Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Taking in the Moment

My baby girl has gotten herself a little cold again (the 1,232,546,757 this year).  During the day she is fine, maybe a little fussy because she needs her nose wiped.  But at night is when the baby bear comes out.  About an hour after we put her down she wakes up screaming.  I totally understand - the girl can't breath out of her nose and all she wants is her paci, which she spits out right away because all she can do is mouth breath. 

Last night I rocked her for a long time.  I sat in our rocker with that baby on my chest and watched her sleep.  I smelled her clean soft hair, I felt that hair tickle my face, I stroked her chubby cheeks, held her little hand.

I sat there remembering when she was a tiny tator tot, it seemed so long ago but it has only been a few short months.  My baby is growing so fast.  Sitting there rocking her last night made time stand still.  It made me never want to let that moment go.  It reminded me of a quote about moments from The Anderson Crew  "and this is why i love photography.  it's a chance to capture a moment that moves my heart, but that i will forget way too soon." How I wish I had a camera at that moment.  This quote also makes me feel so much better about the hundreds of photos I take each month, I am just capturing moments that move my heart and will forget too soon. 

Don't grow too fast baby girl... I want to remember every moment.



  1. Hi there- stopping by from the blog hop! Your daughter is adorable! Time flies too fast- My little one is 2!! How on earth did that happen!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I know! My niece just turned 7 and that completely blows my mind. Next thing I know my baby girl will be moving out of the house!

  2. your little one is adorable. mine is 10 months old and i'm starting to plan his 1 year birthday party and i'm like whaaaaat?! my baby is growing up too fast! and i agree with you on the picture taking thing. i find myself often looking back on newborn photos just to refresh my memory.

    new follower via the blog hop :)

    1. I totally do that too! I am too starting to plan her birthday - it is so fun! I wish I could just do it all, but for a 1st birthday it may be a little much! Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hi Holly,

    I'm stopping by from the Aloha blog hop.

    First, let me say that your daughter is adorable!

    I know how you feel with the sick kiddos. It's so sad when you see them suffering and you can do nothing about it. (And it's a bit sad when no one gets any sleep lol.)

    My youngest (3 months) isn't sick, but I had a similar experience just yesterday. I was sitting there holding her after nursing her to sleep, and I wanted time to stand still. I wanted to lay there with her draped over my shoulder forever.

    The time is so very fleeting.

    Anyway, I enjoyed reading your post. My favorites are the ones that make me appreciate life a little bit more, and yours did just that.

    Have a nice weekend!

    1. It's kind of bittersweet isn't it... Sick babies are the worst - especially when they are teething on top of it. I wish I could just take away the pain. Your kiddos are adorable! Thanks for stopping by!