Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Please pardon these hormones

It's just that soon my baby, my wee little baby, will be a year old. Actually, in 8 days, 3 hours, and 25 minutes, if you're counting. Which I am.

I don't know why it's hit me so hard this time, afterall I've been here before. I supposed because, barring something that was surgically severed growing back, she's it. The caboose. The last baby.

And I know it's a cliche, but I can't believe how fast this year went by, how quickly she grew and changed. It seems like just yesterday that her little newborn-squishy-face was happily snuggled against me.

I know this is all sentimental and indulgent, but I wanted to get it out of my system before her actual birthday. That day I want to spend looking forward to the wonderful, amazing things I know she'll do in this life, and knowing what a privilege it is to be part of her journey.






7 comments:

Court said...

Oh no you di'int post all those cute pics and remind me of what this month brings. Now I'm all teary for you and myself. Stupid hormones. She is such a doll! Enjoy her B-day!!

Sandi said...

Awww! Happy almost birthday! My middle son starts Kindergarten this year and I know I'm going to have a meltdown.

Jen said...

Wow, she's beautiful. I just had to comment because I'm in the same boat. My Maggie will be 1 in 12 days and 12 hours and I'm a bit torn up about it.

Becky said...

A month from today, my caboose baby will turn 1 year old, too. As wonderful as it is to see the person she's becoming, I am so sad to close that chapter in our lives.

But back to your post - what a cutie! I love seeing progression pictures. It's amazing what a difference a year makes.

Trace said...

Adorable! What a bittersweet time. It doesn't get any easier with each kid, does it?

Happy early birthday, Elle. Slow down, little one, don't grow so fast.

Kate and Crew said...

Damn. That sentimental crap gets me everytime. Thanks for reminding me that MY last one will be three at his next birthday. Hmph. Now I'm all teary. Freakin' cute baby pics - that's for THAT.

Kelly from Almost Frugal said...

That baby is *awfully* cute. Too cute really! My last baby is only ten months old, so I'm not gonna go there on the hormones, feeling sad it's all over bit. Yet.