All Too Swiftly, Time is Passing Us By...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Can you believe it's been almost six months? I can't.

I photographed the sweetest little newborn baby boy yesterday-- all 7 lbs. 12 oz. of him, and I was amazed at how frail, tiny, and new he was... And that Noah has been that exact weight when he left the hospital nearly six months ago. I hate to be cliche when I say this, but they grow so fast. It is a bittersweet thing.
Lately, I have been trying to recall the exact moments and feelings of that eventful day in the hospital-- it soothes me to sleep each night for the past few nights... calling to mind the minute details of that surreal time of my life-- checking myself to see if I have already forgotten anything...
And I continue to be in awe of this miraculous calling I am fulfilling here-- a MOM. How did I get so lucky to get to be the mother to this remarkable little boy? How did I luck out in having Joe as my untiring, unselfish partner?

I love this photo-- a buried gem in the bunch of wonderful photos my sister-in-law Mary took of us just two weeks after Noah's birth. I am grateful for the hundreds, if not thousands of photos I already have to preserve the fleeting moments. They help me keep my past close to me.

Anyway... I'm just feeling reflective these days. I cherish that side of me. I love my beautiful memories of my beautiful life.


  1. Oh man! Such a gorgeous photo! What a sweet wonderful little family you have...

  2. Incredibly sweet. I can't believe that my boys are growing so fast. Ashton is almost five and little Zander will be turning one in a few weeks. It does go by too fast...though some days when they are both screaming for my attention and I want bedtime to come like no can't go by fast enough :)

  3. ugh, that is the bittersweet feeling of being a mom or parent...time does just fly on by. i guess that's why i just keep having 'em. even when i soak it all in, time still goes by too fast. kids...they definitely remind you how precious life is and how we need to stop and smell the roses.

  4. What a sweet note. I too, go back to that night/morning when lil Max was born (hey, we were both laboring at the same time!!) for comfort. And, I get very saddened because I can feel some of those memories slipping away. But, if I've learned anything during my time here on Earth, its that the memories that do stay behind are the best ones, and the ones worth remembering. So, no use in getting upset over the ones that you lose....its inevitable anyways...we're only human!

    Thanks for putting in words what so many of us 'think'.

  5. Well, it's a little hard for me to be quite so sentimental, since most of what I deal with everyday is the loud, obnoxious, lazy side of those babies after they have hit puberty...
    But even after a long day of that, it is nice to, first of all, be able to come here see some of the latest, adorable Noah pics (I love how darling my sweet little nephew is!)- or to see other families with their darling angels in precious moments of harmony and joy...

    and yes, even those loud, obnoxious, lazy post-pubescent kids can pleasantly surprise me by having a good day where they pay attention, or a day where their Spanish pops through (sometimes even to their surprise), or a day where they almost seem like eager students... those are the moments that help get me through and remind me that, someday, I will still want to have kids...

  6. Awww beautiful photo! I am so excited for Sat. Also if I bring you a dvd can I get all of the first photo shoot again? I cannot find the disc you gave me anywhere :(

  7. keep remembering. and write it down. all the minute details of those first moments, b/c when the second (and I'm sure the third) comes life takes hold and you just forget. I honestly can't remember much of Parker's first MONTHS at all b/c I was taking care of a 15 month old and just exhausted all the time. I hope I force myself to write more down this time b/c forgetting is like losing pieces of your heart.

  8. yeah, these six months have just flown by! I can't believe it! I think the phrase the days are long but the years are short is Right On!


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