Why I Need to Stop Wishing On Baby Milestones

Wishing on baby milestones, missing the moments

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I’ve been reminiscing a lot lately as we approach Elliott’s 3rd birthday. It’s made me realise how easy it is to wish upon our children and baby’s milestones and then realise that they’ve grown up so much in an instant.

I remember looking forward to Elliott rolling over and then crawling. Then it was walking. His speech was a long time coming considering his hearing loss and adenoid and grommets surgery, but now he amazes us with what he can say. We looked forward to him being toilet trained; now he can do it all himself.  We now have a Mr. Independent and I wonder, where has my little baby gone?

All of these milestones have come and gone and I suddenly find myself longing for my baby boy, the gorgeous little thing with hardly any hair who would sit and gaze at me with his big almond shaped eyes. The baby whose words were made up of goos and gaas.

As strange as it may seem, I miss changing the little nappies and I most definitely miss the long cuddles to sleep. Where has my little baby gone?

Milestones Collage
I now realise what people mean when they say ‘don’t wish your life away’ because it really is gone with one click of the fingers.

Fast forward 2 more years when Elliott is in prep and I’ll probably be doing the same thing, wondering where my little 2 year old has gone. And so, for that reason, my goal for 2015 is to not wish on milestones, but instead, absorb every ounce of who he is right at this very moment.

Life is busy, super busy, but my focus will be on mindfulness , mindful parenting and living in the moment, always.

Do you ever feel you’ve rushed through baby milestones, wondering where on earth time went? 

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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4 Comments

  1. Kaz @ MeltingMoments
    December 12, 2014 / 8:26 am

    Beautifully said.
    Since Moo has some medical issues, milestones are a bit of a stressful benchmark. All in her own time I keep telling myself but it’s hard not to compare.
    They do grow and lose their ‘babiness’ so quickly, don’t they!

  2. December 12, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    Yes I can’t agree with you more. As you know I recently made a big decision to change my lifestyle to focus on my family and be there for my children as they grow older. You’ll never get that time back and while it is still very important to celebrate your children’s milestones, it’s also important to step back and just enjoy what is.

  3. December 13, 2014 / 9:46 am

    What a cutie. It’s so true what you say, but it can be so hard to remember, so thank you for the reminder x