As we sang Happy Birthday and she blew out the candle (well, actually daddy did that for her), the realization that I am no longer in the newborn infant stage hit me. While I don’t miss the severe sleep deprivation and physical adjustments of having a newborn, I miss that moment when you put your eyes on your baby for the first time. I miss breastfeeding, which is also the last time I’ll ever have big boobs. I miss newborn diapers, the ugly hospital caps (where do they get those things anyway), and all the “first” experiences.
Today was a reminder that time doesn’t wait for me to embrace and appreciate the journey. It just moves on whether I choose to enjoy it or not. No matter what, I’m going to try my best to savor every moment of my children’s lives.
Happy Birthday Faith. Mommy loves you!