Wednesday, May 18, 2011

our "baby".

Eden is almost 3...



She's growing up, which is exciting yet sad. She's our fourth and our last, and as she outgrows the baby stages the reality hits us that this will be the last time we get to experience them.



So we soak it in, we laugh, we don't encourage her to "hurry" and grow up like we did with the others, keeping it slow so we can enjoy each step.

I now see why sometimes the youngest is forever considered the "baby".

13 comments:

Heidi Jo said...

can totally relate. she's precious.

Alli said...

Oh I totally know how you are feeling! My little man is almost 2 and I cannot believe it! It's so bittersweet!

Sarah-Anne said...

love that sweet girl!! she is so beautiful just like her mama. :)

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

We're having these same feelings about our youngest. He's two and a half, and we just keep saying, "This is our last first bike!" Stuff like that. It's so sad. And at the same time...no more up late at night with teething toddlers or diapers or tantrums...

Karen in VT said...

She is ADORABLE...I feel like I see her personality in your pics :) Sweet with just a bit of sass if I'm reading it right ;) It is bittersweet...I'm pregnant with our fourth and we're not sure if we'll have any more, so I'm really savoring every moment of this pregnancy and still it feels like it's going much too quickly. I can't even imagine when we start experiencing the growing milestones with this one...I know I'm pregnant, but I'm getting teary just thinking about it...

mama marchand said...

She is absolutely adorable! :)

MommyBonde said...

She's beautiful. :) She has a beautiful name too. We had our 2nd daughter on May 3rd and named her Eden. Eden Grayce. :) What's your daughter's middle name?

emily in iowa said...

She is so cute! :) I totally get it...our baby is 3 1/2 and I just can't soak enough of him in. They are TRULY a gift from GOD.

Nichole said...

Adorable!!

Ness said...

My baby is almost 3 too! Doesn't it break your heart they grow up so fast!!!

Teri Ann said...

Your baby is beautiful and precious! My baby is going to be 22 years beautiful next month and can totally relate to your comment about the youngest always being the baby in the family, she is our baby and always will be..we still call her every night to say goodnight and sweet dreams. One day she will be a busy Mother and won't have time for our silliness, so just like when she was quickly growing up we are savoring the moments. Enjoy this time with your baby.... God Bless xo Teri

Sarah said...

Yes, our baby is 2 1/2 right now and I still treat him like a baby although he is quite large! She's adorable!

Shelley (EvenAndy) said...

They do grow up so fast. I love the name Eden and she is a beautiful 'baby'.