Monday, August 8, 2011

Where's the Pause Button on This Thing?!?

If I had one wish that I could have come true, I know what mine would be. I would have a PAUSE button. Life seriously needs to slow down! I feel like I was counting down the days until I turned 21...and now....Bella is about to start school.

A big part of why I decided to start this blog was for this very reason. Like any other mother (or person for that matter) out there knows, time is precious; it waits for no one and it never comes back. 3 years ago I was blessed with the most amazing child ever.

**Here's a bit of backstory: I met my husband 5 years ago in school. We dated for about a year until he was to be deployed to Afghanistan for a year. On October 17, 2007, we got married behind everyone's back (our plan was to tell everyone when he came back and have a wedding then). Around the same time we found out we were going to be having a baby. Two weeks later, he left for Afghanistan. He came home on R&R for 2 weeks in December, where we found out we were having a girl. He was gone before New Year's Eve. He came home the day before Memorial Day, (for another 2 weeks R&R). 2 days, and 15 1/2 hours of labor later, on May 27, 2008 we welcomed our daughter, Isabella Christine.

8lbs 7oz via c-section

I sit here more than 3 years later looking at this picture and cannot believe how fast time has passed us by. It seems like just yesterday I could measure, mix, and heat a bottle of formula with my eyes closed; in the dark, and on about 3 hours of sleep.  

This weekend I was getting her clothes ready for school. She starts on Thursday and like any other mom, I got teary eyed. My baby is growing up and I just wanna pause life for a second, teach her more things, show her more things. I can't, I know. But I have done the best job I can. Ahhhh...all this emotion over the first day of Pre-K, but it's a BIG deal!! I'm sure I'm not the only one out there to have shed a tear (or ten) over their baby's first day of school.

Ahhh my baby, how did you go from that, to this:

Hoping I don't have a nervous breakdown Thursday...

What kind of school takes kids at 3 you ask?? She will be attending one of the KIPP schools. Click on the link to read up on them.


Julie said...

Hi Laura! This is such a sweet post. I don't have any children at the moment, but when I do, I hope I can be a great mother like you! I look forward to reading more posts from you!

Laura said...

Thanks Julie! Kiddos really do flip your world upside down. I'm sure you'll be an outstanding mommy one day :)

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