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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mom heart.

We're on the brink of getting better, it seems.

But, I'm starting to go borderline-insane from being inside so much. Granted, two days ago we got out to the fabric store, but that was it. Sickness does a number on my mental health a bit. I need sunshine. I need to get out. It helps me feel....normal.

While being inside trying to will away the sickies, though, I've gotten a lot of time with a semi-cuddly girl.


 
I've really been watching her carefully. Literally, feeling as though my baby is turning toddler. It's crazy. My heart aches a little at the fact that my baby is not so tiny anymore. But then? I smile, because she is supposed to grow, and learn, and do, and..and...


It's all good.


Despite us girls not feeling on our A-game recently, I've still been enjoying her to the max. I'm so grateful for this time with her. I will never, ever get this first year back. It's been so very special.

I adore her. 




26 comments:

  1. I LOVE these pictures! And her gummy smile :) How truly crazy is it that they are growing up so fast? I just said yesterday "Well he'll be one right after Easter" :| zoommggg

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  2. You little girl is so PRESH! And that little smile just melts my heart! They grow up SO fast!!

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  3. I've always thought she looked liked Declan, but lately, she looks identical to you. She's such a beautiful little girl. :) Hope those sickies disappear soon!

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  4. That last picture especially- oh goodness. You have one beautiful little girl on your hands.

    Praying for sunshine and health to overwhelm you soon, love.

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  5. My heart just melted looking at that last pic!

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  6. Oh, what a sweetheart she is! I'm the same way about NEEDING sunshine in order to not feel grumpy and down. I get horribly blue, then remember that about myself!

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  7. She is so photogenic! Love all the pictures.

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  8. I love her precious little PJ's so cute!

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  9. That last picture is just priceless!

    I'm with you though--our kiddos just seem so grown UP all of a sudden!

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  10. What sweet pictures! It's true, they are toddlers before we know it! I still can't believe my little girl can talk and has opinions of our own....didn't I just bring her home from the hospital?

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  11. She looks so much like you in that last picture! So much cuteness!

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  12. I was JUST gna ask you how you all were doing today!!! :D Glad all is on the mend, but hope you get your sunshine SOON!!!

    Oh my goodness....her hair has grown SO MUCH!!! :D :D :D BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Have a great day Momma! <3 xx

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  13. I love how you edited those pics. Totally fits with the post. You will cherish this year SO much for the rest of your life. And, while I miss the teeny tiny baby, I absolutely LOVE this stage. I know we're a few months ahead of you, but it's looking more similar every time you post pics of E and tell what she's up to. :)

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  14. That last photo you posted? She looks SO grown up. It's crazy how fast they grow.

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  15. She's so beautiful!!

    I have to agree. The closer BG gets to one, the more my heart aches. But at the same time, she is becoming such a COOL little girl and I love it. Here's to many, many more years watching these girls grow!

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  16. she is just so sweet looking and cute.. she sure is growing :)

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  17. okay so #1--- I am feeling the EXACT same way with Everett. He was moved to the "tots" class at church and I just about cried. haha and #2--- (not to add to your sadness but...) Emeline's face is changing! She looks so grown up :) and cute as usual!

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  18. Yeah. Cass was the same way. By the time she was a year I had no idea where my baby went.

    *sob*

    That last pic? Her face kills me. Such happiness, and joy. Love it.

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  19. I love how in each picture she looks totally different. In one, you, in another D, in another, the perfect mix.

    G has seemed like such a big boy lately. Maybe it was the polo and jeans he rocked today, I don't know. But I've been feeling my heartstrings being tugged. I guess because I know that odds are, he's my last baby.

    sniff sniff....

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  20. Oh how I just love these pictures...she's such a little doll baby. :)

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  21. Gina, I see it too! While scrolling through, I saw D for a split second! First one ever, though, I have to say. She's mostly all you. Tell D I understand. Noah is ALL Brad.
    Anyway, really cute pictures! Love supersized pics. :)
    Oh, and I'm likin' the new blog header. Very summery.
    (fyi, you look super skinny in your new profile pic).

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  22. I love these pictures. She looks a lot like you!!

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