It seems to travel faster than any year of your life. That first year is a tough time BUT seriously, time moves at the speed of light. I read a post that said "you will only have an infant for a few weeks, a baby for a few months, a toddler for a year or two, a child for a few years, a tween for a few years, a teenager for a few, then you have an adult." A full freaking blown adult. Seriously? How does it happen like that?
This week I packed up the binkie drawer and threw them away, well all but two the girls wanted to save. Seems so silly that we have kept 20+ pacifiers for this long, 8-9 years is plenty one would think but as I sit in this empty house that I watched my babies crawl around in and think of leaving it, well, it kinda hurts. Really hurts. I type this with tears rolling down my face and dang it, it's so hard realizing it's gone, and gone so fast. I will tell you how those binkies lived there for that long, it seemed like a hot second. We are about to have a 'tween' and then a teenager, then a college kid, then a mom. Wow. Exhale.
It's all about enjoying the ride correct? I honestly have felt we have lived each stage to the fullest, celebrated like the Irish and loved like Tuscany. I just adore looking back at my babies at these stages and I am so happy I have clients who adore their children and document these moments too! Love this precious series of the little one year old doll baby!