Friday, November 26, 2010


I'm almost down to single digits. Just days away from exciting changes.
I don't know how much longer these will be baby cheeks.
It's a little bittersweet to look at her knowing she soon will no longer be THE baby.
I know how this works, from the moment I see her after seeing him, she will be a big girl, not my baby. For two and half years, it's been her. And any-day now, all of the sudden she will be the big sister, instead of my baby.
We woke up this morning to the first light snow of the winter and I was so eager to take her out in it. She has no memories of snow. When she looked down at her boots and saw the snow on them she froze in her tracks and worriedly said, "Mommmmy, my boots are dirty!" And when she touched the snow she held out her hand and whined, "My hands are dirty!"
It won't be long, just the blink of an eye, and the yellow boots won't fit her, and will fit him.
I love my sweet, sweet Jenna and I'm savoring these last moments of her being the baby. Thankfully, she will always be my girl. I wish she could stay two forever, except for when she pees in the floor on purpose, {or Uncle Nate's leg}, or runs the opposite way when I call for her to come to me. I am blessed to be her mother, and blessed to have her be a big sister soon.


Our Crazy Crew said...

Gasp! I have those moments, too. Especially since my 11 year old is almost as tall as I am, splits and brings in firewood and does so much independent from me now. I just realized last week that I will need to figure out this highschool homeschooling thing in the next 2 years. GASP! At least he still crawls in my lap to be held. Treasures they are!

Bonnie said...

I remember feeling this way with Sam {he is the younger twin}. He always felt like he was my baby and when we were blessed with Gage it was odd to get my head wrapped around it.

When the twins met Gage for the first time seeing their almost 3 yr old bodies besides his teeny one made me realize how much they have grown. Now they will be 5 in less than 2 months and I just can't believe how fast time has gone.

Enjoy these moments with her and thank you for blogging about it.

Michelle said...

Very touching Miranda! I don't have one on the way but I'm watching my precious Audrey getting bigger everyday. When she was a 6 mos old and still very much a baby, I wished she'd stay that way forever. Now she's 21 mos. and SO much fun.. I miss the 6 mos old but so happy to experience this feisty, funny, sweet little thing I call my daughter. Everyday I miss her baby-ness but I'm so excited watching the butterfly unfold before my eyes.

I can't wait to hear the news when Baby Brady arrives. These Pike kids, by actual name or blood, are amazing!!!

Sarah B said...

This post is so precious!

Eleana said...

Oh Miranda, you've voiced exactly what I felt when I looked at Brea after Rhys was born. Nobody warned me it would happen, I blinked and she was a little girl.

I'm glad you're savoring these moments of Jenna's babyhood (so much of what she says and does reminds me of Brea).

Sending a hug your way.

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

Awww she is so adorable! She will always be your little girl no matter what. :)

the cape on the corner said...

what great pictures, i love the yellow boots one. coming over from amanda's party.

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is the sweetest post. Congrats on the soon to be new addition! They grow up waaay to fast, don't they? I have four also and I can't believe my baby is now 4 1/2. Makes me want to cry! Thanks for sharing. I'm here from Amanda's.

Southern Fried Gal said...

What a sweet post to your little girl. She will cherish this one day! Congratulations on your bundle of joy to be!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

She's such a cutie! I bet she'll make a great big sister. :) Thanks for joining my party this week. If you could please add a link back to me, or my party button to your post, that would be great.