Thursday, August 8, 2013

It's starting to hit me....

My daughter will be 6 in 9 days and starting kindergarten in 11 days. My son is 3. We took Wes's crib out and are finishing his big boy room this weekend. I no longer have baby stuff in my house. I will never have a baby bump again... Ever interested in my bump stories - you can read them HERE.

Now... I am CERTAIN I do not want anymore children - two is it for me. I LOVE babies, but I like the stage we are at right now. I like my sleep, a little freedom, and my kids are able to communicate with me BUT... changing Wes's room out... hit me like a ton of bricks... No more nursery... EVER!

Wes's Old Nursery Pics





My babies are not so baby anymore. I won't smell that sweet baby smell in my house again. I won't see the first smile, roll, walk, etc... I won't hear baby giggles, kiss tiny toes, feel them lay and breathe on my chest, etc... It hit me... might have taken until my 33rd birthday and changing out my last nursery - but it hit me.

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My kids are beautiful, healthy, and the most wonderful gift I have ever been given... I will spend the rest of my life making sure that both of them know how much their childhood meant/means to me. Being a mom is the most wonderful opportunity in the world and as we move to this new chapter in our lives - I promise to show them that life flies by too quickly - enjoy it, be yourself, act a fool, positivity outweighs negativity any day, smile, laugh, take chances, always put yourself in other's shoes, and be true to yourself.

October 2012

P.S. I will have Wes's new room pics up next week:)

25 comments:

  1. Great post! I hope I feel like that when I know I'm done! I think we are trying for at least one more. :)

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  2. Aww!!! I can't wait to see his new room pics! This is why are friend's have babies....so we can get our baby fix without having the baby! :)

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  3. well said! I feel ya, as I am also 33 and my oldest baby turns 10 in less 2 weeks. Ten is hitting me hard! She is double digits, a decade old! Its been a rough one! I've said it so many times, it usually takes a life event (good or bad) to get us to stop in our tracks and just take it all in. I wish i could stop time! :)

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  4. It's been hitting me hard. If I could have one wish, it would be to go back in time, for a bit, when both Liv and Drew were babies. I would hold them, smell them, kiss them, and love on them like never before. If only I had a magic wand...

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  5. I love the tree on the shelf@ Where did you get it?

    Ginny
    www.moderncommonplacebook.com

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  6. I just posted a mommy post today too. You made me tear up and now I am so not looking forward to transiting my final baby room to a big kid room. Hang in there and enjoy this new stage in life. I can't wait to see Wes's big boy room.

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  7. His nursery is ADORABLE!! One of the cutest I have ever seen! You are a fantastic mother and you have two of the cutest kids!!!

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  8. I know exactly how you feel. We just took the crib down for my 2 yr old. We've had that crib/toddler bed up for almost 9 years and it's sad to see it down. I like you approach with your kids. Time does go sooo fast.

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  9. Awww...I love this post, super sweet! I sure do love my bonus son but I am uber excited to one day know what it feels like to have an infant/toddler!

    Kristen
    http://kandidkristen.blogspot.com

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  10. How did I get so lucky to have such an amazing friend!??? Give the kids extra hugs for me tonight!

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  11. Well this gave me goosebumps! So sweet!

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  12. I am in the SAME exact boat. My daughter starts Kindergarten in a week and half and in June my son turned 3. He will start pre-K in September, and it all seems so surreal to me. I don't know what I am going to do with myself. I hear that once one of your children starts school that time literally flies off of the calendar. Hugs to you mama!

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  13. Aw such a sweet post! I love his old nursery. Can't wait to see the new pics!

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  14. I'll bring #Louie over a couple of time so you can smell that baby smell and change a good poopy diaper! that's what friends are for, after all. :)

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  15. Aww...I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures of Wes's big boy room.

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  16. Great post. Your babies are just beautiful and will ALWAYS be your babies! The pic on IG today of Elle in her little Cardinals outfit....I died! Precious!

    And Wes' nursery? You did an amazing job!

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  17. Youre an excellent mother, thank you for leading by example :) And I forgot to tell you HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday :)

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  18. I know exactly what you mean! Brady's big boy bed came last week. We still have his crib in his room, just haven't taken it down yet. He also wears undies at night now. So we are essentially 99% diaper free. He is going to go to preschool 2 days this year.

    Where does the time go? I know that our family is complete with four, but with every blogger and their brother pregnant or having babies, it makes me a little sad. Until I remember that I can sleep through the night and don't have the chance of getting pooped on daily.

    Luckily for me, my SIL is having a baby today, so I can borrow one if I need a fix!

    You are an amazing mom, and your kids are lucky!!

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  19. I feel the same way!! Mine are 6 (Turning 7 in 2 weeks, what?!?!) and 3 ... I do not want any more kids but I will miss them being little and wanting their "momma" all the time. They grow so stinkin' fast - they will drive you bat shit crazy but you just have to embrace the craziness because you sure as hell will miss it when they are "too cool" for mom! ... ughhhhh whey can't they stay 2 forever!! =)

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  20. Ok, I have been crying about little things all day and this put me way way WAY over the edge! Waaaa!!! I don't know if I'll ever feel like I'm done having babies, but I do know that 3 is (probably) our limit, which means this one is it. :( Boo hoo. I hate that. I hate endings. This was a hard post to read. Looking forward to the big boy room reveal, tho.

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  21. Awww, just remember there are so many firsts to enjoy with them as they grow up!

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  22. When I sat in my son's nursery and packed up his 0-3 months clothes when he was 4 months old I cried and cried and cried. I continued on this downward spiral each time I had to pack up his tiny little things. Each time I felt like I was losing my baby, and I wasn't ready. I felt like at each stage so far, he's 2 now, I've really lived in the moment and have been truly present for all of his firsts. But it KILLS me each time he moves out of a stage and on to the next. The other night at dinner he started jibber jabbering the way he always does, but it started to make sense. His jibbers are more real words now. My husband said, "I don't think I'm ready for him to really talk to us yet," and I had to agree. This is going by so fast! Long story short, we knew from that first cry fest packing up his tiny t's, we were meant to be parents to more than one child. We'll see if we feel the same when we pack up for our #2 (that is still just a thought, not preggo yet). Side note...I think you're a fabulous wife/mom/blogger and I hope to meet you one day!

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  23. Oh my goodness! I am trying to enjoy every min of this newborn phase because this may be my last baby as well! It's hard but you have so many fun times with them ahead!

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  24. This comment tells you how behind I am at reading blogs, but I agree. We had our two and were done. Boy and girl. Perfect pair. Now that they are 7 and 9 we know we made the right choice. We are having fun and enjoying them....and we aren't outnumbered.

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