The Things I'll Miss
- The way it felt to lie as still as possible and watch her sleep curled up into a little ball on my chest
- The frustration that always gave way to stubborn determination as she was learning to produce her first sounds--that might be a touch of my headstrong ways shining through
- The mohawk she had before the hair on the sides of her head grew in
- Swaddling her up like a little burrito and praying that was enough to keep her asleep for two (please, Lord, just two, that's all I ask) hours
- Her first giggles, which were unpredictable and contagious
- Those little bitty onesies, especially the warm, fuzzy ones with rubber on the soles (cause six week olds do a lot of walking)
- The feeling I had during those first few weeks home from the hospital, falling into a rhythm and becoming a family
Now, to balance out that wave of nostalgic sap, and to battle the fact that apparently years go by faster than I can blink, I've also started thinking about some of the things I'm looking forward to doing with her as she gets a little older. (I even made it the subject of my first Pinterest board, because--you know--I don't have enough social media platforms to procrastinate on).
- Playing dress-up! Not the frilly, princess, pink kind (unless she really wants to, sigh), but the kind with capes and masks and animal ears
- Going to the best place in the world
- Teaching her to cook (yeah, yeah, gender roles and whatnot--if I have a son someday, I'll teach him to cook, too)
- Introducing her to my favorite books
What about you? What do you miss? What's still to come? And how do you fight back when the years go by a little too quickly?