Monday, 20 September 2010

And all of a sudden they are so big,

so grown up. Almost 3. Just 5 sleeps to go.

This morning I woke up all nostalgic, a bit teary and almost shocked. We cut their hair last night, as we do from time to time and all of a sudden they look like big big boys. Did I mention that my babies, our last babies are almost 3. Three!

Clearly not babies anymore. But as Little man L was lying sleeping in my arms on Saturday evening after a crying fit my heart just ached. And as in the middle of last night Little man C crawled onto my chest and snuggled in to fall asleep again, my heart gave a leap.

Why oh why do we sometimes wish them to grow up faster? Why do we say, this will pass when a phase is difficult, and then we get all teary and sad when we realize that they grow up way to fast?

Did I mention my babies are turning 3 in just 5 days?

23 comments:

  1. Ag skat!! Hugs to you.

    Yes, i feel the same way when I look at Polly - she is turning 5 in Jan and i wonder where the time has gone and what she has done with my baby!

    xxx

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  2. Incredible! That's why I try to cherish each moment! :D
    They definitely don't look like babies anymore! But beautiful big boys!
    Enjoy them!

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  3. I feel it with you!

    I haven't had a nice snuggle with Connor for weeks - he's over it, but I am SO not.

    Thank goodness his sister still likes hugs and kisses. What if both of them were like that???

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  4. All of us can relate. :-)

    I have moments of missing the baby-phase but on the whole since my youngest turned 4 I have felt very much happier about life/family in general.

    I think it may have something to do with plenty of sleep, no tantrums, no nappies and everyone can walk and talk and sort themselves out!

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  5. If you figure that one out, please let me know! LOL.

    Being a mom of multiples I know exactly what you are talking about! They can really work your very last nerve tag teaming you all the time, so you end up feeling like you never catch a break!

    Over time I think I got better and better at it realizing that when I look back on all of it, I'm not going to remember the bad as much as I remember the good. I think I've become much more patient and a person who appreciates the here and now more because of it!

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  6. Ah man their hair looks so cute and yes they do look super grown up now :)

    Wait till you see EIGHT - its horrible :(

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  7. Gosh...I'm already having mini-panic attacks about an upcoming 1st birthday so I can just imagine how I'll feel when we get to three.

    They'll always be your babies cat.

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  8. Their growth is shocking, isn't it?

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  9. They are looking all grown up. In a few years, you'll remember them at this age and think they were babies!

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  10. I recall the moment I no longer saw the baby in Yaya's face too. It was heartbreaking!

    One thing I find amazing is how once in awhile you get to see a glimpse of what your children will look like all grown up. I see that in these pics of your boys. It's in these moments we're blessed by God to rejoice in them and the most challenging of times. I think it's a gift from Him.

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  11. Vertel hierdie ouder-moederhen niks oor hierdie sindroom nie.

    "Why oh why do we sometimes wish them to grow up faster? Why do we say, this will pass when a phase is difficult, and then we get all teary and sad when we realize that they grow up way to fast?"

    Omdat ons blêddie simpel is.

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  12. Totally there with you, too!! I can't believe my 2 will be 4 in just 2 months!!! And my baby is 20+ months old now!! They all seem so grown up. THere is this book - one of my favorites here - called "Love you Forever" - Sarah pulled it out the other night and wanted to read it (a new fave of hers, too) and I literally could not get through it without crying so hard I couldn't finish reading it!! She wanted to read it the next night too and asked me if I could read it without being sad and wanted to know why it made me sad. I told her it wasn't "sad" just sentimental....which she, of course, had no idea what that meant!

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  13. Oh man! I can identify so much with this post! My 3rd baby, my *sob* last baby, will be 3 next month!!! And on the one hand, I want to celebrate this freedom, on the other hand, all I want to do is have another baby, so i can have baby snuggles for longer!!
    I don't think that feeling ever goes away... regardless of whether we're 55 and it's physiologically impossible to have another baby! (Thats what I'm telling myself anyway!!)
    Your little men are gorgeous x-x
    PS - were they born full term?

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  14. @Kirsty - as close as dammit, I guess. 37 weeks.

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  15. Cat my friend...they will ALWAYS be your babies...trust me!

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  16. Oh my goodness!!! They look like little men!! (and oh so super cute :) )

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  17. This post really made me stop and think....thanks for sharing xxx

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  18. How cute!

    At least three is the age you start having proper, entertaining conversations!

    xx

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  19. How cute are they!
    Planning a big birthday? I hope so. Enjoy your children.

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  20. My oldest turns five next year and then he will be off to kindergarten. Where did the time go?!

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  21. Very detailed info. I am very happy to I found this entry.. :)

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  22. how are you?

    Thanks for writing this blog, loved reading it

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  23. Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!

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