Friday, March 14, 2008

To My "Babies"

One should never accidentally come upon baby pictures of their children when pregnant. I can't help but want to cry over my lost "babies".

Cookie, when did you finally get a full head of hair? Exactly how old were you when you lost that bracelet of baby fat on your wrists? When did you loose those perfectly white and straight baby teeth? You were always so much older than you should have been. Too smart too young. I wonder if I ever gave you enough baby-love. Now you are so mature and I still have a hard time treating you like a kid. I hope you feel loved. I hope you are happy. I hope you have a life worthy of the goodness you put into it. You were the first and I've tried to give you the most. I love you!


Pablo, I never thought I would miss this but part of me does. You were ALWAYS getting into the toilet, it is a wonder that you didn't drown or die of some toilet disease. When did you go from being my chubbiest to my skinniest? When did you stop falling asleep to the sound of the vacuum? When did you finally start to talk? When did you stop eating out of the garbage and then stop eating all together? I'm glad you still love cereal. And you are still my quietest. I'm sorry for all the times I lost you, though I don't think you even noticed, if only you would have just made a noise. You are the peacemaker in our home and the imaginative adventure creator. I hope I give you the attention you need even though you aren't a squeaky wheel. I hope you can have the confidence you need to share your love and kindness with others. I love you!



Monster Man, when did you loose your baby blonde hair? When did I finally feel like you might live longer than 24 hours without 24 hour supervision? When did you finally accept that knives are not toys? When did you get big enough to hold the door open for me and to use your manners so nicely? You are so full of energy and so full of passion. You love just as hard as you fight. I hope I can continue to keep you alive. I hope I can help you direct all your energy to good things. I hope I can make you feel smart. I hope you know how grateful I am for you. I love you!


Little Sweet Terror, when did you stop being the actual baby of the house? When did you finally start to laugh? We tried everything but you would only laugh for Cookie. When did you stop screaming for EVERYTHING? Why didn't you come into my life earlier? You were so easy, so good, so healthy, and so fun to watch. You've made us laugh so many times and we've teased you enough that you are a pro at teasing back. You are still my chubby cherub and my fiesty little grizzley cub. I hope I can take you seriously and be there when you need me. I hope I can teach you the right things. I hope you will always have your spitfire spirit and ability to make others smile with your wit. I hope you will always give me raspberry kisses. I love you!

18 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Awwwww...you make me want to rush back to Canada and pull out the baby pictures of my boys. To see what I've forgotten already from their babyhood... :)

You make GORGEOUS babies my dear. They are all just precious. I can't wait to see pix of the next li'l one!

Have a lovely weekend,

Heidi

Cheri said...

I second what Family Adventure said. You make me want to get out the baby albums. Your children are beautiful.

Erika said...

You made me almost cry- -my angel is 6 months old and I'm already feeling all those things about him. I begged him to stop growing up. Its all happening too fast!!!
They've got a great mom and are very lucky (just as lucky as you are to have them!)

LaDonnaMobile said...

*sob* I had forgotten how chubiliciously cute they were as babies! (not to say they're not cute now--just a different kind of cute!) Ahh . . . now I remember why Sweet Terror was so spoiled rotten by all of us . . .each time we passed by her with a cookie in our hands, could we help but hand it over to that adorable face???

Becks said...

This is so beautiful! Makes my heart ache.

Charlotte said...

This has got to be one of the sweetest mommy-love posts I've ever read! Your kids are darling:) And congrats on the new wee one!

Jen said...

What a sweet post.

Amber M. said...

You made me cry. My caboose is turning one in a few weeks and it breaks my heart...it goes so quickly.

Your children are DELICIOUS!!

Sea Star said...

The description of your Monster Man sounds so much like my Henry.

What a fun post. Babies sure do grow up fast. I am always amazed at my big kids. Where did they come from?

Very cute kids!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Your kids sure are growing up fast ... those baby pictures are darling!

Mountain Dweller said...

You have beautiful children!
Isn't it amazing how quickly we forget things about them when they're small that at the time we think we'll remember for ever and ever..

Michal said...

my oldest is turning eight next week and i am mourning his babyhood. even though i have my hands full enough without another baby around here at the moment, i miss that sweet time. and having him turn eight and get baptized just makes me feel like they are all growing up so quickly.
doesn't it make you glad that you have another baby joining your family soon?

Misty said...

Now you're going to get me going..... oh boy.....

Sonja said...

I think I truly understand what bitter-sweet means now that I'm a mom. I have cried over the fact that my little ones will never be babies again and I have mourned the fact that time goes by so fast. I love watching them grow and learn, but sometimes my arms ache for those babies.
Your babies are so beautiful and the are so blessed to have such a wonderful mother who loves them.

Childlife said...

Oh, you just melted me into a giant puddle on the floor! Good thing you posted this one because I just haven't been going through enough Kleenex lately (LOL!) This was just beautiful and I love your lovely Mommy heart :)

just jamie said...

Oh, I long for the bracelet of baby fat at the wrist too. Thought I was the only one who noticed...

And yes, your babies are GORGEOUS! Can you make me one? :)

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Amy Y said...

How pretty your babies are!!