This morning our littlest lady had her 9 month well visit. 9 months! It’s amazing that the moment you become a parent it seems like the fast forward button is pushed on your life. Time simply just starts to fly. This time last year I remember enjoying these quite mornings at home, while both of the big kids were at school. I remember thinking just how am I going to manage being a mom to three children. Now I sit here watching this amazing little girl crawling around here like a mad woman! Seriously, where have these last 9 months gone?!
When I was pregnant with my first child everyone and their mother told me how fast time starts to go once that baby comes. I remember smiling, nodding and thinking ok if I have to hear that one more time! But seriously… Everyone is right! Sometimes, I still can’t believe I am 31 and have three children! Seriously, wasn’t I just in college living it up in Boston?! What happened to the last 10 years?! I would not change a thing about my life, except maybe just slow it down a little. With all the day to day tasks that need to be accomplished, I feel I don’t get to appreciate all the little moments! I am making a conscious effort to live in the moment and celebrate every little thing!
I am not a very sappy person, but when it come to the kiddos I have a soft spot, obviously. I am so thankful to be able to spend so much time at home with them. And when I think about how truly fast time is going I get a little choked up! I’m not sure we ever really planned on have three children. This is just kind of where life took us. We moved around a little when Collin was in the military and it just so happens we had a new baby with each home we have had. Now we don’t plan on moving again any time soon, so I’m not sure if there are any more babies in our future.
As a mom and woman I’m not sure if I will every truly feel like I am done having children. I think about this often. We are not at a point where we are ready to say we are completely done having children, but we are content for now. I am putting all my energy into being the best mom I can be to these three little crazies I have now. If another one comes along later then that’s a huge blessing, if not then that’s fine too. Of course money and time play huge factors in the decision to expand our family. I think we are at an amazing place right now and we are trying our best to live in the moment. As we all know those moments go way too fast!
Ok sorry! This post got to be little Dear Diary, but I am using this blog as a place to put out exactly what is going on in our lives right now. These are the thoughts that go through my crazy mind and some of the conversations Collin and I have been having lately. So amongst the messy house, sleepless nights, struggled days and dinner thrown on the floor I am doing my best to get by and enjoy every little moment. I am sure there are so many moms and parents out there that face these same struggles. I would love to hear how you are all navigating the mom life and what special things you do to help you live in the moment!?