Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Sleeper

 
 
I had a little bit of a mommy moment Tuesday night. 
 
 I girl I know from Twitter sold us a few of her daughter's sleepers. I got them in last week, and noticed one in there that looked familiar. 
 
 
A cute little green sleeper.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  
But it looked familiar.
I went back and looked, and we had this same exact sleeper in a newborn size.
 
This was the first thing we put our little girl in once she was home with us...we literally changed her from her going home dress to this.  Obviously, this was a newborn size and the one we put her in Tuesday night was 9 months, but besides size, there was no difference.
I'm not going to lie, it made me a little sad.  Part of me wants her to fit in those newborn sleepers forever...even if, for her, newborn sizes only lasted a couple of days. :) I loved that little, snuggly baby in the precious first few days that we had her.
 
And part of me wants to watch her grow.  I can't wait to see what her favorite color is, how she signs her name, what her favorite kind of sandwich will be, and if she has a quick sense of humor like her daddy.  I can't wait to see what kind of person she becomes.
 
 I see now what everybody was telling me - it goes so fast.  It seems like we just held this baby in the newborn sleeper.  And, all of a sudden, she turned into the baby in the 9 month sleeper.  Overnight.
 
Each stage gets better and better.  But I'd like time to slow down just a little, if that's ok.  Because I want to remember every detail this precious little girl's life.