The Two's Blues

I have so much I have been wanting to do here in blogland {I still need to create my new blog button but I'm waiting for the perfect picture, and yes, I have one in mind} but things have just been a little bit chaotic at the moment. There are a couple of posts I have been wanting to do, and I will get to those eventually. Right now, I am trying to focus on making sure I have everything ready for Punkin's birthday party. That's right...on Saturday my sweet little girl will be turning 2 years old. I just can't believe it! It really does seem like yesterday when I was bringing her home from the hospital. But so much has happened in that little amount of time, that sometimes it feels like I have lived 10 years of my life between then and now. And then sometimes it feels like it was only moments ago that I found out I was pregnant. Strange how life is sometimes, huh?

Her first year of life just flew by, and this second year seemed even shorter. Of course, it doesn't help that she did EVERYTHING early...it only made her grow up even faster. I was looking at videos of her the other day and I remember talking about this before...but it's just so amazing to me. Videos of her babbling and giggling while sitting in her high chair at 4 months old...all over the house in her walker at 5 months old...taking her first steps at 7 1/2 months old...and talking at only a year old. And not just random words...but sentences. I mean, I'm grateful that I have a smart child and all, but gosh! She didn't stay a little "baby" for very long! She has always been very independent and wanting to do everything herself. She was lifting her head at only 4 days old and trying to hold her own bottle at about 4 weeks old. She was never this fragile little baby that I had to be really careful with. I joke with everyone and say that when I have another baby, I won't know what to do or how to hold him/her! Ha! Because I never had to worry about all of that with Punkin. She woke up every 4-5 hours for a feeding when she was born and started sleeping 9-10 hours a night at 3 weeks old. I got so lucky blessed with her. My Mom tells me all the time that I don't know what it's like to have to go through all the hardships of taking care of a newborn, because I didn't {although I tell her that after my rough, 13 hour labor, maybe God just decided to give me a break! Ha!}. 

Punkin already had a huge personality before even turning a year and a half old. You could have a complete conversation with her, and she would even tell jokes. Now, she still continues to amaze me. She is like this little adult. The other day we were at the store and she went up to this woman and said, "Hello! Nice to meet you!" and tried to shake her hand. Then she said, "How are you doing today?". The woman and I both just started laughing. I couldn't help but think "what toddler does that???" And if I tell her to clean up her room, she will cough or sneeze {a fake one of course} and say, "I can't do that today, I am sick." I don't really know where she learns some of the stuff she says, but I know that I am so grateful. Not just grateful that she is smart and independent, but just grateful that she is healthy and happy. I have come across some amazing blogs that I intend to write about later, that are about women and families who have lost a child...or about couples who can't have a child of their own despite numerous attempts and lots of money. Reading these stories just brings me to tears every time. The courage some of these women have after losing a child, just blows me away! But I will save those stories for another time since I am already starting to get really teary-eyed.

Thank you, God. Thank you for all of your wonderful blessings that you have given me throughout my life. But most of all, thank you for sending me this beautiful little life to take care of. She is my entire world. She may be young, but she is my best friend. Please guide her and keep her safe and healthy and strong. Please help her to know just how special she is. I ask these things in Jesus' name...Amen.

There are moments when I wish I could stop time and just enjoy her at the present moment. Then there are times when I can't wait for her to get a little older so we can go shopping together and do Mother-Daughter things. Most of the time, though, I want to keep her a toddler...keep her just the way she is. And I pray that I don't take these moments for granted because I know they won't last long. And either way, I can't wait to see the woman she becomes. Here are a few pictures I took last week of my little Punkin...

Hope you all are enjoying your week!


1 comment:

  1. Hi there...I like your blog and your pictures. Glad I found you.
    Enjoy your day!
    Jill @ 4FabFranklins