My youngest son is going to be two in just a few months. He is slowly Transforming from a baby into this big kid who is so independent. He still wants to cuddle and kiss me on the lips, but he also wants to put on his own shoes and control what he gets to eat.
I see it happening right before my eyes. I have seen it 4 times before, but this time is different. This time, he is the last baby. His life will be full of lasts for me. The last breastfeed, the last diaper change, the last kid off to kindergarten and it has been such a hard transition. I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be this hard. I have been in the baby making season for so long, that this is all new territory for me. Not to mention the fact that I almost have a teenage daughter! (Which is an entirely different blog post)
It has changed the way I do my job. I want to snuggle babies more, I want to take more pictures, I want to talk to the mommas about all the struggles because I miss them already.
I miss the sound the my babies made when they were breastfeeding. I miss having a baby sleep on my chest in the middle of the day for hours. I miss the constant contact with my babies! I try to get hugs and kisses as much as possible now, but it’s never enough.
I really want to show each new mom how truly precious and fleeting this time is.
It has given me a new perspective about my work. I am so thankful and so blessed to be able to do what I do. So, I just want to say thank you to my clients! Thank you for sharing your babies with me because mine are growing up way too fast!