Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Reflections on Newborn Baby Times

The last couple of days I have been reflecting on the "early days" with my Pumpkin. I can't believe that she is almost 9 months old! Time has gone by so fast.

But time didn't always seemed to be going quickly. I remember the first week of being a mom. Tired - make that exhausted, frustrated because she seemed to cry so much sometimes, worried because she wasn't gaining weight well, sad because the sun set so early in the evening, sore from breastfeeding, unsure of what to do and how to do it and whether I was doing everything or anything right...I never thought that these times would come to an end! I couldn't see past the troubles of the present circumstances.

With tear filled eyes at 4 o'clock in the morning I would get up for 5th time that night and sit with a crying baby assuring Peter that we need to enjoy these times because she'll never be this little again. I guess I didn't really believe that it was true at the time, but now I look down at my lil girl and wonder where those days have gone. Is she really the same baby that I gave birth to almost 9 months ago? Sometimes I wonder if it wasn't all just a dream.
But I have the pictures to prove it! So it must have been real!


Mrs. Stam said...

Reading this post makes me crave being pregnant and newborn babies, Yes I know our youngest is only 5 months!!!! But still I miss that part already :-)

Really it not always easy but each stages has it`s own charm, from talking to toddling to learning how to color and helping mama, I love it all!!!!

judy said...

AWWW My baby girls!!!!!! Yes I still can't believe you are a Mama Niki...You are still my little girl, grown into the beautiful young daughter, wife & mother God has intended you to be... The time has flown by. I miss baby days too...

Anonymous said...

Niki, it is beautiful to see how God has carried you from Rebekah's birth until now. His strength and grace are so evident in you now that you've been through those highs and lows while seeking Him. Thanks for joining us for lunch tomorrow. Makes me even more happy for church.

Niki said...

I know what you mean Renee! These little ones are such precious gifts! I can't wait for Baby #2! But everything is in the Lord's Time!

Thanks Mom. I appreciate it :) Love you!

Brenda, we are delighted to be having Lunch with you tomorrow! Thank you for the encouragement you are to me. The Lord has used you in ways and you probably don't even know! ;)