Thursday, November 6, 2008

Move

Lately I've really been obsessing over the fact that Kate is getting older and is no longer a baby.

I hate it.

I mean, I love the fact that she's learning so many new words and doing so many new things. I am so proud of her and it thrills me so much to see her learning and growing, but it also makes me so very sad at the same time because I know she'll never be this little again.

I remember when I brought her home from the hospital everyone told me to 'enjoy it' and 'they don't stay little for long'. I completely blew it off at the time, but it was true.

Time has indeed flown by.

Matt and I always say, "We want you to stay yittle, Yittle" (as in 'little', only pronounced with a 'y' sound instead of the 'l' sound). One of her many (and I do mean many) nicknames is Yittle.

Yea, I know what you may be thinking and I do remember when I was pregnant that people told me not to talk to your baby in baby voices and to talk to them in a regular adult voice. Well, we didn't. It's not as fun that way. Plus, she likes it.

She's really been anxious to learn how to use a fork and spoon to feed herself. She's a big do-it-yourselfer. We've just started working on it, and tonight she got it. And guess who had a blame tear rolling down her cheek?! Get a grip, Hollie! It was the look of determination and sheer joy on her face that got me. I, of course, had on my proud face just like she did, only hers was way cuter.

It's weird that I can be so happy for her and yet so sad about her growing up at the same time.

I love hearing her try to say new words. I love her voice. I love the sound of it and how it already sounds a little country.

Tonight when I put her in bed and leaned down to hug her tight, I didn't want to let go. I just kept holding on and saying, "Hug Mommy".

She looked at me and through her pacifier said, "Mooove".


Thanks for slapping Mommy back to reality, Kate.





27 comments:

Rebecca Taylor said...

What a sweet post!

sal gal said...

i wuv yittle baby bica!

Life at the White House said...

so sweet.............and the end so funny!

Katie Lake said...

your post are so real! i love that!

as for the baby talking thing...who cares what others think! when i was 8 my parents finally yelled at me and said "stop talking in a baby voice. you're 8 for crying out loud!" and now at the age of 24, my two closest friends and i talk in as many abnormal voices as we can squeeze into a conversation. and it's hilarious!

The Pink Owl said...

My nephews are growing up so fast and it makes me sad too. I told my 3 year old nephew to "stop growing" a while back. He just looked at me and said "but Kwissy, I have to gwow big." When I asked him why, he said "so I can weach tings."

Oh. Ok, then.

;o)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Oh that sounds exactly like me, just a hug a little longer, and he says, dunnn! but it's so cute! and I completely agree! And remember I cried watching BabyBoy so intently watch (and mimic the kids on) Barney for the first time!

TheVanzants said...

Baby talk is WAY cuter! I didnt listen to that advice either :)

Kate is too funny! You're a GREAT mommy and I love reading your posts to see what I have to look forward to - no matter how fast or slow it gets here! Love ya!

Lianna Knight said...

AHHHHH....such a sweet post! That daughter of yours sure is HILARIOUS!! I wonder where she gets that?!?!?

Rebecca Jo said...

Time flies sooooo fast with little ones.

Rachel said...

Like mother, like daughter...yall are going to have so much fun as she grows up...it is tough but you have sooooo much to look forward to!!

Candice said...

Awwww it's so true they grow way to fast. You guys are just too sweet :)

Cathy said...

Yes, time flies. I have a 13 year old, 2 year old and 8 month old. What a joy to see them learn new things! Makes me want to have more....nah, I'm good! :o)

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

so sweet and such a little cutie too!

Faith said...

That is so sweet! I love the end of the story. So funny!

Jennifer said...

I don't have any babies yet, but I hope the time goes as slowly as possible so I can enjoy every moment.

I'm sure there will be so much to enjoy as she grows up. Thanks for sharing your heart. You're a great mom!

Trina said...

Love it! :)

Marcy said...

Awwwwhhhh how sweet. I STILL have a tendency treat my (almost) 3 y.o. like a baby (YIKES). I guess since she's my last I want to hold on as long as I can :P

KBO said...

Hey...It is Kerri...I didn't feel like signing in...NE WAY!
I can so realate!!! Man...time flies:-)

Lane said...

I actually teared up at this post! I feel the same way about Sterling! It is so exciting to see them doing new things but at the SAME TIME you feel sad because that just means they are never going to have to learn that same thing again. They really do grow up way too fast! Thanks for sharing!

Danica said...

This made me laugh so hard.. Especially at the end! :)

Jenni Jiggety said...

These darn kids with their independent thoughts!

That was sweet!

The wife said...

How sweet! I'll ask Babygirl if she's my baby and she'll tell me, "I not a baby". I've often wondered why they are little for such a short amount of time and adults for so long!

N.M.B. said...

So what this means is....you and m to the izza need to have another one! because y'all make a darn cute baby. more the reason to have more!!

Kristy said...

That is where I am with Kinley. (sob) Keira's life has flown by sooooo fast, and so I am trying to enjoy this with Kin. It makes me sad too, when she does things, but I am ready for potty-training to be over. Why can't she be a sweet little baby that poops in the potty??

morewineplease said...

LOL!! That is too funny... it was such a sweet post and then "MOVE"..
so weird reading this,I was just listening to my 3 year old tonight thinking how much I love her little voice, and I better enjoy it!

Southern Sugar said...

It really does go by so fast. You turn around and they are 21. You are right to cherish those moments, even if you leave reality for a bit. Too cute!

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Yup! I know just how you feel. I couldn't have said it any better! I get all sentimental at times, especially when I go to put Avery to bed. He slaps me back to reality a lot! :)