The Ladies over at SITS are doing it again. Motivating me when I need it most. Right now they’re running #Back2Blogging and today is Day 1 The Evolution of your blog. Originally I was just going to read alone with the other girls, but after only reading 2 blogs, I’m inspired to play along.
When I originally started Rock On Mommies is was to communicate with a group of other new moms to help me not feel so alone. We shared recipes, stories, advice or even just a vent session or two. When we first started I didn’t use a particular blog service. Yes I hand coded it. BLA!!! The earliest post I could find was from February 26th, 2008.
It was a hard day for me, I was dealing with the realization that my Baby was becoming a toddler and growing faster than I could imagine. She was 14 months at the time, she’s now going to be 4 in December.
So today I was going to write about what we like to affectionately refer to as a “Pooptastrophe”, but I’m going to save that for another day. Today I’m going to write about letting go. For non-mommies this might not seem like such a big deal, but I’m sure that their are other mommies out there that know exactly what I went through today.
Today I cleaned out my daughters closet and pulled out all the outfits that she no longer fits into. The cute little onesies, pj’s, dresses, shoes, and all those cute little cargo pants. I do this every 3 months or so, but I always have the same horrible feeling in my stomach. I’ll pick up an outfit and remember that’s what she wore the first time we took her to the zoo or that what she was wearing when she took her first step. I just can’t believe that she’s growing so quickly. Then right as I was about to get weepy, I heard this blast of music coming from the other side of the nursery. I look up to find my daughter had turned on her radio, turned it up full blast and was spinning in circles dancing. She had this big grin on her face, so proud of herself for her latest accomplishment. When she caught me watching her she ran up to me and started hugging my legs. She then walked over to the tub where I had put all her old clothes, picked up the lid and tried to close up the tub. As silly as it sounds, she was telling me that she was growing up and I needed to let go… of the baby clothes.
Ellie amazes me everyday! Tomorrow, pooptastrophes…
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