I swear these kids get cuter and cuter. Maxwell will be 8 months in February and I swear I feel tears build up every time that I think that my little babies will never be this little again. Stop time...just... stop.
I try to slow down and enjoy things, regardless of how hectic things can get. It can be hard to do but it's so important. Maxwell is eating more and more foods these days. He laughs this infectious giggle and his smiles, they make every inch of my soul want to beam with joy. He will be crawling any day now. He throws that chubby body of his around like a champ. Being in the 99th percentile for his weight does not slow him down. I know without a doubt that when he begins to move, I'm in trouble. I love the way that grabs anything in his radius and pulls it towards him with force. Haha.
Many nights I sit nursing him and I just look at his little head. His baby fingers clenched onto my shirt as he guzzles milk down. I sniff his baby hair and I think of how wonderful these moments are. How I know they will be gone soon. And I will never again get to nurse my baby boy. I remember not long ago I thought these thoughts with Scarlett and now she's 4 1/2.
My Scarlett is registered for Kindergarten in the Fall.............................
Let that sink in. Bittersweetness all around that. You hear mothers saying all the time, I can't believe my baby is this old or I can't believe my child is that old. It's true. It just goes by in the blink of an eye. I hate it.
My Scarlett is so imaginative. On days that I get to stay home with them, I sit listening to her play. I swear this girl is going to do great things. She draws and colors a lot. She asks me to color with her. I especially enjoy this. Not only is this time that I get to spend with my not so little girl, but it's relaxing to color. Have any of you tried coloring lately? If you are feeling stressed, sit down with your child (or yourself) and color. It does wonders.
Scarlett still says the darnest things. She makes me laugh a lot. But my favorite thing that she tells me is, "Mommy, you are the best Mother in the whole world!" She tells me this at least every other day. Gosh I love this girl of mine. She is becoming such a beauty. Her hair so long and her mind so precocious.
I try to soak up as much as I can. I fail a lot. Some nights I'm too exhausted to read a story or play. But I try. I know their littleness goes quickly. How I love these two babies with all of my heart and soul. I hope that they ALWAYS know this.