standing in the aisle was definitely the start of this big epiphany that my baby girl isn't a baby anymore.

Her sweet nursery looked like this:
And now there's barely a sign of the baby that used to sleep in this room.  I had to leave up the butterflies because I couldn't part with everything.  Now it's truly a little girl's room:

It hit me, as the Hubs and I were rearranging Em's room, that my kids aren't babies anymore.  I don't know when that happened.  No matter how much I wish them to be little babies, they just aren't.  They're turning into the people they're meant to be. They have personalities, strong ones at that.  They are making a name for themselves in the world. And all I can do is sit back, enjoy the ride, and pray that I'm doing everything I can for them to become great people.  That's a hard moment for any Momma but a proud one.

My kids are my world.  Plain and simple.  And no matter how much they grow up, they'll always be my babies.


  1. I was actually thinking about this the other day.. right now all my friends are having/expecting or planning their first.. we are very much at the 'baby' stage. But we never really talk about what it'll be like when there's not babies but little kids.. I think it's just as exciting as the baby stage though!

  2. Love this!! My oldest is almost 14, so hard to believe. They do grow way too quickly.
    Her room is beautiful- definitely fit for a princess!

  3. Love what you have done with her big girl room! We are thinking of switching our 2 year old into her big girl bed before we have our 2nd baby in April. Hoping it goes smoothly! She is definitely coming into her own! :)

  4. What a transformation! You are right, that is the room of a little girl now! I already feel like time is passing too quickly, and I'm only 6 months in. I can't even fathom getting to 3 years just yet, but I know it will be here in a heartbeat. Your kids are sweethearts and they are lucky to have a mom like you!