Life, milestones & unmissable moments

Life flashes before your eyes so quickly. Sometimes I wonder if we ever take a step back to realize what and who matters. Today has been one of those days for me. Emily hit quite a big milestone this week, she sat up, unaided all by herself for the first time. I was so excited for her, and proud at the same time. Then it dawned on me, shes actually growing up so fast. Where did my squidgy little newborn go?! It literally only seems like yesterday that she was born, and I was meeting her for the first time. Now she's napping in her cot by herself. Sitting up, and just generally getting bigger.

I haven't decorated Emily's bedroom yet, In preparation for this, I had to box up all the little bits and bobs. One of these things being Emily's moses basket. A wave of emotions just hit me, My pregnancy felt like it went on and on. Now just as quick as the blink of a eye 5 months have passed. I really miss my little baby, but at the same time I love the little person she has turned into. She is such a happy baby, always smiling, babbling away to her lampshade, or toys. I'm so grateful that we've got this far. I had a random conversations with my friend yesterday, she's Emily's godmother, and she has a 1 year old. He's walking and climbing on everything in sight, she said to me 'bet you can't wait till Emily can walk'. The thing is I can wait. I don't want it too pass by any faster then it already is. I like this age group that she is in at the moment, the smiles, and giggles. I don't want to miss any part of her growing up. If anything I want to slow it down. 

I guess we are all guilty of it at some point in our lives, we wish things would go faster. When I was a teenager, I couldn't wait to be a adult. Now it's the opposite way around, I wish I could go back, things were so much simpler when I was younger. What I'm trying to say is life is to short, people always wish for things to go faster. I'm guilty of it to, during pregnancy I wished it away because I just wanted to meet my gorgeous baby, but now I wish I took more time to enjoy it. I miss the kicks now, but then I didn't think I ever would miss them. So far I'm enjoying every little moment, achievement and milestone. I don't want to miss a single thing, I love sitting with my little girl and watching her grow. She's like a little sponge, She absorbes everything. I love the concentration face she pulls, or the smile when she does something new. I wish I could slow time down, I take a million pictures of Emily daily, so many that I had to buy more storage on my cloud just so that I don't miss something or loose those precious pictures. It is impossible not to be proud of your child, something that may seem so insignificant to others means the world to you as a parent. I want to live in the moment and treasure every little thing, I love the way Emily wants and needs me. She still wants mummy cuddles. I intend to enjoy them and get as many as I can, because before I know it she will be a independent toddler who doesn't need mummy's help anymore. I'm going to enjoy the sleepless night, because they won't last forever and one day I will wish for the day Emily wanted to cuddle with me. The crying for mummy's cuddles isn't so bad, she needs me and that's all that matters. I want to remember everything. No matter how big you get, or how independ you become, you will always be my baby girl. Nothing will change that. So this is my promise to you..

Emily, 
I promise never to rush you or encourage you to do something your not ready for. I promise not to try and make you walk or talk before your ready. I will enjoy those babbles for as long as I can get them. I will do everything I can to protect you. I promise I will always be proud of you, when you need a shoulder to cry on, or a mummy cuddle I will be there. I promise to never take time with you for granted, and I will always support you in the things you want to do. Whatever direction life takes you when your older, I wish you happiness. After all, I will always be there for you. I love you, always and I'll never let you forget it. I'm sorry if I embarrass you, just remember it's because I'm proud that your my daughter. 
Lots of love, Mummy x

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  1. Beautiful post, and your letter to Emily is truly heart warming made me go all fuzzy inside. Lots of love Lorraine xxx

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  2. Such a lovely letter to your daughter. Yesterday my little girl laughed so much we were both crying with laughter, and then it hit me she was indeed growing up rather quickly. She is 5 months next week and I know the next stage will be her sitting up. I'm constantly trying to capture moments to send to my husband at work so he doesn't miss out. :-)

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  3. Great post Steph. It does seem to be going by so quickly doesn't it! x

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    1. Thank you, and far to fast. In 2 days Emily will be 6 months! x

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  4. This is lovely. I'm the same as you, I appreciate Osian at the stage he's at and never think 'I can't wait until he does this'. I knew if I did that it would go be even faster than it already does. He's now 16 months and I can't believe how independent he hiss and all the things he can do, but fortunately he still loves to give his Mummy kisses and cuddles :) xx

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    1. Thank you, don't get me wrong, i do look forward to the times when i can have a full conversation with her, but I'm really enjoying her as she is at this stage. Thank you for stopping by x

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  5. Lovely post, it all does go so so quick its scary! And sometimes I find myself wishing things away and when we are looking forward to things I wish weeks away. Something that you should not do as they just change every day!! Thanks so much for linking up hope to see you again tomorrow!! #MummyMonday xx

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    1. I think we are all guilty of wishing things away, sometimes its nice just to enjoy the moment! Thank you for stopping by. x

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