Knobby Knees and Elbows

We were all a little sick yesterday.  Stayed home from church.  Stayed  home, period.  I was laying on my bed when the twins came in.  I had each one snuggle up to me, one on each arm like we used to when they were smaller.

It was really nice.  For all of about 20 seconds.  Until their heads started getting heavy on my arm and they started squirming around.

I realize that my children are all growing up, but this sort of drove the point home.  AGAIN.  ALL of my “babies” have lost their baby fat and are all knobby knees and elbows and in short, just too big to cuddle comfortably like they used to be.

Here’s a big BOO HOO.

Because, if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times.

I want my children to grow up.  I do.  But yet, I don’t.

I miss those round little babies.


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    Laurie J says

    I’m crying there with you. It is exciting to see their accomplishments and take those necessary steps but at the same time I always want to hit the pause button for just a little bit.

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    Me either.

    I was looking at my 6 year old yesterday and noticing how big he is. Tall, skinny, and.. big. 🙁

    And it sounds silly, but their ear cartilage isn’t squishy anymore, and that makes me so sad 🙁

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    I was just talking to Hubby about this yesterday – saying I am going to have to wait until my children grow up and have kids of their own to have a baby around again. They should stay little forever.

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    That’s how I felt yesterday when I came home from being away for the weekend and I came in the door and Katie was WALKING around. I’m like NO, you can’t be walking yet! But then it’s also kinda nice that she can walk now… 😉 So bittersweet.

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    Laura says

    I know what you mean. Mine are huge!! I measured T yesterday and he is 5 ft tall!! When did that happen?? Hope you are feeling better.

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    I know exactly how you feel. I look at my four year old sometimes and wish he could still go in the sling. And with his baby brother due to arrive in six weeks, I’m feeling like the four year old really ISN’T the baby anymore. And that makes me sad, which makes me cry because I’m stupidly pregnant at this point, and everything makes me cry. I’m very excited to have another baby in the house, but so sad my first baby is about to be designated a “big” something in a few short weeks.

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