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8.30.2013

August-A Month of Firsts

I keep seeing the phrase the days are long but the years are short--seems like this is a popular saying for people who have toddlers. As the mom of a 3 week old, the nights are long but the days are short seems like a better fit. The days are flying by, and I can't get them to slow down
Right now, there is nothing that Jack could do to make me angry. He can wake up as many times as he wants to in the middle of the night and I will happily (sleepily) feed him. If you read yesterday's post, you know that I've already been spit up on, pooped on, and peed on...many times in these short 3 weeks. Did I get frustrated, angry, or lose my patience? Of course not! When I have those beautiful big eyes staring back at me, happy and grateful are the only feelings that I know.
I do realize that those long days are ahead-those days when I am counting down the minutes to nap time and having to correct Jack for the same things over and over again.
There are a few things that I hope I can remember on those days, moments that I want to be able to look back on to keep things in perspective:
  • The first time I laid eyes on my precious boy and my heart melted out of my chest
  • Waking up the next morning and realizing that the cute little boy sleeping in his bassinet was mine
  • The first time I saw him smile
  • The first time he gripped my finger
  • The way I felt when Jack locked eyes with mine for the first time and I knew he could actually see me
  • Jack's first bath



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I am holding on tight to all of these sweet moments.
 
*Linking up with Darci and Ashley.


5 comments:

  1. Such sweet memories to hold on to and treasure!

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  2. Time really does fly by! I was just telling Ilene that I remember the day Ashley came home from the hospital. Her parents came to pick her up from the Pizza Hut where we were having a pizza party and there Ashley was all tiny and small with LOTS of hair...and now she's 18! Definitely hold on to these Baby Jack memories! They're sweet ones for sure ;)

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  3. The days really are long sometimes, but you're right...it's so important to savor those special moments. They grow up way too fast, don't they?!

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  4. Hi Nicole! Found your blog and totally had a flashback to when Drew was 3 weeks old. Great job keeping the perspective and although it feels like he'll never sleep through the night, he will just soon enough! Can't wait to follow along and see more pics of adorable Jack!

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  5. Hi Nicole! Found your blog and totally had a flashback to when Drew was 3 weeks old. Great job keeping the perspective and although it feels like he'll never sleep through the night, he will just soon enough! Can't wait to follow along and see more pics of adorable Jack!

    Current giveaway: A dog DNA kit! Our Journey Giveaway!

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