They grow so quick…

I’m writing this following a small breakdown of tears after Busby’s bath this evening! I’m pathetically emotional. Sigh. 

What started it? Well, she’s about to grow out of her baby bath. I can remember her first bath like it was yesterday; the screaming, her turning bright red (from screaming, not the water!), the fear that she might drown – even though we never let go of her… Afterwards we wrapped her up in her cuddle robe and stared at her in awe (awe mixed with a little bit of terror; was every bath going to be like this?!?).

During tonight’s bath it really hit home how quickly she’s growing and changing. I’m only just starting to come out of the newborn thicket into the slightly less dense copse of Motherhood. So much of her first few months is a blur, and I feel like I should have made more of it; taken even more advantage of the post-feed cuddles, the newborn fast asleep on me! Not waiting for the next milestone to happen, but enjoying and appreciating the current one.

There are so many magic moments ahead of us, and I’m so glad we’re doing the 365 Days of Busby, as it means we really can look back and remember each day; documenting how much she has changed. But I guess what I’ve realised today is that every day as a Mutti is a magic moment, even the difficult days; becoming a Mother is definitely the best thing that’s ever happened to me, and I will try my best to always appreciate how lucky I am. 

I’m linking up with Magic Moments over at The Oliver’s Madhouse


  1. 3rd June 2013 / 2:04 pm

    Lovely post – it is so sad isn’t it. I think with my first I was so excited for her to reach the next milestone that I wished the time away but with my second I just want her to stay small and I get so sad when I have to put a size of clothes up the loft or something else she has grown out of! L x

    • 3rd June 2013 / 6:58 pm

      It’s so sad! 🙁 xx

  2. 3rd June 2013 / 3:33 pm

    I am so regretful of not making the most of newborn cuddles. I’m in complete disbelief at the moment of how different Albie is, I can’t remember those early days at all I don’t recall him being newborn at all!xx

    • 3rd June 2013 / 6:58 pm

      Everything is a total blur! xx

  3. 3rd June 2013 / 3:38 pm

    awww honey big hugs, i know how these moments get you! thanks for linking up with #magicmomens xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • 3rd June 2013 / 6:58 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  4. 3rd June 2013 / 4:05 pm

    beautiful post. If it makes you feel better… they never grow too big for the family bath 🙂
    treasure every second with her. it seems like a moment ago that mine were that age and now theyre 7 and 3!

    • 3rd June 2013 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you 🙂 We have an awesome duck bath for the next bit 🙂 I can’t even imagine her as a 7 year old at the moment!! xx

  5. 3rd June 2013 / 6:50 pm

    Aw really lovely post but don’t worry as my boy still gives me huge cuddles and kisses. Each stage just gets better and better 🙂 I so know where you’re coming from though lovely xxx

    • 3rd June 2013 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you sweetie 🙂 xxx

  6. 3rd June 2013 / 8:18 pm

    Awwww, this is lovely. It is sad that they grow so fast and seem to get that bit less needy every day, but you’re so right that every day is a magic moment that we are so lucky to have!

    • 3rd June 2013 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 We really are so lucky xx

  7. 4th June 2013 / 7:55 am

    This post brought a tiny tear to my eye. Since Joseph was born, have tried to commit certain moments to memory, but it’s just not really possible. Seven months have gone by in a blur, and i admit, with the joy of every achievement, is a tiny pang for what is lost. He fell asleep on my chest yesterday, wanting to snuggle in for comfort, so different to that newborn need for security and comfort, but just as perfect.
    Am determined to love and welcome every step on his journey to become the person he is going to be!

    • 4th June 2013 / 6:56 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment!

      Bea fell asleep on me yesterday too, for the first time in ages – it was so lovely 🙂 xx

  8. 4th June 2013 / 12:10 pm

    I’m starting to realise how fast they grow myself. I thought my husband had not put our 5 week old feet to foot in the mosses basket last night as she was three quarters of the way up it (she started out half way and for some reason I thought that’s where she still was) turns out she was. Makes me sad, not ready for her to have to go in her own cot and room yet so really hoping she will not fill the mosses basket any time soon.

    • 4th June 2013 / 6:59 pm

      Oh it’s so sad when they move into their own room!! xx

  9. 4th June 2013 / 6:04 pm

    They grow up so quickly don’t they – I can’t believe our toddler is nearly two and a half. It’s just brilliant being able to document everything and watch them grow 🙂

    • 4th June 2013 / 6:59 pm

      They really do!

      Yes – definitely better now that we have awesome technology to be able to document xx

  10. 4th June 2013 / 9:17 pm

    It was when I had a second baby that I realised quite how big my toddler had become and it made me so sad! I wish they stayed little a bit longer x

    • 4th June 2013 / 9:24 pm

      Wouldn’t it be lovely? Just a few more months…and to be able to have that off work too xx

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