I think it's one of life's greatest joys, but also one of life's cruelest jokes to watch your baby grow. I waited all my life to have this precious child that I hold in my arms. I've waited so long to feel the warmth of her nuzzled against my neck, smell the sweetness of her hair, kiss her sweet little nose. My whole life has led to this place, this position, this post called motherhood. And then in the blink of an eye, babies grow up. Before I know it, my little girl will be all grown up. 

In 3 days, Sophia will turn 7 months old. These past 7 months have been the richest of my life, and I would happily live them again and again with her if I could. While I'm excited about every milestone, it breaks my heart a little bit that she's now closer to 1 year old than she is to that tiny newborn she was.

Time, please be kind and slow down just a little.

Baby mine, don't you cry.
Baby mine, dry your eyes.
Rest your head close to my heart
Never to part, baby of mine.

Little one, when you play
Don't you mind what they say.
Let those eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, baby of mine.

From your head down to your toes
You're not much, goodness knows.
You are so precious to me,
Sweet as can be, baby of mine.