Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stepping Stones!

It was exactly one year ago today that I cried when I walked out of my office for the last time after working for 7 years. And today I cried again. Kinsey and I have decided that we're finished nursing (that's a very long story in itself). We're done. As I nursed her for the last time I cried. The crying really has nothing to do with nursing. It's that my baby is growing too fast! Next month she's a year old. Well at the very end of the month, but still next month. Can't I just keep her tiny forever? Keep her in my arms sheltered from this crazy world? She's my little buddy! We do everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) together. I can count on one hand how many times I've been alone in the last 10.5 mths. But I wouldn't have it any other way. Being a mommy is the best thing ever! And my little buddy thinks I'm the coolest. She loves when I sing and dance. She joins in and giggles. And she doesn't mind all my singing and dancing to Michael Jackson songs that I've been doing lately. Ya, it's not all easy. But it sure is fun way more often than it's hard. My sister tells me it's just all stepping stones. I told her how I felt silly crying about stopping nursing and she said it's the same as when she put her little girl on the Kindergarten bus this year. And it never ends. (I'm sure my mom could tell me that!)

Ah stepping stones! I guess I can't avoid them. So I'll enjoy each day with my Kinsey Baby as she grows into a little girl. I don't want to miss a second!

6 comments:

Skye and Aaron said...

Such a cute post! They grow up so fast don't they?

The Anderson Family said...

I totally hear ya. I can't even hardly remember Tobin being small. Oh wait he never was!!! I does get even more fun the older they get. Right now Emma is sitting at the end of the table from me putting Lips On!!! Really I should probably stop her but she loves lip gloss!! And she does look really cute. Time does fly.

The Whiddens said...

So sweet Ashlee! Kinsey is a lucky little girl :)

Hailey said...

it's amazing....I'm getting ready to send B off to kindergarten this fall too and I can hardly believe it. Not too long ago I was right where you are with Kinsey...

and yay for the MJ dancing :) It's all B wants to listen to in the car and her and J just bop along - it's sooo cute!

Kinsey is growing up fast for sure - but trust me when I say, it just gets more and more fun! You're going to love what the future holds!

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