10/12/10

Three Weeks Left, Baby

Little Red, 11 months
Little girl, you are still so small and dependent. You still need me to pick you up for comfort, follow me around the house in your funny way, and hold tight when we venture out together. You in your sling and me tilted slightly to the left.

Little Red, 11 months
You squeal every time you see Sebastian. You miss having him around all day to share his food with you and call you sweetheart but you're not shy about letting him know that YOU WERE PLAYING WITH THAT TOY THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Little Red, 11 months
This time last year I was waddling around the neighborhood through piles of crunchy leaves, wondering if all of my contractions meant you were coming early. I was cleaning like a mad woman, finishing off the granny square afghan that is currently laying beside me, and deciding if we should put the birthing tub up early just in case. This year, right now, my heart is swollen with love and a fierce desire to remember every little thing about this time with you.

Do It Yourself
I get anxious about forgetting the look of pure joy on your face when your daddy dances to Arcade Fire with you, or the way you pump your little arms in frustration when you get mad, and the size of your precious little fingers that are always pointing at things. Maybe it's because I realize how quickly it went with your brother, now a preschooler spelling his name and doing so many things on his own. I have to think hard about what it was like when it was just me and him and a long stretch of day to ourselves.

A Place In The Kitchen
In three weeks you will have lived your first 365 days of life and will be surrounded by people that love you and hope for so many good things in the years to come. I'm going to remember these days in my heart long after my memory has let the details grow fuzzy.

You're my favorite thing about fall, little girl.

Love,
Mama

36 comments:

morgandkim said...

nawww... so cute.

lauren ♥ said...

what a wonderful thoughtful post. and wow, her first photo next to your profile photo... you two could be twins! <3

Meagan said...

so cute! the top picture of her and the one of you on the right side of the blog are almost identical! she looks sooo much like you!

Talia Christine said...

This post is so special. I can't believe it's been a year!

I love her little smock she is wearing in the photos at the top. Very sweet!

xoxo
Talia Christine
http://taliachristine.blogspot.com

Windsor Grace said...

This is so sweet

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

this is the best.

Anzouya said...

Oh, this is so sweet! I loved reading it! This relationship (mother & daughter) is so precious! <3

Dee said...

so sweet. happy almost-birthday :)
(goes so darned quick doesn't it?!)

bella vintage said...

one word...AWESOME!

{ Nina Designs } said...

Such a sweet post. She's adorable!

Ladybastard said...

*_* so sweet...

lisaroyhandbags said...

such a cute post - she's adorable :)

Amber said...

Love it! I read this after working on updating my pregnancy journal(s) so I was already in "that place" before reading this!

Oona von Frost said...

Oh I love to check up your blog to see some photos of your little girl.
Thank you for sharing your life with us because i adore your children and hope i find love and have the honor to create such a lovely child too.
But now I check your website and be happy to see your little one grow.

Greetings from northern germany.
Christine

Miss Lou said...

aww that is adorable and all her cute pics <3

Teddi said...

she's just sooooo precious. really she is, but u know that alreadsy

Kate said...

she is just adorable. i always love your pictures of her. lovely post.

margot said...

this totally choked me up. she's so beautiful and lucky to be part of such a great family.
adorable!!
watching her e-grow up has been amazing. :-)

Gingiber said...

Rachel, this is so sweet. Quite lovely, in fact.

Britney said...

ugh, so sweet. such a lovely little face.

Nic said...

This made me a little weepy. SOme parents, well some parents do realize how wonderful their job is. I imagine its hard parenting and for you having to youngsters, but your outlook on everythign is beautiful. And goodness she is soooo cute

Elizabeth said...

Love the last line. She is just the cutest!

jari spry said...

not gonna lie... i'm tear eyed!
through your words and pictures, anyone can see how much you love your children. you are a momma who knows how to let the world the world know how huge your heart is. thank you for sharing the thoughts and words that i once felt but never wrote down.
loves.

amylou said...

that is just so sweet! What a wonderful note for her to read someday!

carly. said...

awww. that was absolutely adorable. also, she looks so much like you rachel. if you're at the beginning of this post, there's a photo of her looking up to the left and in the right hand corner there's a photo of you doing the same. she's going to look just like her mama when she grows up :) lucky girl!

Katy said...

how precious!!! She is so adorable!!! that first little shirt she has on is exceptionally adorable! love it!!!

kt_kthx said...

That was sweet!

Lune Vintage said...

You brought a tear to my eye because I know exactly how you're feeling. In many ways these are the most precious years of our lives.

Scootch Over said...

Okay I just cried a little :) That was So sweet !

Julia Weaver said...

The first year just flies by! She's a super cutie. I love all of her expressions in all of your pictures.

Nell said...

She is so seriously cute. Love love love her outfit xx

Pearl said...

What a precious Post!
She is so darling!

Pearl

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

aww this makes me SO broody! ;) www.tigerlillyquinn.blogspot.com xo

Haylee said...

She is the cutest little thing. Hope she has an amazing birthday!

Lindsay C said...

This is so so so cute! Even my boyfriend has to smile at her cute little face.

grace said...

Hello from CA! (delurking here :)
I discovered your blog awhile ago and love reading about your family, crafting, and vintage finds.
I canNOT WAIT to buy some old kitchen toys like those you have for a little one some day!