Friday, March 1, 2013

One week

One week. Seven days. 168 hours. It's truly not very long when you think about it. Usually I find myself wishing weeks away, looking forward to a big event or the next season. However for the past year I've wished all my time would slow down. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that there would be a time that I would benefit from time slowing down, or even pausing. Not pausing forever, but pausing for a moment. The special ones, the ones that deserve to be relived. Motherhood changes everything though. Now I stall all my time, instead of wish it away. This week in particular I wish would pause. Just be one long week of perfection. Where my baby is still a tiny baby, because really and truly that is all that I want. For my baby to remain my baby.

How has a year even passed. How am I one week out from my baby girl turning one years old? I honestly dont even have the words yet.

Today was a beautiful day. We laughed and sang, we danced, we snuggled, and were goofy. It was a perfect day for me. It ended with my tiny girl in footie pajamas snuggling me in bed. I wouldnt change anything about today. I loved it, I embraced it.

The problem, is that at the end of this week I will have a toddler. My baby girl will turn o.n.e. And honestly I don't know how thats possible. I know I just need to enjoy these last few days, and trust me, I will. Theres no doubt there.

In the end, I just want to do right by her. She won't remember this time. She'll remember what I said about this time, how I documented this time, what we did with this time. So I make a vow, that the next week will be nothing short of fabulous. Your last week as a baby will be wonderful, even with mommy's tears.

I love you so much Brooklyn Grace. I can't wait to see what next year has in store for you.



  1. Seriously so sweet. I could not agree more, especially the month of his birthday I am thinking of all the last milestones of that year, truly bittersweet :)

  2. March 10 for Evita... I know exactly what you're going through. :(

  3. Just cherish every day - time goes far to fast (my babies are now 7 and 11).

    Kate x

  4. Eeeeek! I just got done posting something similar to this, but not in regards to NK (whose first birthday is March 10th, just a few days after Brooklyn's)... but instead in regards to my son, who will soon be turning 3. As cliche as it sounds, time definitely does fly by way too fast! This was such a sweet, precious post! So glad I came across it after bawling my eyes out for similar reasons :)

  5. Awe, you made me cry! It truly goes by way too fast! Enjoy every single minute, as I know you do!

  6. THis is a beautiful post - you'll have to share that with her when she's older :)

    The Hartungs Blog

  7. This is such a cute reflections and I CAN NOT believe she is going to be one next week, eek!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  8. What a gorgeous name Brooklyn Grace! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Cute pic!



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