Thursday, September 30, 2010


This week I did a bit of organizing and packed away some of the clothes that Charlotte has already outgrown. Seriously, already?! How can she be outgrowing things already? Is this possible?

As I packed away those first little outfits that we dressed her in, the things she came home from the hospital in... a little part of me felt so sad. An unexpected pang to the heart. Because why be sad? Our little girl is healthy and thriving and perfect. And really, it's just clothes. Who cares, right? No biggie. But to put those tiny little things away knowing she is getting bigger each day, I want to slow it all down. I want to savor.

And I'm sure that all mom's feel this way, and I'm sure each new phase is welcomed with this happiness and sadness. Excitement for what is to come, and longing for time to pause.


But it has to be said...this phase she's in right now is pretty darn great. She is so alert and happy and engaged and when she sees me, she smiles. Her sturdy little head can support itself now, yet she fits perfectly in the crook of my arm resting on my shoulder.


I will rejoice in these precious moments.


Ailie said...

Oh goodness, Charlotte is soooo cute!! I'm just dying to meet her!

The Moore Family said...

Welcome to motherhood. . . it goes too fast!!!

Matt and Teresa said...

I know what you mean... Griffin is already 8 lbs. He is growing up too fast and he isn't even two weeks old yet.

Jaclyn Z. Reiss said...

OHHH!! I am already dreading packing up the itsy bitsy outfits and she isn't even here yet! I love this post - you look so gorgeous and happy, and that Charolotte - what a sweet, sweet babe! I wish I could come snuggle her!!

Mike and Kim said...

Ha! I love the picture of Max giving you a kiss! I already know what you mean, why can't they just stay one day old????