6 Years…Where Does the Time Go?


I still cannot believe that 6 years ago I had just given birth to my first baby. 6 years ago I was learning what it was like to be a Mother for the first time. I was up every 20 minutes listening to you breath, I would walk over and just watch you sleep (and then just as I was falling asleep, you would wake up – ha!). 6 years ago I was learning all of the little intricacies that come with babies, like learning how to bathe you, clip your teeny tiny little finger nails, and loving to breath in the smell of you as we cuddled together in bed.

I was learning to love eating canned soup, as that was all the time I could find to cook. I was learning to fold laundry one handed, and falling in love with the baby swing. I loved breastfeeding you and the bond that came with that, I loved dressing you in cotton baby onesies that had a little skirt attached, and you loved it when I sang to you.

There was a certain bouncy walk that we had to do to put you to sleep, which whipped all of our abs into shape. And we took photos of you every single day.

I remember the first time I heard you laugh, how excited I got. The first time you rolled over, when you started to sit, and your crazy crawl, and how life changed again when you started to walk. And now, 6 years later, you are in first grade and so so very smart.  I am so very proud of you baby.


Make a wish sweetheart, you have certainly made all of mine come true.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing.

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    Brought tears to my eyes too! That silly walk which worked wonders putting her to sleep. Was it really a walk? More like lunging, side to side, steps with big bounces in between….but it worked. PS – did you make her dress?

  2. says

    Happy birthday to your daughter (and to you too!)!!!
    I know exactly what you mean, my daughter’s 6th birthday was in june and this week she starts school!! I’ve been asking the same question, how can it be????

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