So many kids, I don't know what to do.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Last of the Firsts

I am linking up with Pour Your Heart Out on Things I Can't Say.

Shaye Baby is the last.

Although I do think five kids is plenty for our family, I am sometimes sad that there will be no more babies. Let me stress that I am quite happy never to be pregnant again. I am not quite as glad that there won't be any more babies to feed, or heads to sniff, or toes to kiss.(If Ty knew this made me sad he would be happy to let me kiss his. No Thanks!)

Everything Shaye Baby does is special, because she is Shaye Baby. It is also special because it is the last.

The last one to meet Daddy.

The last first poke from a big brother.

The last first smile.

The last first Christmas.

The last first food.

The last first toleration from Grizelda.

The last first time holding a bottle.

The last first crawl.

The last first swing.

The last first wave.

The last first steps.

The last first day of school.

The last first driving lesson. Ok. Maybe I am getting ahead of myself here.

I think you can understand. I am just going to miss having a baby around. Just going through all my pictures to find these made me sad that it all goes so quickly. What is that saying, "The minutes are slow, but the years are fast." Something to that affect.

In no hurry to be a gramma though. I recently told Ty he could not have ANY kids until Shaye Baby graduated and went to college. He did the math in his head really quickly and said, "I'LL BE 31!". He said this the same way I replied to him when he thought I was in labor with her and wanted to drive me to the hospital, "I CAN'T IMAGINE THE MEDICAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WOULD REQUIRE YOUR 13 YEAR OLD SELF TO DRIVE ME ANYWHERE!"

It was almost as if he thought 31 was OLD.

So, it makes be happy to see her growing and healthy, but it makes me sad too. As much as I love each of them from time to time I do miss their baby selves.

I also linked up to Daze in the Desert's You Know You're a Mom When............
I decided this post counted. Who else cares about baby's first roll over?


  1. Oh, this made me tear up. I have three and we know that our youngest is our last. I'm okay with that- most of the time. But, then, I see a little baby and I get an ache, knowing that I won't have any more little ones. My baby will be two next week. :(

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. What great pictures! She's so beautiful.

  3. This was so bittersweet!! She is beautiful, and I would want her to stay a baby always too!!

  4. I can relate 100%. I just haven't decided if Colton is our last or not. Just when I think he is, I decide he's not, then he is, then not. You get the picture.

    Very touching post.

  5. Awwww, that was sweet...the last firsts. That'd be a great title for a book about this. Anyway, I'm tagging behind from the Tuesday blog hop - but I got here - and I'm your newest follower. Your blog looks great by the way.

    Hope you'll come visit my blog and follow me too?

  6. What a beautiful post... and hilarious there at the end! I have only 2 babies, and I'm also done, and I feel the same way sometimes.
    Nice to "meet" you and your blog!

  7. The days are long, but the years are short.

    So true. My husband popped in some old tapes the other day of when my girls were little. My hand flew to my mouth to escape the sob that erupted out of me. Their sweet little baby voices, their pudgy arms and legs, everything about them was so gorgeous in its babyness. The days, they have whooshed by like a Cat 5 hurricane.

    Beautiful post, indeed.

  8. I just wrote about this same thing recently! It's so hard to know that the last means no more. This really made me tear up, and smile at the same time.

    I LOVE your "goal" fits me perfectly too!

    Thanks for visiting, and I will be back to visit you again for sure!

  9. What a lovely post and the photos along the way are perfect. I love the concept of the last first...

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today & commenting---I tried to email you back, but you're a no-reply blogger. If you want to fix it, go into your settings and put your email address will make it easier for people to reply to comments you leave....

  10. Oh my goodness!! She is so beautiful!

  11. Hi Heather!
    Savor every moment because it does go by quick!

  12. Totally bittersweet!! She is a doll!


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