Having a teary-eyed Mommy moment this evening

  1. My youngest has stubbornly refused to drink milk out of any container except a bottle. I never fussed at her about it because I figured it was a comfort thing for her, since her bottle feedings were our cuddle times when she was smaller. She has finally turned into a "big girl" and uses only cups, so today I cleaned out the cupboards and put all of her bottles in a bag to put away..............





    and cried while I was doing it...........
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  3. by   CHATSDALE
    they say that when they learn to walk they start to walk away from you
    there will be many times like these
    first day at kindergarden
    firs sleep over
    high school
    college
    marriage

    enjoy every moment between now and forever
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from TazziRN
    My youngest has stubbornly refused to drink milk out of any container except a bottle. I never fussed at her about it because I figured it was a comfort thing for her, since her bottle feedings were our cuddle times when she was smaller. She has finally turned into a "big girl" and uses only cups, so today I cleaned out the cupboards and put all of her bottles in a bag to put away..............





    and cried while I was doing it...........

    Awwwwwww, I hear ya Mommy

    Well you will have to do your cuddles during your read-a-book and or prayer time - my son was a cuddler for several years longer than I expected him to be.

    Your youngest though ... so it is all the more poignant...

    {{{{{{{{{{{Tazzi}}}}}}}
  5. by   Jolie
    Awww. Indulge yourself this moment.

    Having worked as an OB/NICU nurse for 9 years before having my own children, I seriously worried that I would not enjoy my children as much as they grew up. I am delighted to report that hasn't been the case at all. I find them infinitely more fascinating as they grow. Some of my proudest moments of motherhood have included realizing that I was actually having a conversation with my young daughter, watching my girls write their names for the first time, watching my oldest learn to ride a bike, watching my youngest swim across the pool, etc.

    So, while I cherished those baby moments, I find (to my surprise) that I really don't miss them. I hope the same for you
  6. by   JaxiaKiley
    Awww
    **hugs**
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    I know how you feel Tazzi . . . . :icon_hug:

    Having a 5 year old when you also have adult children really makes you miss the kids your older ones were . . .long time ago. It is like you lost them and can never see them again.

    That makes me cry . . . .

    steph
  8. by   TazziRN
    This is a baby I never thought I would have. I got my older kids when they were 9 and 10, and I was told I would never have babies of my own. When Demon made her presence known it was a total shock, and I have held on to her babyhood as long as I possibly could. This was just one more indication that my baby ain't no baby anymore, and it's my last chance at the experience, and I'm having a hard time with that......
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from TazziRN
    This is a baby I never thought I would have. I got my older kids when they were 9 and 10, and I was told I would never have babies of my own. When Demon made her presence known it was a total shock, and I have held on to her babyhood as long as I possibly could. This was just one more indication that my baby ain't no baby anymore, and it's my last chance at the experience, and I'm having a hard time with that......
    Oh, I didn't know that! Well I imagine that DOES make it harder ... {{{{{Taz}}}}
  10. by   TheCommuter
    (((((here is a hug))))) :icon_hug:

    Your baby is growing up before your very eyes!
  11. by   SuesquatchRN
    Awww.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    darn kids...

    ((((hugs))))

    I know how you feel and this, too, will indeed pass.
  13. by   leslie :-D
    my 17 yo dd and her dad, fight like cat and dog.
    the other day i watched a movie of when dd turned 4 and she's calling out for "daaaaaadddddy" throughout the film. she was soooo in love.
    i remember this as if it were yesterday.

    my 16 yo ds was giving me alot of sass recently.
    i pulled out his very first baby bottle that doesn't hold more than 45cc.
    when he was born prematurely, he didn't have his suckling instinct for sev'l wks and i have pictures of him suckling for the first time off my breast, as well as the first bottle given to him in the nicu.
    i remember this as if it were yesterday.

    my 13 yo ds was talking up a storm to me today.
    i think he had one too many coke's.
    i recall his baby years; so quiet yet so alert, cooing quietly taking in his world around him.
    those kicking legs and merry-go-round eyes.
    i remember this as if it were yesterday.

    yes, in spite of the strides and giant steps of mankind, i often think back to their younger yrs, knowing my oldest will soon be 18 but still needs her mom (according to her friends); my middle son who was a renegade at 2 and still continues to 'wow' me with his staunch principles and code of ethics; and my youngest, soon to be 14, will always be my baby, my cooer, his eyes that dance every day.

    i don't think it goes away....not for me anyway.

    leslie
  14. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from earle58
    yes, in spite of the strides and giant steps of mankind, i often think back to their younger yrs, knowing my oldest will soon be 18 but still needs her mom (according to her friends); my middle son who was a renegade at 2 and still continues to 'wow' me with his staunch principles and code of ethics; and my youngest, soon to be 14, will always be my baby, my cooer, his eyes that dance every day.

    i don't think it goes away....not for me anyway.

    leslie
    STOP IT you guys! (surreptitiously wipes eyes ...)

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