Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Take it Back--I Can Wait

I remember when Isabella was born and I marveled at how beautiful, tiny, innocent she was. She was a perfect human being--and I brought her into the world.

I remember always looking forward to that next milestone--holding up her head, rolling over, first tooth, crawling, talking, eating solids...I couldn't wait for her to hit each and every one of them.

Fast forward to yesterday. She got in for her 18 month check up and her ped couldn't believe that Isabella is now such a toddler. And it hit me.

I can wait for the next milestone. I want time to stand still...I want to remember everything. Every little thing.

Like how yesterday we were at the hospital and she stopped to softly touch the wall made out of small rocks.

How yesterday she took off her diaper and was running around naked shrieking with laughter.

How she takes everything in and has to know what everything is--"Sat? Sat?"

How she says momma--"Mamamamamama"....I never want to forget how that sounds.

How at every meal she tries to climb up on the table to eat no matter how many times we tell her no--the girl has determination, that's for sure.

I take it back. From the beginning when I said I can't wait.

Because I can. And I will.

16 comments:

Kristi said...

Awwww that is so sweet! I need to come visit you guys soon so that i get to spend some time with her at this age!

Loukia said...

Awww... so sweet... and I know, I want to wait too... sometimes I am also think it will be so much easier when they're older, but come on! The ages they are at rigth now are so precious and only last such a short time... I want to take it all in now and keep them young for a long time!

Krystyn said...

They grow up way too fast. I'm trying to savor it all, too!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

So sweet...time goes by too fast. I can hardly believe how fast. I wish I could remember so many moments with Carter forever because they are all so precious. I know there are just as many wonderful moments to come, but it would be so nice to freeze a moments in time!

Amanda said...

It's quite scarey how quickly the time flies by.
I remember when my twins were born ~ they will be 7 next week!
l,
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

You are so right Chelle. It all passes by so fast and we don't realize how precious those times are until they are much older. I'm so glad you do realize it already!
Savor all of those moments you can.
love you all, gma

Clare said...

i love this post, i definitely was just like that!! i couldn't wait for him to do the next thing, crawl, walk, and now I just want time to stand still. such a good reminder!

a H.I.T. said...

What a cute post. Kids really do grow up quickly.

Elaine A. said...

Definitely, wait! : ) What a sweet post...

Jill and Rick said...

So sweet. It's true - they (you) grow up waaaaaaaay too fast.

Love you all!

Lindsay said...

Such a great post.. I totally do that.. I need to sit back and enjoy where we are! Thanks for the reminder :-)

Anti-Supermom said...

I am exactly this way this week, Wyatt turns 2 on Sunday.

Please stop getting older, pretty please
:)

Jenny said...

it is so hard to believe how fast they grow up! i called will a toddler the other day and my husband said no he is still an infant! treasure every little moment with your precious little girl.

Allison R said...

This is perfect! I just asked Meg why she was in such a hurry to grow up. Her answer...because I can be.

Becks said...

So sweet and so true!! I feel the exact same way..slow down baby girls!! I wanted to say hello and let you know I was thinking about you and the next lil baby. I dont have much time these days to visit :( I hope you are feeling awesome!! Give that sweetie Isabella hugs from Sophia and I!

Formerly Gracie said...

I think about this very thing a lot, especially with another one on the way. I just want to savor every moment that I have with my son before I have to split my time between two.