Friday, September 12, 2008

the not so baby

one of the things that i have to let go of when i have this sweet little girl is the fact that this little girl won't be the baby anymore. it's kind of a hard thing for me. she says she's big and i know that she is but until this baby gets here i still need her to be small...the baby. i asked her if she could let me call her a baby and hold her like a baby and kiss her all over like a baby. because let's be honest there comes a time that kissing them all over becomes just a little weird for everyone. when i do that to the two oldest they love it for a minute and think it's hysterical and then they're done. tatum understands that she is not allowed to be done until i say so. hahahaha!
this is one of her silly smiles but i love that about her. she's so silly!

always posing for the camera and honestly i have no clue where she got that from but she knows just what to do to make us laugh. this was her very first day of preschool.

she requested target for lunch which was weird since we don't ever really go to target but that's what she wanted so that's what she got. :) i squeeze her little legs cause they're still chubby enough and i hold her tiny hands tight because soon they won't be the tiniest, i sniff her little neck and cheeks because soon they won't smell as sweet. i wish we could bottle that stuff. :) i will miss her being the the baby and i'm a little nervous about what her new position in our family will bring out in her. so for now she has agreed to stop calling herself big and is letting me love the heck out of the baby that she still is.

i'm going to miss my BABY tates.

24 comments:

Kate said...

What a cutie! In that pose photo she looks a lot like Tristan I think. Congrats on your soon to be #4 :)

Sheridan said...

They grow WAY to fast!

Dennison Family said...

She is the cutest! I love Tatum, adn I know how you feel about the baby. That is how my Lexi is for me. I too wonder how many things will change once this baby is born!!

Kevin's ladies said...

I know how you feel, but I have a little advantage to keeping Ava a baby awhile... Ava still says shes a baby. i say please be a big girl and sleep in a big bed... no the i'm a baby i'll sleep in my crib. Go on the potty no i'm a baby i need a diaper.. no more passie your a big girl NO! I'm a baby I'll have my passie FOREVER.

Robyn said...

Seriously Stac........so darn adorable. She is such a ham! Emma is becoming the same way, but her hair never looks anything like how crafty you make Tatum's. I love it. Love it. Love it. Lucky you that Tatum will let you love on her, Emma can't wait to get away from kisses.

Erin said...

Oh my gosh...this post made me cry! I LOVE this little taters so so much. She is the most adorable little luvie ever!! She gives the best kisses too. Can you bottle her up some for me too??? I will LOVE the new little baby sister, but taters has a special little spot in my heart.

Brenna said...

You know I love this little yummy mushy girl! So cute in these pics. Love the tater toes!
love ya, Christine

Jill said...

I can see what you mean. Kassie just turned one and already she is acting like she is two and already I am needing a baby, baby fix. Hunter is growing to fast too.

Anonymous said...

Stacy, you don't need to worry about it. Even though you are a foot taller than me, you are still my baby. I still need your hugs and kisses. I can't say you still smell as sweet as you did 32 years ago (and you were my sweetest smelling baby) but you are still and always be MY baby. And Tatum will always be yours.

Love, Mother

Anonymous said...

By the way, when is Sheridan going to have that baby?!

Ali said...

Hey sister, they grow up way too fast, don't they? I've get sad over that w/ Jacob & Elsa too - sometimes I wish we could just go back in time and enjoy it just a little more. And now with Isa, I am trying to savor it all, even though she's been driving me a little nutty lately. Reading this entry about made me cry, though I have to say, I'm glad you're writing again. I love your writing, it's like a conversation. *sigh*. Well, I think that now I'll wipe that silly tear off my cheek and go grab a handful of chocolate chips from the pantry. ;)

julie said...

The only part of having a baby that is hard for me, (other than weight gain, no sleep, hormones, losing all your hair, and recovery :) is replacing the baby. It is hard and so sad to watch the baby find their new position. It kills me every time.

I love what you said about her chubby little legs. I LOVE to squeeze livvie. she is so skinny everywhere but her thighs and hands. I love it! Wish it looked as cute on me...

shawni said...

Oh man I hear you! I'm so glad you're snuggling her up while you can because this new baby will sure change her world. She'll be so darn cute with her though. Man she sure is a cutie!

Nash said...

she is such a cute little thing.
i know that feeling of the family dynamic changing and not being ready for it.
i get sad right before each baby comes, but then when it does, we adjust very quickly and it's as though we always had that baby in our home.

ruth said...

She is beautiful!!! I can't believe how big is she is getting. I cant' imagine when Harper is not the "baby" anymore.

Shelly Hanson said...

Pre school????? Are you kidding me? and yea...she get's it from you...don't lie...you know it's true!

By the way, you're TAGGED again and if you love me you'll do it this time!

little twerp.

Shelly Hanson said...

EXCUSE MEEEEEEE???? MOM! I think I was just as sweet smelling as Stacy! don't make me have to have her now mom!

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The Van Fam said...

Hey Stacy, its Heather Van from the ward! I didn't know you had a blog! Send me your email so I can send you an invite to my blog, its private! mikevanoo@msn.com

Kenyon said...

That girl is somethin special. She is absolutely adoreable but also has a special spark about her. She will love being a big sister but I know just what you mean.Saylor is growing WAY to fast.....it makes me so sad!

Sarah said...

Love this post and I love that girl. She is so cute, sweet, funny, and lovey. Just reading through your comments and I love what you momma said. Made me get a little mushy inside. So sweet.

Sharla said...

Aw man, she is such a doll! Love and miss her! You sure pretty little girls, so I can't wait to meet the next one! Have you picked a name and I don't know yet?

Nash said...

Stacy, who is your doctor and what hospital are you delivering at?

Amber said...

She is heavenly. Too sweet.