when H wasn't yet a week old, a girlfriend and her 6 month old baby came to visit. she held onto H with tears in her eyes, marvelling and his tiny size, not letting go until he finally needed to nurse. i thought- yeah i know they grow fast. but come on. your baby is only 6 months older. it isn't SO hard to remember how tiny she was?
and now i understand. it is completely mind boggling how fast they change and grow, and how quickly we forget.
the other day, this happened. i was sorting clothes to give our pregnant sister in law, and could not believe how small his newborn outfits were. then last night i watched ben "cradle" H in his arms to rock him to sleep, thinking to myself, i don't know how much longer we will physically be able to do this! then last night i was sorting photos for grandparent chistmas gifts. look at how baggy his tiny clothes even were! look how much room he still has in those arms.
slow down, little man. i can't keep up!