21.6.11

5 months

I started bawling the other night during Masterchef. Paddy looked over at me from the other end of the couch with a concerned expression. His eyes darted between the T.V and me, as if trying to figure out what had happened during the Pressure Test that had turned me into such an emotional wreck.

"What's wrong?"
"I don't want her to grow up", I blurted. "I just want her to be a baby forever. I want her to stay just like this".
He smiled. "Yeah I know... but you wait until she's running around and talking and all those things. Every stage is going to feel like the best stage. It's only going to get better and better, you'll see".


In my heart of hearts, I know this must be true. But it's just so hard to fathom that she could be any cuter. That we could lover her any more. My heart explodes.

I'm so desperate to hang on to this time with her, but I can't wait for all those next stages and the joy, love, tears, frustration, exhaustion, laughter, affection and wonder that they will bring.

Happy 5 months Lalie Bug! You are everything. And then some.

17 comments :

  1. Happy 5 months to the cutest, smiliest, well-shod, designer-clad babe around!! You've changed so much in 5 months, can't wait to see what you get up to in the next 5. It does get better with every stage (although I'm only a few ahead of you), but I suspect that desire to keep them as a baby is what keeps us reproducing. In spite of the horrid, horrid, sleepless nights. Kellie xx

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  2. i can see why. she is perfection. i want to smooch her.

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  3. What a lovely post - and what an ADORABLE child you have - I agree, she truly is perfection!

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  4. it does get better and then even better...i promise you.

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  5. oh i totally understand! Noa is 6 months and i just adore this age... just beautiful...perfect skin, big eyes, cute little lips, rosy cheeks, beautiful smiles, genuine cuddles.. (sigh)
    I remember bawling when Inda turned one for the same reasons but it is the same at every stage. Inda is now three and each stage you want to freeze time and keep them there (except maybe the two year old tantrums).
    She is quite the adorable child and one without a bad outfit in her closet :) x

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  6. Beautiful! Great idea for the photos! She is gorgeous, i love her sweet little smile!
    Savor every minute, because it all goes too quickly. xx

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  7. awww. she's so sweet. i can understand why you want to press pause.

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  8. I think that I say the "please, just stay a little baby forever" at least 5 times a day!!!

    Your girl is ssssoooo cute :)

    And masterchef is so much fun, ah!

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  9. Good morning lady! Yes, Paddy must have one- if you read between the lines it says 'this is warm, don't even think about touching me' ;)

    Olive is sitting in a little Ikea high chair. Its the best thing, right at table height. I bought a big expensive high chair for Joseph but wish i hadn't. If you have not yet bought a high chair, get the ikea cheapie- its better than the others!

    xo

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  10. Morning Em - ahhh, I see! Thanks for the tip... I have been avoiding the whole high chair thing because they are so bloody ugly - aesthetics before function 'round here! The ones I've seen are monstrous and even though they fold up they resemble some kind of exercise machine. I'll check the ikea one out. They're usually pretty good with design. No ugly bells and whistles... okay, off to buy a hottie now ;) xx

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  11. Awww she is too sweet for words!! What a smile! You will be able to look back on these gorgeous baby photos forever but for now enjoy every single moment! And please remind me of this when i'll be thinking the very same thing come next year :)

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  12. they sure are ugly! Go ikea, their sale starts on thursday too! whoop whoop!

    xo

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  13. Those expressions are priceless!

    I'm sad about my pregnancy zipping by, so I'm a little worried how I'll feel when the little one is here! In that sense I can sympathise :)
    x

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  14. Adorable! It goes go quickly (which is why I blog to remember). Yep, each stage will hold very amusing and sweet moments for you. Just you see x

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  15. what a beautiful little girl! and i love your handwriting - so perfect!!! and mama, you are not alone. i bawl all the time thinking about my daughter growing up. but you are drinking in your time with her - that is the most important thing.

    happy birthday eulalie!

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  16. Hi Claire, that lovely Mandy at 16 House, constantly bringing people together. Lovely to find you and your blog too. Dee

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  17. Yep, those babies growing up so fast totally sucks.

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