Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I know that this feeling is not unique to me just because I have four kids all the same age, but when I looked at the picture of all of the kids in their costumes last year, it really hit me how much they've changed! They were just little babies a year ago! Now, they're little toddlers! They're so big, and they just get bigger every day! Maybe it impacts me more because there are four of them, or because I know that this is it. There will be no more babies. That stage is over. Unlike most people with four kids, I don't get to go through the baby stage four separate times. I only got to do it once, and now it's over! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not pining for another child! Goodness knows, four is enough! And there are a whole lot of reasons why I'm glad they aren't babies anymore! But there are some parts of the baby stage that I will miss, and there is a part of me that is sad I'll never get to experience it again.

Anyway, my little candy corns are gone. Not only would they never fit into those costumes now, I can't even imagine trying to fit them in! Why would I want to try to wrestle their strong little legs into those sacks! It would never work! My adorable costumes would probably get destroyed! So I must be content with the memories and the adorable pictures!

And just in case you're wondering, I am working on a 15-month update with new weights and skills and all that good stuff. I just haven't had time to do it yet! Soon! I promise!

Sweet little baby Jonathan!


Anonymous said...

You are just like every mother I have ever talked to. I is sad when things change, but as there are always new challenges and new learning experiences, life will never be dull. Embrace the now, keep notes and pics and film of the then, and rejoice in a wonderful future of new discoveries. When we moved to TN from Florida, some of Jims' baby blankets went into storage. He was two weeks old. When I got the blankets back, he was six months old. The blankets still smelled like a newborn and he never would again. I sat on the floor of the garage and cried. Life goes on and changes happen. I think God planned it that way. I love all of you very much. Grammy Pammy

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

Aww...Allison you entry left me wanting to stay home and just hold baby Ethan all day. Philip and I don't know what the future holds for us and that is a difficult thing to think about. On a happier note, where did you get those adorable costumes? I'm trying to find something for Ethan to wear but Babies R Us is all out of the little baby stuff. Any tips?

Abby's Mom said...

Okay, so you brought tears this time. I, too, often wonder what happened to that little, helpless,floppy baby we brought home. (Especially when she is trying to sit up or roll over when we lay her down) You are the best Mommy ever. The babies are so beautiful and FUN!