Saturday, September 8, 2012
the third is three!
obviously i've been expecting this day but now it's here and i don't know how to feel.
on one hand, i'm sad and nostalgic and weepy.
my little baby is growing up.
she's clearly NOT a baby anymore but a little girl.
i want to stroke her face while she nurses and treasure those late night feeds.
i want to dress my little baby girl up in teeny weeny dresses and sleepers.
i want to swaddle her and sing her a lullaby.
i want to never forget how she was when she was small, when she was young.
she's becoming a big girl... right before my eyes!
as most third kids do, she's getting into older things at a younger age on account of her big sisters.
which means her baby stage wasn't as long as the others' baby stages.
she wants to do everything her self and wants to do everything everyone else does.
no matter that she's now only three!
she loves life and lives it to the fullest.
she's a happy girl, laughs a lot, but she has a temper (what 3 year old doesn't?).
she's an affectionate girl, loves to give hugs and kisses and cuddles.
she talks a mile a minute about anything and everything.
my mom always says she's just like a little stephie.
i like hearing that.
she's my little sidekick!
so, no... she's not a baby anymore... but that doesn't mean i can't treasure this stage.
i can still love on her all i want... spoil her (she is my baby)... and thank God for who she is and who she's becoming.
and luckily... she still loves to have me sing her lullabys!
you're the blessing we didn't know we needed until you graced us with your presence!
may you always look to Jesus to guide and protect you!
we love you more than you know!