This is my baby.

This weekend, I bought her her first piece of grown-up intimate apparel.

Where did the time go?

And how do I slow it down?

Can I slow it down?

Just a little bit, even?





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  1. oh dear, denene…it happens, but it's not fun. i am sad right there with you, girl. right there.

  2. T.Allen-Mercado

    NO! (Hugs) I feel your pain, right here in my heart. I'm not ready either, although I know we'll be best buds and all…I like being mommy for now.

    BTW In this picture, that is Nick's baby! 😀

  3. Aww, take lots of deep breaths, it'll be okay. Promise.

  4. Teresha@Marlie and Me

    *sigh* I don't think you can ever be ready for the growing up part. Someone told me to think of it as an evolution in your relationship. she may be grown on the outside, but she'll always be your baby on the inside. As for me, I am not looking forward to ANY of those puberty milestones (bra shopping, her period, boyfriends, etc…).

  5. "We must let them grow because it is with growth that they truly become beautiful"..Latrice.

  6. Progression is always too darn fast when it comes to our babies. I did a similar pre-grown-up-but-still-intimate-apparel shop for my 6 year old =/.

  7. No one is ever ready for our babies to grow into women, and our baby boys men. No, you cannot slow down time nor stop it. My children are grown, and have given me nine beautiful grandchildren, but there's a different feeling with your own babies when your arms hurt because you no longer can hold your baby. You miss your babies, and they're standing tall right next to you. Who are these men and women calling me Mom you ask. Remember when one door closes, another one opens. You have a child, a woman, and then a child! Good luck my new friend. I'm following you. Hope you can find time to follow me too.

  8. No, don't we all wish we could. I am not ready for the questions, I am not ready for dating, I am not ready for kissing, I am NEVER going to be ready, who told me to be a mother, I am not ready for this ARGGGGGGGGGGGGhhhhhhhhhhh I stay prayerful

  9. Joyful Mom at

    I'm glad you posted this. I feel the same way.

    I spend a lot of time preparing for the future- saving for college, planting the seeds of possibility in my girls' minds, and imagining them as adults. But I know the these tangible signs that they are truly on the way to grown are going to make me sigh, and cry, and send me to their box of baby clothes to remember what was.

  10. GYF Executive Director

    I am not ready either! I know that I am supposed to be the level-headed and reasonable Auntie. But, I need a moment too. (whew!) Ok- its going to be alright.

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