Saturday, September 20, 2008

They Were Newborns Yesterday, Right?

This weekend, Cool Mom Picks and Beau-coup are hosting a virtual baby shower for Kristen of Motherhood Uncensored and Rebecca of Girl's Gone Child. Kristen is having baby #3 and Rebecca is on baby #2. Let's get together and shower them with love (ok, that last sentence just put two songs in my head "Let's Get Together from the origional Parent Trap and "Shower the People" from James Taylor.) Never mind that, I get songs in my head all the time from things people say. On to the baby shower.

To participate, all you have to do is share some memories from those sweet newborn days.

Today, I held my cousins 6 day old baby. He is so small, floppy and warm. Why is it that new babies always seem so warm? They're just like little heaters.

Today, I also sat at the computer holding my freshly bathed, almost 2 year old niece. She was eating pretzels while watching Peep. There was a faint smell of cherries from her shampoo and she just cuddled into my arms to watch her favorite show. I can't believe she will be 2 in a few short weeks. It seems like she was a newborn not that long ago.

On Monday, my 4 year old niece will begin Pre-school. She is so excited to start school and asks everyday if she gets to go to school yet. I can't wait to hear all about her first day but wasn't she just a newborn yesterday? How can she be ready for school?

One thing for sure is the newborn stage doesn't last long and as the rest of the years fly by it's also hard to believe that they aren't babies anymore. It really was only yesterday that they were tiny, floppy, sweet smelling newborns.


mommyknows said...

Okay ... now you have me singing JT.

It goes so fast.

Motherhood Uncensored said...

You're right. Even though for me, the newborn months seem to go on FOREVER, in the grand scheme of things, they are oh so short.