Time stops for no one, it's a phrase I often hear but have always taken for granted, but time really does stops for no one. This is something that has struck me recently, my babies have seemingly grown so much so, that I feel like this time is slipping through my fingers. As much as I try to cling on, time is moving forward and isn't waiting for me.
I have said before just how proud I am of them both, and I am. Every day they both amaze me and make my heart burst with pride, but in that very same instant my heart begins to ache. These baby days are numbered. Knowing that Henry is our last baby makes every milestone make the tick tock of the clock tick even louder.
This week Henry learnt to crawl properly, he now manoeuvres around the room at speed, leaving a trail of mischievous mayhem. When I leave for work he now waves his arms around mimicking my goodbye. This evening he pulled himself up in his cot so he could give his big sister a kiss.
Darcie, has her primary school placement. Our first choice, thankfully, and today Jamie took her to order her school uniform, which she excitedly told me about in great detail when I returned home from work. How did she get to be school aged so quickly? Who pressed the fast forward button?
This week I have been filled with so many emotions. I feel like I'm mourning the loss of the baby stage and then, on the other hand, being so incredibly proud of my little family and excited for their next steps. Parenthood is such a mixed bag.
I don't feel like I'm ready for this baby phase to be over just yet and I know in reality he is a baby for a while yet (and they both will always be my babies), but the realisation that toddlerhood is just around the corner, is another little reminder that Henry is our last baby and, well, he won't be a baby forever.
I know it's just a phase, but I'm a strong believer in letting yourself feel the way you need to feel at a particular moment in time. So, for now, I will be cherishing all these little moments, clinging on to those baby milestones and my pre-schoolers excitement for her new chapter in September.
Time may stop for no one but it won't stop us from enjoying all special moments that time has blessed us with.
Mummy B xoxox