Growing Pains


I just celebrated my first official Mother’s Day. It was a wonderful day. I went out with my mom and my mother-in-law while my husband watched the baby. I found myself reflecting back on the time I’ve spent as a mom, and it made me realize how fast time is going.

I spend every day with my daughter. I’ve never been away from her for more than a few hours at a time. Still, sometimes I have to wonder where all the time has gone. My newborn has disappeared, and left an almost-toddler in her place. It’s absolutely amazing how much she has grown in such a short period.

Not only has she gained over ten pounds and more than six inches since her birth, she’s developing physically and mentally. It wasn’t that long ago that all she could do was drink milk, sleep, and mess her diapers. Now she sits like a champ, and is quickly learning to stand. She’s moving past purees and on to more solid foods, making good use of the few teeth she has. She’ll even pick them up off her high chair’s tray and put them in her mouth by herself. She’s getting the hang of a sippy cup too. She’s even learned how to drink from my CamelBak water bottle! […]