Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fleeting moments

Shira's newborn-sized little outfits are now all packed away and waiting for the next addition to our family to be used again.

She's growing and changing so fast. Before I know it, I will look at her and not recognize the precious tiny soft bundle I held for the first time.

Cherish those moments. They go by so quickly.


jen said...

Wise words you've posted today.

It does go sooooo fast!

My little boy is already 2!

I can't believe it!

All the best-

Rina said...

Anna, I was recently awarded the Sisterhood Award and I was supposed to pass the award on to others, and I chose you as someone to pass it along to. If you are interested in receiving it and passing it along you can pick it up here:

Luci said...

I am so struck by her precious little hand. You have such an eye for details, Anna! She grasps on so tightly. What a sweet baby girl.

Kyle, Amanda, and Tobias said...

Oh my goodness, I remember packing away those first newborn outfits! It really hit me then that my little baby was no longer so little anymore. Those same outfits that seemed to dwarf him when we brought him home from the hospital now couldn't fit over his head!

Bethany Hudson said...

My goodness! What a hearty little one! Sophia didn't outgrow her newborn clothes until she was almost four months :-P This is what happens to me: I give birth to an over-8-lb baby only to have her grow slower than molasses :)

You're right, though, even despite the clothing they run through, they just grow up so fast!


Bethany Hudson said...

Anna, I stole Rina's idea and awarded you the Sisterhood Award :) Hope that's allowed! Here's my link:
PS, I know you don't do awards, but I just had to make you a part of the "Sisterhood," so just drop by and see what I wrote, but don't feel obligated to "accept." And, thanks for the pictures :)

Mrs W said...

Lol my boys have never really fit "newborn" outfits. HAHA.

Coffee Catholic said...

Tell me about it!! I just packed away newborn and 3-month-old outfits, coats, and blankets the other day. And now I have to retire Elspeth's wee knitted bonnets! It's unbelievable how fast she's grown! Time flies so fast. Too fast!

Shira looks like she has as much hair as Elspeth!

Anonymous said...

You young mothers make me smile. Each day is a new experience with children and you can look forward without fear if you guide them well with love and much prayer. It gets better all the time! And then there will be grandchildren, Lord willing. Oh, you've got a long way to go. It's a wonderful life! May you continue in gratitude and wonder.
Mrs. L.

Susan B said...

Your picture is so beautiful! And you are so right...time does go by so quickly. Enjoy every precious moment with your daughter...and as a family. Blessings to you all.

Kelly said...

aawww, they do go by fast. It hits hard when you pack those newborn clothes away

Anonymous said...

Bless you and your family. I love reading your posts, you are a very wise woman for your age, your wisdom and grace is very refreshing. Your recent posts have helped me to remember all those wonderful times when my boys were babies. Enjoy (as it truly seems you are) it does go by so quickly.

Anna T, I have a question that I hope isn't rude to ask, but I've noticed in several of your pictures that your wedding ring is on your right hand. Is there a special significent to this?


Persuaded said...

with my first one i kept some of her nicest tiny outfits "for good"... little did i know how fast she would grow, and out-grow those clothes! i still remember one precious little rose colored outfit she never got a chance to wear because she outgrew it before she went anywhere "special" enough for it, lol. my next daughter wore it many times though, so it wasn't a total loss!

even as shira passes through this newborn stage, isn't it a comfort to know that there will most likely be more newborns in your family's future?
warmest thoughts to you this evening♥

Anonymous said...

Mrs. T -
She is just so precious! The little pinkies are too cute! You are wise to cherish each "baby" is 5! My first-born is 15!! I pray for you and your family daily. Thank you for sharing your life with us.
Mrs. W

Anonymous said...

Nevermind the hands, look at the fat rolls on her wrists!

Babyfat is the best :)

Congrats, Anna, on successful nursing!


Deanna said...

Babies are precious and I think their little hands and fingers are wonderful.
Could you explain to me which hand and finger your wedding ring is worn on?
Bless you,

Joie said...


A completely unrelated question. I live in the US and had friends in music school who were from Israel and had to serve in the army - male and female. Did you or your husband serve or are there some exceptions. I thought it was compulsory.

Tracy said...

I love this photo, Anna. Shira's finger wrapped around her daddy's... beautiful!

Mrs. Anna T said...


We never gave much thought to which hand we wear the wedding rings on. I switch between right and left hands randomly.

Mrs. Anna T said...

PS: Our rings are normally worn on the ring finger, though.

Ways of Zion said...

Such a wise sentiment. It is easy to wish them to grow up so that you can do things with them, only then to wish them younger to cuddle!

Enjoy these days, sooner then you know sweet Shira will be running around the yard!

Stephanie said...

Can't see her face, but I can tell that you have an uncommonly beautiful little girl there.

Anonymous said...

Oh that little hand clutching the finger is just so gorgeous! How precious and fleeting these moments are indeed. Enjoy!. Kaje xx

Homemakers Cottage said...

Oh, Anna, I know what you mean!! The moments DO pass by so quickly. Our "baby" just grew into sz 12 months clothing, and will celebrate his first birthday in a few weeks. Where has the time gone?? ~Kristy

Tammy said...

Take care of those sweet little newborn clothes, and they'll last you for years! It's not like they can wear them out, lol. We have a storage bin for baby boy clothes and baby girl clothes, and take them out as needed.

...What a sweet photo!