My sweet baby. You are the one who still fits on my chest. Your big brother and sister take up my entire lap. I love sitting with them and holding them. But they seem so big. However, you, my little girl, still fit perfectly up against my chest and snuggle in just right. This time where I can still cradle you in my arms is not lost on me. I know all too well how quickly these baby years fly by. Fast as the speed of light some days and as slow as a snail on others. But when I look back on the baby years, these are the things I’ll remember: How you lay your head on my shoulder and snuggle in tight. How you suck your left thumb….always always the left, never the right. How you use your other hand to hold my hand or grab my sweater, or yes, sometimes hit me in the face. I’m choosing to forget about that last part.
Your big brother and sister still like to cuddle with me, and I will never pass up an opportunity to hold them. But as soon as you see me with another child in my lap, you run over to us and say “MY MOMMY!” and wiggle yourself up in to my arms too. You know that you are the baby of the family, and that means you get your way. I hope you always come running to me and climb in to my lap, even when you are a big kid. You’ll never be too old for me to hold you.
I can’t even fathom a time when you are grown. Because to me you will always be my baby. I have tears in my eyes as I write this. Let’s just pretend I can freeze time and keep you just as you are. I’ll snuggle you close on my chest forever and ever. My sweet girl.
Your perfectly chubby little body was meant to be held against mine. We fit together like two pieces of a puzzle. My body was designed to hold you in my tummy when you were being formed, and it’s designed to hold you still. And always. I rub my cheek against the top of your head and lean in to steal a kiss on your chubby cheek. You are perfection. You are mine. Oh how you are loved.
My heart explodes with love for you, and I can’t help but know that time with you is a precious gift from God.
You are a gift. I’m convinced third babies have some sort of magical power. I know how quickly the days pass and all of a sudden you are doing something new and saying new words and understanding directions and it’s all too fast. As a third time mom I no longer feel guilty about holding you all day and forgetting the laundry and the dishes and the groceries that need to be bought. Because I held you instead. That is my job. And I want to do it well. I’m happy to drop what I’m doing and hold you forever my sweet girl.
I can’t get enough of you and your snuggles. And I’m soaking up this time that you still fit perfectly on my chest and happily climb up in to my lap for a hug and to read your favorite book.
When it comes to what’s best for my sweet girl, I want to give her the world. I’ve been on the lookout for a diaper like this, but hate feeling like I am forced to compromise quality and performance. Pampers launched the Pampers Pure collection because they believe that no parent should have to compromise when it comes to choosing diapers and wipes for their baby. These diapers are the first product that combines premium cotton with Pampers trusted leakage and dryness protection and they’re sold at my local Meijer store. Pampers Pure is fragrance free, and designed to give parents another option when choosing diapers in the the natural category who, like me, don’t want to sacrifice performance.
Each size option of the Pampers Pure collection features different stylish and fun prints. We’re big fans…can’t you tell? We’ve tried other diapers and this one stacks up the best for us.
The Pampers Pure wipes offer the highest water content wipe while still delivering outstanding skin protection. Pampers Aqua Pure wipes feature carefully selected ingredients, including 99% pure water and a touch of premium cotton.. Pampers Pure diapers and wipes are clinically proven hypoallergenic and gentle for baby’s delicate skin….perfect for my sweet girl. Thankfully Meijer carries Pampers Pure diapers and wipes, so I can get everything I need in one place.
The Pampers Pure collection of diapers and wipes can be found at your local Meijer.
This post is sponsored by Pampers Pure, but all opinions are my own.