Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nine Months? Well, Almost...


No, I am not pregnant! I've had dreams lately where I am pregnant--pretty sure it's from thinking of my sister and sister-in-law {who is due any day with another little girl!}. Don't freak out on me, friends. No baby number three {well, yet anyway *wink*}.

I'm talking about my Madelyn. In a little over one week she will turn 9 months. That is 3/4's of a year old. Three quarters of a year old! Today I watching my little ham gobble up some birthday cake and ice cream--it was Leo's 33rd birthday today!--and I just sat there. Like a total Mommy snapping pictures. Soaking in all of these baby moments.

I mean, seriously. Eating cake and ice cream with her hands and it flying everywhere made my day. Her grunting and growling for more...Isabella laughing hysterically at her and then yelling for more herself...cake all over the place...her searching for more.

Then I flashed back to her earlier today. She pulled herself up to stand. She was standing at a tilt...but she was standing. She went from sitting to holding on for dear life and standing up. I was just secretly happy that this hadn't happened yet. I think I was grasping on and holding on to that moment where she isn't wanting to walk...or stand. Army crawling? Rocks her world--I'm telling you, she goes everywhere--fast as lightening, but it's still her Army crawl.

I just can't believe her 1st birthday is rapidly approaching. Time? Are you listening? Can you slow down just a tad bit? I just don't want to forget these days...these moments...at all.

25 comments:

Stacey said...

Those eyes! She's gonna be a heartbreaker one day ;) I bawled like a baby when my oldest turned a year old...it was going way too fast for me!

My Mercurial Nature said...

The time just flies, doesn't it?! It's crazy. And your little girl is a super cutie!

Carrie said...

It goes SO fast, doesn't it! I think kid #2 grows up so much faster than kid #1 :) She's a cutie!

Ali @ Mommie Life said...

Oh my goodness, she is absolutely gorgeous!! What a sweet little thing. And yes, time flies by far too quickly!! :)

Hattie said...

I'm right there w/ you. Time needs to slow down. It seems like in the blink of an eye Evan is 17 months. I didn't want him to learn, to walk or to talk. I just wanted him to stay a baby forever. I wish I could freeze this moment and keep it forever!

We live in a Zoo! said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. My baby girl is 10 months old. ;D

purseblogger said...

Time is not my friend. :( It's going too fast for my liking.
Your baby is so darn cute! Oh, look at those eyes. :)

Tracy(bookroomreviews) said...

What a doll! It goes so fast,I wish it would slow down too:)

Homesick Cajun said...

Aww she's precious honey!! I know what you mean about wishing you could slow down time! My son is almost 21 and all I can think is "Where in the hell did time go? And where the hell was I?" Lol... I miss the days when he was as young as yours!

The Mommyologist said...

It all goes WAY too fast!!! I still can't believe my little guy is 4! Savor those baby days.

Nikki said...

She is precious!! And when you talk to "time" will you please let it know to stop over at my house and slow some things down there too!!!
I'm like you too....I can't wait for her to start with the many milestones but secretly, I don't want her to!

Kmama said...

I spent Buddy's infancy wishing he would do the next thing on the milestone list as quickly as possible. And then I spent Buster's infancy wishing everything would just. slow. down.

Buddy was slow/behind with everything and Buster had six teeth and was crawling (fast!) at 6 months. It was insane. I really wish I would have enjoyed Buddy's infancy more, and cherished the stages he was at, rather than being so excited for the next one.

Madelyn is adorable!

KLZ said...

Your babe is adorable! Keep making more....I'm all for #3.

Heather said...

She is so beautiful. And time does go by to fast. I have had a few pregnancy dreams but I know that can't happen for me anymore.

Shell said...

Time does go by so quickly! My youngest is almost 2- how did that happen?

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

Haha :) Totally thought you were pregnant. Davis just turned 8 months and I don't know where the time went!

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Shannon said...

Just found your blog and am a new follower! Madelyn is precious. My Gillian Grace turned 9 months yesterday. Isn't this such a fun time? Happy almost 9 months to you and your lil' girl. Time flies doesn't it?

Danielle said...

I wish stopping time were that easy. Sigh. My baby will be 2 in 2 weeks. I'm sad.

amanda said...

i am sorry friend but i just don't believe this! nine months! for real?? when you find "time" and have your little chat - send him my way ok?

Lindsay said...

awww She is growing up way to fast! I feel like you just had her last month!

Kristin said...

Why does time have to go by so fast that first year?

Erin said...

Time flies so fast doesn't it. When is Maddie's birthday? Baby B's is July 28th... Maybe we should do a My Baby is turning 1 thing on our blogs together!

Krystyn said...

Already? It's just not right!

Here's to planning an awesome celebration.

Messy Mommy said...

Look at that dolly!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Working Mommy said...

I hear you lady!! The Babe is going to be 10 months on May 9th and I can't believe how fast time is going!! She has been sanding since 7 months - so I have been preparing myself for quite some time...she is going to be walking any day now...sads - she is growing too fast!!