Remember the time…

Remember the time you opened your eyes and looked at me for the first time? You took my breath away with your presence and my universe changed.

Remember the time you were taken from us in the night because you couldn’t breath? Your daddy stood by the door waiting for your return and asked every nurse that walked by when you would come back.

Remember the time you struggled to eat? And the time after that? And every time you ate for the next year? But we persevered because together we are determined and strong.

Remember the time you slept alone in your crib for the first time? So tiny in your big bed. We checked on you every half hour and slept with the monitor in our bed.

Remember the time you rolled over and discovered that you could travel? You were unstoppable and full of joy.

Remember the time you brought your knees underneath you and crawled forward? We cheered for you and encouraged your growth while mourning the little baby you were inching away from.

Remember the time you celebrated your first birthday? Balloons, cake, presents, and friends. Everyone celebrating your first year of life. A whole year brighter because of you.

Remember the time you went to daycare for the first time? You smiled at your new friends, reached out for the toys and waved at daddy. He peeked at you from around the corner, wiping his tears away, while you familiarized yourself, giggled, and pulled toys down from the shelves.

Remember the time you stepped away from your dad and kept on walking? I jumped up and down, clapping my hands and screaming. We were so proud of you and your unsteady steps closer to being independent.

Remember the time you laid your head on my shoulder and called me mommy? You didn’t call me mamma, and haven’t since. I am mommy now.

Remember the time I held you tight? Tighter than anytime before? I’m holding onto your infant stage, your innocence, your need for mamma.

I’m not ready to let go.

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33 Responses to Remember the time…
  1. Lady Estrogen
    July 25, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Awwwee – that is so touching. Beautiful.

    And yet, I’m still going to be singing Michael Jackson for the rest of the day. You know that, right?

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 25, 2011 | 6:19 pm

      I didn’t even think of that.
      You WOULD be the one to point that out! LOL

  2. Rach (DonutsMama)
    July 25, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Awww, so sweet. I love each new milestone–it’s thrilling and heartbreaking at the same time.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 25, 2011 | 6:19 pm

      You said it just right Rach.

  3. Julie @ mamamash
    July 25, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Sweet lips! I love watching my kiddo sleep, his face gets about ten times chubbier.

    It’s going by too fast, Leighann. Slow it down!

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 25, 2011 | 6:19 pm

      I know it…
      why do they have to grow?
      Lets start working on a time machine.

  4. liz
    July 25, 2011 | 11:36 am

    Don’t worry; she’ll still need you for a long time to come.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 25, 2011 | 6:18 pm

      I know it… but she’s getting so big so fast.
      🙁

  5. Roxanne
    July 25, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    Just beautiful.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 25, 2011 | 6:18 pm

      Thank you so much!

  6. Crystal
    July 25, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    You made me cry! Gorgeous. I feel the same way. It’s all so bittersweet. Thank you for posting.
    Crystal
    http://www.SoooBig.WordPress.com

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 25, 2011 | 6:06 pm

      Thanks Crystal!!
      Glad that you liked it so much.

  7. Nic
    July 25, 2011 | 4:52 pm

    Sweet! Love this.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 25, 2011 | 6:06 pm

      Thanks nic! xo

  8. Alison@Mama Wants This
    July 25, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    Awww, beautiful. Hold onto all those gorgeous times, tuck them away somewhere safe (I find the heart is best). There will be many more times to love, appreciate, embrace and tuck away. xoxo

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 25, 2011 | 6:04 pm

      Alison, this comment is perfect!
      Thank you.

  9. Mom on a Line
    July 25, 2011 | 10:08 pm

    You evoked simply beautiful images.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 27, 2011 | 9:25 pm

      Thank you so very much

  10. Jessica
    July 26, 2011 | 2:39 am

    Precious. I have lived all of these memories with both of my children and they are all special moments to be cherished. There are many more to come in life.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 27, 2011 | 9:24 pm

      Thanks Jessica.
      I love looking at the pics of your girls and your vlogs.
      I’m so glad that it keeps getting better.

  11. MamaRobinJ
    July 27, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Don’t you wish you could stop time, just for a bit? I know. It goes way too fast.

    We’re past this now and I’m holding on to his toddler-ness as long as I can. That’s going too fast too.

    Damn kids.

    Beautiful post. xo

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 27, 2011 | 9:18 pm

      I’m just so happy that I keep hearing that it just keeps getting better.

  12. Deb
    July 29, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    Oh, how this makes my heart ache with the sweetness and the inevitability of independence! It seems like you’re prepared to savor each of these steps, and when I read beautiful reflections such as these, I’m reminded to do the same. Thank you.

    (That picture! So. Sweet.)

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 29, 2011 | 10:12 pm

      Thank you so much for this sweet sweet comment.
      I really do try to take in every special second.

      • Deb
        July 29, 2011 | 10:24 pm

        I was desperately trying to remember the name of a book my sister sent me to prepare for the first day of school, though it’s not quite imminent. I couldn’t then, but I do now:
        The Kissing Hand.

        My sister used to read it to kids at elementary school, and bought me a copy based on how much both she and the kids loved it. I wonder if I should return the favor, now that she’s halfway through her first pregnancy? Probably so!

  13. Bruna
    July 29, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    I love these type of posts! So touching and heart warming. They take me back in time and make me feel all the same things about my own children. I love the photo!

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 29, 2011 | 10:01 pm

      Thank you Bruna!!
      I am having a hard time accepting that my daughter is growing from a baby to a toddler.
      Sigh.

  14. Juggling Act
    July 29, 2011 | 7:08 pm

    Such powerful writing. I was picturing my children’s memories as I was reading your’s. Like you, I’m not ready to let go and I don’t think I ever will.
    Joining you from Let’s Bee Friends.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 29, 2011 | 9:59 pm

      so glad that you enjoyed the writing.
      I often wonder when you get to the point where you accept that it’s time for your children to move on and live their own lives.
      It must be so hard.

  15. Karen @ Time Crafted
    July 30, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    Loved the ‘Remember the time’ carried throughout the piece. So many sweet kidlet memories to keep close to our hearts, for many many years to come. And our kidlets keep on needing us, just in different ways as they grow. Though, I hope the hugs & kisses will always continue! :>

    • multitaskingmumma
      August 1, 2011 | 9:21 pm

      Thank you for this comment.
      So touching and made me feel so much better about her growing up.

  16. cindy
    August 4, 2011 | 7:28 am

    So read another one of your posts right before this and it had me on the verge of tears–this one has them streaming down my face. so beautiful. How can we make it so our little ones never grow up?

    • multitaskingmumma
      August 4, 2011 | 9:53 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely words. I’m flattered.
      If you find a way to freeze time let me know!

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