Monday, October 18, 2010

Time Flies When You Have A Baby.

It has been:
9 months
273.931649 days
6 574.35958 hours
23 667 694.5 seconds

Today Baby D is 9 months old. He has been out as long as he was in. He has gone 3/4 around the sun. Today I look at my sweet baby's face, who is almost not a baby anymore, and I wonder where the time has gone. Didn't I just endure 3 days of labor like yesterday?!?

9 months ago the husband and I were about to embark on a journey like no other. One that we were nervous, yet so excited and anxious to start. A journey full of joy, happiness, laughter, and memories to last a lifetime.

The day Baby D entered this world I understood the overwhelming love one has for their child. I understood what my mom and dad felt for me. I now knew what they meant when they would say "You will never understand how much we love you until you have a baby of your own."

Their words never meant more to me than in that moment when I held my baby for the first time. It was just the two of us. No doctors, nurses, family members, or friends around. I took in that moment and filed it away forever.

Baby D, I remember that day in the hospital when you were placed in my arms and I looked at you and thought "WOW, your daddy and I did it! We got you here and you are now part of our world." That day I vowed to do everything in my power to protect you. To keep you safe.
I wanted to remember that day forever. That smell of the hospital room. The sweet baby smell of your head when they put you in my arms. The way you made little tiny baby noises. It is still so vivid to me and I can close my eyes and be back to that place where you were so tiny and didn't know anything about the world yet.

The journey to get here was a long, painful, and often times full of tears but we made it. The three of us have done it together.

I love you, Baby D, and am so proud of you. So proud to call you my son and to be your mama. You are growing up so quickly and it kills me. I wish you could be little forever. You are so sweet and so loving and at the same time all boy. You are moving so quickly, too, and often times I grab you when you are on the move because I want a snuggle. I want a baby hug. You do it willingly then are off again. These past 9 months have brought so much joy to me and your daddy and one day I hope you look back on pictures and read journal entries and realize what love and happiness you bring to us each and every day.
Happy 9 month birthday, sweet Baby D!

I love you precious boy.
Love Mama

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Sweet dreams. -The Dixie Chicks


swank|mama said...

Awww what a sweet post to Baby D! Almost had me in tears!

Happy 9th month Baby D :) Time sure does fly by like crazy when a baby is added to the equation but being able to look back at pictures from the past year and a half is the most precious gift. Although you wish Baby D was still that teeny, tiny baby, you are going to enjoy the coming months like you'll never believe!!



Charma said...

Aww! Such a sweet post! Happy 9 months Baby D!

Lindsey Muth said...

Go baby D you little CUTE FACE, you! Alana, what a beautiful post! It made me cry you jerk. I don't know - maybe I'm just in a crying mood today but I don't think that's it. You just reminded me of exactly how I feel every day, when I say things to Otto like, "can I hold you for just one minute?" and sometimes he snuggles and sometimes he says, "no, Mom" ... Ugggh, haha (you're in for it, and soon!).

I long for O's baby days too. Even though he is turning into the coolest little person and I glory in his triumphs & advances! But there's something about snuggling that perfect little lump of goo (ps. D was a gorgeous newborn! Like sooo pretty). I miss it too. The fun part is that D will start turning into an awesome little kid right before your eyes and the pride you feel now will just get more and more intense every day!

Ok, I always go on too long. Just "muah!" Love you! xo

Tonya said...

Beautiful letter. I have a 16 month old son, so I can totally relate!! Not a day goes by that I want to hit *pause*. Enjoy every second.

Alana De Leon-Lott said...

Thank you all! I love him more and more each day and am so proud of all he has done, BUT why does it have to go so quickly?

Sweet Harper said...

Just sweetness, this post is just sweetness. He is such a precious boy!

BTW, I sang that song to Jack when he was a baby (only he never liked my singing) and I still sing it to Harper, with some minor word changes ;-)

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