"In all of living have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured!"
~ Gordon B. Hinckley

Friday, January 31, 2014

Getting Old

I wasn't planning to come out of my mini blogging break until February, but I don't want to forget this experience so I'm coming back one day early :)

Yesterday I took our little princess for her 4-week doctor's appointment. It was the first time I've gone anywhere with her on my own! Yikes! I definitely need to get some more upper body strength so hauling around the car seat and diaper bag isn't so horribly awkward! Despite the whole spitting up on both of us right as we were heading out the door, massive poopy diaper at the doctor's office (fortunately it didn't leak on her car seat, and she didn't need a change of clothes this time, although I was prepared just in case :), and other such joyous adventures, we were able to make it to her appointment only 2 minutes late, and made it back home again in one piece! I'm so proud of us :)

The part of yesterday that I really want to remember isn't my self-proclaimed victory though. While we were sitting in the waiting area, I saw another new mom holding a tiny sleeping newborn all swaddled up and everything, and I immediately missed when my baby girl was still that age. And then I immediately thought I was a little crazy! That was only a few weeks ago! And she's still basically the same size! How could I miss it already?! Plus she's just started sleeping for longer stretches and only waking up twice in the night to be fed, and I definitely don't miss the long sleepless nights we had to muck through to get here!

But, as crazy as it seems, I really did miss it as I watched that other mom and her baby. Maybe it's just the result of some of all the new mom hormones running rampant through my body. Whatever the cause, it was a good reminder of just how precious this time with my darling baby girl really is, and of how fast she'll grow up - even though the hours drag on so slowly sometimes. I'm so lucky I get to be a stay-at-home mom and spend all day with her :)

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