Really sad that my baby is growing so fast

(17 Posts)
sparklechops Wed 12-Dec-12 11:49:30

I feel like this too. My baby is nine months today and her front top teeth have appeared. Soooo exciting but also sad as she looks different when she smiles. But I am trying not to dwell on life going by so fast. I would rather enjoy each moment for what it is. She just keeps getting more beautiful by the day.

matana Mon 10-Dec-12 13:47:14

I found that looking forward to the next exciting milestone was a good way of mourning for the previous stage. I still get dewy eyed thinking back to when DS was a teeny, tiny, sleepy newborn - and then smile or laugh till my eyes bleed because he's just done or said something he's never done before. Newborns don't have a sense of humour, for example. And they don't return cuddles or say "I love you!" enthusiastically. This morning my 2 yo DS sat sweetly in our bed while i got ready for work, talking to me about dinosaurs and then defiantly refusing to get dressed. He also gave me a lovely squeeze and a kiss when i dropped him at his CM, before happily stomping into a room full of children where he quickly became the centre of attention - a real clown. It amazes me to see the fabulous little man he is today and gives me a glimpse of the man he'll be in the future. I do believe that i will never, ever, stop being amazed.

3plus2 Mon 10-Dec-12 12:55:58

sad((

sammysaidso Mon 10-Dec-12 01:35:57

My baby ds is 16weeks old and I already miss when he was tiny, he's big enough now to kick his daddy in the head when I'm feeding him. Its amazing to watch then grow.

Dancergirl Mon 10-Dec-12 00:18:22

Me too. My baby (also 3rd) is nearly 6. Fine at the moment cos she's still little but I feel those 'being little' days slipping away.

nelliesmum Sun 09-Dec-12 22:41:45

I find myself feeling nostalgic about events while they are actually happening...

3plus2 Sun 09-Dec-12 22:24:48

I'm guess I'm just sad that life is moving on.......

DazR Sun 09-Dec-12 22:17:48

Well - my precious babes are now 18 and 21!! Both girls and still very much a part of our lives. They are now both at uni (one currently on a placement) but that brings new opportunities and big celebrations when we are together again. I think being a parent is great - full stop. It doesn't stop at any age - each stage of their growth and development is still as rewarding today as it was when they were little. So don't despair - embrance each new stage with enthusiasm and look forward to each new experience.

RobinsBaubleSparkles Sun 09-Dec-12 22:07:33

I feel like this. I have two and I'm not having anymore. As much as a PITA DD2 can be (toddler tantrums are in full swing! She completely embarrassed me yesterday outside a shop with a full on, lying on the floor, kicking, screaming tantrum) anyone at Cheshire Oaks yesterday who walked past and looked in horror at the exasperated woman with the screaming child on the floor - hi, yes that was me! She is also a fabulous, funny little thing and I will miss not having a toddler or a baby in the house ever again.

3plus2 Sun 09-Dec-12 22:03:01

Thanks everyone glad I'm not the only blubbering mess emotional mother smile

BackforGood Sun 09-Dec-12 21:58:24

Well my dc are teens, and it's lovely to see them grow into such lovely individuals. I never saw any of my dc as a baby forever, that's just one of so many fantastic stages they go through on the whole journey of their lives. Try to enjoy all the bits you like about the baby stage, but also remember the pleasure / excitement you got when you first saw your older ones sit up / crawl / stand / walk / say their first word / etc.etc,.etc. It's lovely when they do all those things, so try to take time to enjoy them (I know it's not easy with 3 dc to find time for much) smile

jaggythistle Sun 09-Dec-12 21:57:39

me too. i felt it a lot with my first, but it's worse now with my second.

life seems to be flying by even faster and also he's so big that he didn't seem to be a tiny baby for long. he's grown so fast i keep having to remind DH that he's only 8mo!

he is also very likely to be my last. sad

PinkFairyTaleOfNewYork Sun 09-Dec-12 21:52:48

My baby is 7 and I still feel like this.

Tolly81 Sun 09-Dec-12 21:51:35

Adore my DD too and miss her even when she's asleep! But love seeing her grow up and can't wait to see what kind of little person she becomes!

I feel like this and she is my first! I just love her so much every day!

mamasmissionimpossible Sun 09-Dec-12 21:49:04

I feel like this too, my ds is 9 months and it has gone so fast. He is also my third and last I keep trying to look at him in the mirror as I feel him growing before my eyes. <sob>

3plus2 Sun 09-Dec-12 21:43:28

I'm finding I'm getting more and more sad each day and nearly cry cause my baby is growing so fast sad she is beautiful and my third baby. I think because she is my third I won't be having any more due to financial reasons , my OH would happily have more and if I felt I could afford it I would in a heartbeat. Everyone loves her, she is so happy and I lover her so much. My pregnancy, birth and her 5 months of life have flown by and I'm so sad that's it's gone this fast. Is this normal to feel this way?

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