Camille let’s focus on building the chicken’s home. They’ll need their dinner soon.”
Lillie speaking to Camille as they gather the branches leftover from trimming the fruit trees
Kevin: Are you gonna sit here and eat all my ice cream? Lillie: No, you are just going to share with me.”
Today marks the last day I will nurse one of my babies. I have felt ready to wean Eva and I think Eva is ready to stop nursing. I didn’t think too much of it till I sat rocking her to sleep tonight, her little chubby arms and hands pressed against me while we rocked in the glow of Christmas lights and I sang her favorite song.
She fell asleep so quickly, tired from a chaotic holiday and I just held her rocking. Breathing in the sweet smell of her goldie locks, holding in my arms not a baby but a little girl who will turn two in a couple of weeks. And I cried. We don’t plan on having more children and while one can never be sure what the future holds, for now it appears this chapter in my life, where I nursed babies and changed diapers will soon end.
What comes next will surely be wonderful and frightening but I never realized how quickly this chapter would end.
For tonight I am thankful for the chance to rock my littlest to sleep and I will try my hardest to live as fully in the moment that I can. For these babe’s grow like weeds and these moments are truly fleeting.