9.30.2008

Now, if I could just get this thing out of reverse...

Not-so-little Sparky is growing faster than I'd ever imagined possible. At 5 1/2 months, he is almost out of his 6-9 month size clothes. Here is a picture of the five bags of baby clothes I packed up to hand-down to his cousin, Ethan, who will be born in a few weeks. While five grocery bags of clothes might not look like a lot of clothing, you have to remember that baby clothes are little. This is probably the equivalent of 5 or 6 huge trash bags stuffed full of adult clothes.


We did choose a few things to keep: The first little onesies that Mike & Paula gave us when we found out we were pregnant, the sleeper he wore in the hospital, the Daddy's team baseball outfit he wore in his three-month photos and one or two others. It breaks my heart to give any of his clothes away... When I asked Dave if there was anything specific he wanted to keep, he said, "All of it." He's just growing up so fast!

Part of growing up is becoming mobile. The Sparkster is now pushing up on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth. While this is not the best video of his skills, you get the picture. I asked a few moms that I know about how long their babies took to get from rocking to crawling. They said only a few weeks! It is possible that Sparky will be crawling by Halloween! Yikes! Slow down, baby!


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On the topic of growing up too fast, I found the sweetest book today titled Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury. Written in rhyme, it talks about how we sometimes focus on a child's "firsts" and miss the "lasts" - the last bottle we give a baby, the last time he falls asleep in your arms, the last hit in a Little League game. I teared up in the store while I was reading it and am tearing up again now. I love my little boy and want him to grow into an independent, intelligent, loyal young man... but, it is bittersweet, because I don't quite want my baby to grow up.

6 comments:

Dave Morris said...

You have no idea how much I love you and how lucky our little boy is...

Fantastagirl said...

Oh, I hate to tell you this - but he is going to be crawling very soon - look at how he can get up on his knees and hands... Oh My! I want to cry - cause he was just born a week ago - right? You & Dave have a beautiful son...enjoy it all.

beana said...

It is amazing isnt it? how can he be doing all this stuff when just a little while ago he was a newborn.

he looks so much like you as a baby- makes me tear up to see how quickly you have grown up too and what a loving, caring,sensitive mom you are. Grayson is here to teach you all kinds of lessons... be open to them all.

you can keep more of the special outfits. did you keep the BI t-shirt? got to start that collection! love you baby- mom

Jen, Fred, Jennifer said...

Love you Forever. You gotta get that book. I can not read it out loud. I start crying before I am even halfway through and have never been able to finish reading it to the boys in one sitting. I won't even try anymore.

http://images.smarter.com/blogs/Book111.jpg

rosemary said...

He is amazing....yup, gonna be into everything soon.

C said...

my youngest of 4 is now 16. i often long for them all to be babies again, so badly, that my whole being aches for it. it feels like i am grieving, even though i love who they are today. as parents we all go through that. but i'm here to tell you, you aren't alone. and it eases the pain and sadness when you have a grand child. all i can say really, is make the most of each day, moment by moment when you can, and those memories will comfort you later. grayson will ALWAYS be your little boy, no matter what age he is.
i thought it was SO loving what dave said above. you two are so blessed. it makes me smile knowing of you, i guess that's one reason i follow your blogs. it's comforting. cuz nomatter what's going on, you and dave and grayson come first.