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{The Ordinary Moments} #6

on Sunday, 22 September 2013.

{the ordinary moments}

'The simple things in life are often the sweetest. While the fancy days out, weekends away or holidays are fun, it's the ordinary moments I will miss when my children are all grown up. The snuggling in bed reading a story. The giggles as they run around my overgrown garden with the grass that desperately needs a cut. Even the naughty ones. The ones we all have. Just a photo from your week. The simple. The exciting. The imperfect. The Ordinary Moments.'

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There's something about your second baby, and potentially your last baby, that makes it all so bittersweet.  The milestones, in which you were excited and in a hurry to see the first time around, arrive and you feel this funny feeling in the pit of your tummy.  A feeling of stop growing so fast combined with knowing that all the stages to come are just as fun.

I remember when Mads was around LL's age, seven months, and I just thought of her as so grown up.  She seemed big and robust, and I guess it was because I hadn't done it before so physically she was so far from the tiny newborn we took home from the hospital.

This time around though, LL still feels very much like a baby.  I don't know whether there is a bit of a psychological element, maybe I am treating her as more of a baby because she is the little one, but regardless I just see her as so little still.  I stopped dressing Mads in sleepsuits to go out from about 12 weeks, but with LL if we are having a lazy day or going somewhere not particularly exciting I will keep her in a sleepsuit- there is something about her in them that I just am not ready to give up yet.

This photo was taken this week when we mastered a new skill- sitting up.  She has gone from being a little wobbly and not being able to leave her to really sturdy in literally the space of a few days.  We were having a lazy day and I love this photo of her, she looks so proud of the fact she is sitting up unaided.

She's on the cusp of such an exciting and fast developmental period where she will change from our mainly still breastfed baby to a fully walking, talking toddler.  I know it's full of fun and such a great thing to witness, but I am still soaking in the ordinary moments of her being our baby.  I'm clinging to these baby days and enjoying every single second of it.

For they pass just far too quickly.

 

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Thank you as always to everyone who joins in this little project of mine, I love seeing the memories and moments that people share.  As always do comment on a few other posts and support other bloggers, you never know you might find a new blog for your reading list.  And do check back later in the week as people add their moments all week!

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Comments (37)

  • TalesofaTwinMum

    TalesofaTwinMum

    22 September 2013 at 08:16 |
    I'm feeling exactly the same at the moment - why won't they all just stop growing! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 16:08 |
      It's all a bit bittersweet isn't it? x
  • Carie

    Carie

    22 September 2013 at 08:23 |
    I was just as surprised when Elma started to sit up - one day she was all wobbly, the next she seemed balanced so I let her go and she sat for half an hour without the slightest wobble. I don't know whether its because I don't expect her to be as big as she is, or because she shares the spotlight with her sister, although sometimes she's genuinely just doing things earlier than Kitty did, I hope it's not because I'm just not paying enough attention.

    But when they do arrive I'm celebrating these milestones, and clinging to them too - it's a combination of excitement at what's to come and a little tinge of sadness that all this wonderfulness is passing so very very quickly!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 20:34 |
      I completely agree with you Carie! x
  • Anna-Marie

    Anna-Marie

    22 September 2013 at 08:48 |
    Katie, I cannot believe how quickly its gone! I still think LL is just a tiny baby! But look at her sitting up, smiling away, chuffed to bits she has learnt something new! She is at such a lovely stage, a stage where she will learn lots of new and exciting things!

    There is something about a baby in a babygrow that makes me go all mushy inside! so cute!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 20:58 |
      It really is just going so quickly! I cant believe it! x
  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    22 September 2013 at 08:50 |
    She looks very pleased with her new skill! Lovely photo. I was the same with Eli, I felt like he stayed a 'baby' for much longer than Meg but I think it was definitely psychological as I knew he was likely to be my last baby x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 20:38 |
      I definitely think it is something about them being 'the baby'. It's a funny old thing! x
  • katie

    katie

    22 September 2013 at 11:02 |
    Lovely photo - she looks so pleased with herself!
    Totally get what you mean about the bittersweet feeling too - It's going way too quickly this time round, i can't believe it won't be long until the baby days are behind us!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:00 |
      I know, it makes me want to cry! ;)
  • 3yearsandhome

    3yearsandhome

    22 September 2013 at 11:57 |
    Oh I know how you feel. I find myself just cuddling BB more and more because he's growing up so fast and pretty soon he'll be able to run away. LL is such a gorgeous little girl. And she looks so big sitting up. Slow down babies!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:02 |
      This past seven months has just gone so quickly hasn't it? x
  • Alice

    Alice

    22 September 2013 at 12:40 |
    She is just too cute!!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:05 |
      Thanks Alice. x
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    22 September 2013 at 13:14 |
    J hasn't quite mastered sitting up yet but I'm looking forward to when he does as it's so much easier to be able to just put them down on the floor. Although then comes crawling, pulling themselves up and before we know it they will be walking!! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:06 |
      Yes, I definitely agree, sitting up is easier as then you can just plonk them down, But I am not in any hurry for crawling, although it is immient here! x
  • rebecca

    rebecca

    22 September 2013 at 14:38 |
    how is she sitting already?! it seems moments ago you were ready to pop but how lovely is she in her babygrows? id want to keep her looking as little for as long as i could to. once again thanks for the lovely link up x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:07 |
      I know, I just want to keep her as my little baby, it's all going too quickly! x
  • butwhymummywhy

    butwhymummywhy

    22 September 2013 at 15:19 |
    I can totally relate. I kept E in white all in one sleepsuits for as long as possible and I still refer to her as the baby now even though she is 2 and a half!
    LL is just gorgeous, as is Mads, have such a lovely family.
    So nice to see you again on Friday, big congratulations on your win xxx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:08 |
      That's the thing, even when they are all grown up they will still be our babies! My mum says the same of me.
      It was lovely to see you too hun, and congrats on yours too- very well deserved. x
  • Victoria -WTPP

    Victoria -WTPP

    22 September 2013 at 16:24 |
    Exactly right! With Rio I was in such a hurry for him to learn everything..but I think next time round I will be willing them to stay a baby for as long as possible. Greay post..gorgeous pictures!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:09 |
      Thank you lovely. x
  • Kellpops

    Kellpops

    22 September 2013 at 17:25 |
    LL looks so grown up here!! I cant get over how quickly each week seems to pass!
    She is looking so like you at the moment!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:11 |
      It just seems to all be going so quickly! And I think your right, she does look a bit more like me at the moment, but she is my husband through and through! x
  • Richmond Mummy

    Richmond Mummy

    22 September 2013 at 18:59 |
    I have been nodding my head along to this post as I feel exactly the same about baby C. Totally agree that she, like LL for you, has seemed a baby for longer than A ever did - she's almost 8 months and yet still seems like such a little baby where as A seemed way more grown up at the same age. I'm sure she can't of been but it just seems that way to me now. We're undecided as to whether C will be our last baby but I agree, all the stages she ticks off are at the same time bittersweet as well as exciting. I too am relishing the baby days but at the same time I'm so excited to see more of the little person she is becoming. Love this new weekly linky by the way :-) xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:14 |
      Thanks hun, and we are obviously at a very similar stage so are probably going through all the asme emotions. x
  • Hayley | Shutterflies

    Hayley | Shutterflies

    22 September 2013 at 20:43 |
    I still dress Sunshine in sleepsuits, they're so cosy! She's so cute, she looks very pleased with herself!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:17 |
      Thank you lovely. x
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    22 September 2013 at 21:45 |
    Well done beautiful LL. I always think sitting up is such a massive milestone.
    It's lovely comparing the differences between the two children isn't it, Harry sat up way before Charles did. Yet still, at 2, is very much a baby to us. I think because of how we treat him and see him, and because he has kept his baby looks and the way he just is. And I agree with you, I think it is a second child thing, for us anyway xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:15 |
      My girls seem to be doing a similar thing at a similar times at the moment- although LL is just edging ahead and doing things slightly quicker. Which is frustrating cause she is the BABY! ;) x
  • jenny paulin

    jenny paulin

    23 September 2013 at 08:46 |
    See i found it so different with Jenson he has grown up so much far more quickly than Burton infact, despite my best efforts not to let that happen. Family members say all the time that he was not a baby for long! And i love sleepsuits i have some bedtime ones for Jenson and he looks adorable in them.
    Gorgeous phoot of your beautiful LL x x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:16 |
      There is something so lovely about a little person in a sleepsuit. x
  • The Mini Mes And Me

    The Mini Mes And Me

    23 September 2013 at 11:53 |
    7 months already! That has flown by.
    I totally relate. It's lovely seeing them grow but also sad in some ways as time goes so quickly. She is a pretty lil lady just like her sister x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:18 |
      It's going far too quickly! Thank you lovely. xx
  • YouBabyMeMummy

    YouBabyMeMummy

    23 September 2013 at 12:18 |
    You have inspired me to join in. LL looks so cute x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      26 September 2013 at 21:19 |
      Glad you were inspired to join in- it is lovely to have you! x
  • mascara & mud

    mascara & mud

    23 September 2013 at 12:28 |
    yup , i hear ya! Alf is just sooo much cuter in his onesie...and he's six! ha! cute photo of LL too, as ever x

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