But as I looked through my pictures and reflected on the past few months, I realized that in the past 3 months, I've hosted 2 birthday parties, celebrated 1 baptism, watched 2 school music programs, attended 4 dance recitals, drove to 1 out of town funeral, chaperoned 1 school field trip, held 2 massive garage sales, went to 2 dentist appointments and numerous doctor appointments, got 6 children's haircuts, toted 3 small girls to nearly 50 chiropractor appointments, celebrated 2 holidays, taught 2 classes at church, and continued doing all the other "normal" day to day things that come with raising 4 kids!
So I guess it's no surprise that amidst of all of this busyness called "life", May 16th snuck up on me. Much too quickly, it snuck up on me.
On May 16th, our little Abby Grace turned 3 months old!
I truly don't know how 3 months could have gone so quickly. I remember writing this post when Molly was just one month old. How true those words are still today.
Trying to find balance in this busy life of mine is a constant struggle. But realizing how quickly 3 months has come and gone is a somewhat painful reminder to me to slow down and soak in this special time... the time of having a new, tiny baby in my life. Because I know all too well that babies are babies for just a tiny minute and with the blink of an eye, they become toddlers... talking, tantrum throwing, terrible two year old toddlers (ahem!).
A milestone for our baby girl and a wake up call for me.
In 3 months, our littlest girl has gained close to 4 pounds and grown several inches. Her cheeks are chubby and her little thighs have precious tiny rolls.
She smiles, coos, and even tries to laugh... especially for her older siblings.
She is her Daddy's girl... our first brown hair, brown - eyed girl!
And although she is still quite fussy, she is by far our happiest fussy baby yet.
And best of all...
She sleeps at night! As in sleeps mostly through the night! Her nighttime sleeping is a true miracle and almost too good to be true. It is God's little gift to us... of that, I'm certain!
So many changes, so much growing, too little time to stop and enjoy it all.
I am glad summer is upon us as I intend to slow down (after I get through the bible school I am organizing - ha!) and enjoy these next 3 months... be more present in them. Because I know from experience that August 16th will sneak up on me just as quickly as May 16th did.
And another 3 Months will have come and gone.