Please stop moving so quickly. Relax, breath and take your time.
What’s your big rush?
A concerned friend,
This is exactly how I feel every morning when I wake up. It’s happening, whether I would like to slow it down or not. My Angelina is growing up. Six months this Saturday. Not only is time telling me that but so are her actions. She is actually, very comfortably sitting up on her own now. No propping required. It officially happened a little over two weeks ago and I think it just sunk in.
My baby that always needed me or daddy’s arm, lap, legs… To sit up, doesn’t need us anymore. She can do it on her own.
Numerous moms had told me that once children can sit up it gets easier. But I’m not too sure if that’s what I need, let alone want! The way I see it, she’s one step closer to being her own independent person. I know this may sound a bit premature but when you spend every waking moment with a tiny little person whose life you completely revolve around, whose life completely depends on you and vice versa, it’s a hard pill to swallow. Yes, she’s still a baby. No, she may not understand that the little things she just naturally so easily does (like her oh so perfect smile and her baby talk) make my life in those very moments feel absolutely perfect. It just honestly feels like it’s all moving too quickly. I guess it’s a good thing, but can’t I slow it down just a tad bit?!?!
She already has her own strong, don’t mess with me personality. But she also is a big mush ball that smiles and talks (well try’s to talk) to everyone. Including complete strangers. I know this might sound a bit crazy but that is exactly what I wanted in my child. A strong little women, who will constantly be making a positive difference in peoples lives effortlessly. That’s all I thought while she was in my belly, even if it’s a small difference… Understanding that it’s nothing less then life changing. Because I know that when she sees what she’s capable of and really understands it, she’ll be able to move mountains. I already see her doing that at grocery stores, the mall, the park, the bank… They may be more like bunny hills right now but she’s on the right track. Every time a complete stranger comes up to say hi to Angelina, she without fail gives them that heart warming, magical smile and I am so proud. She’s making a difference.
To the naked eye, it may look like my daughter is just sitting up on her own now but I see far more. She’s becoming her own little person. I knew that this would happen, but I was not prepared for how quick.
So my dear Angie, sit tall, sit proud, sit with confidence and know that even though you may not see it but you are a life changing little girl that is making a difference in this world. Whether it be big or small, I see it as life altering and I am so very proud of you.