Friday, August 16, 2013

Small {Five Minute Friday}

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Being new to the blog-o-sphere, there are a lot of things that I am learning every day, including all the opportunities there are out there for bloggers to connect, share, and participate in fun blogging challenges, including the one I am about to embark on: Five Minute Friday as pioneered by Lisa-Jo Baker and company and introduced to me by my friend Beth at Structure in an Unstructured Life. I met Beth in a Facebook group I started with 2 other lovely ladies, Shauna @ MommaCandy.com and Chelsea @ Directionlessmom.com. After some chatting we all agreed that it might be fun to start a group for new bloggers to create an avenue for asking those "stupid questions" you have when you're just starting out and working through the myriad of things to consider when trying to launch a successful website (html what? Oooh those are cute little icons, where did you get those??) Come join us here!

Anyway- here I go 5 minutes (this should be interesting...it took me more than 5 mins to write the paragraph above...) This week's inspiration:


Two weeks ago I gave birth to our second little girl, Ruby Jean. At 6lbs.12oz. she was a tiny little thing, a whole pound lighter than her big sister Violet to the ounce. This time around I feel confident enough to handle her without the constant fear that her wobbly little neck might flop around and give away my inexperience. I got this now. One major difference though? Ruby is SO small. I look at Violet and I can't believe how big she is and how much she has grown into such a fun, quirky, kind hearted little 3 year old when I feel like it was just yesterday that I nervously drove home from the hospital, 20mph the whole way on a beautiful September day. The moment both these little girls came in to my life it was changed forever. Every step I take, I think about how it will affect them first. Looking at that little foot I can't help but wonder where her steps will take her. From those first few wobbly ones, to the joyful dancing leaps and bounds of a toddler exploring the beauty of dancing so carefree and happy. Those feet will take her through her first day of school, and her first dance, feel the sand of the jersey shore and her first pair of heels. All these things are inevitable, but if I could put all my love, hope and heart into any wish in the world it would be that those feet are strong and lead her down a path that sprouts courage, compassion, creativity and happiness with every step she takes, and for the love of god, keep those little feet and everything attached to it, safe.

Violet's first steps.



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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. My daughter was not so small when she was born (10 lbs.), but her "smallness" has made a big difference in my life, too. Best wishes to your growing family and prayers for a safe trail for them to follow.

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    1. Wow, 10 lbs! It's pretty amazing though isn't it? They'll always seem small. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. So precious and beautiful. I can remember by Kiddies 'small' moments as well. The days when they are running around crazy and driving me up a wall, I think back to when they were cooing and just laying on my chest sharing my breath. Thanks so much for sharing your 'small' moment with us...

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    1. The small moments are the best ones aren't they?

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  3. Hey it's Chelsea here! Thanks for the shout out!

    This is going to be me in just a couple more weeks! I can't believe that I am going to have a baby that small again! Seems surreal when my son is so big now. I'm use to a romping, stomping, 3 year old. Now I will have to juggle that and a tiny baby. Any advice yet? LOL!

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    1. Any time Chelsea! It really is surreal, but pretty amazing. Honestly, this time has already been much easier. One thing a few people told me that I always think about is to pay extra attention to your older one because it will be harder on them than anyone and they will remember this. The baby won't know if you're not holding her all day or if you let her cry a few seconds more

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    2. Hi Chelsea!

      One of the best pieces of advice I got for going from one to two little ones was to have a special box of fun things for when you are feeding the baby. Since it is so hard to feed the baby and do much of anything else at the same time at first, it was great to have something special to keep my "big" guy busy during those times. I filled a plastic shoe box-sized container with new crayons and coloring book, a set of little pirate guys, a new puzzle, and a few other things like that. Then he could only have that box when I was feeding the baby so it seemed extra special and fun. Good luck! :)

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  4. Thanks for the shout out!

    First of all, I'm too long winded to keep it down to five minutes. So kudos to you! Maybe I'll try it next Friday!

    Second, what a beautiful post about your girls. My girl was a whole pound lighter than one brother and two pounds lighter than the other. She was seven pounds but seemed so tiny. Now those feet are huge and they're in my face on a nightly basis.

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    1. LOL! So that perspective on feet it not all that unfamiliar, huh? Your family is gorgeous!

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  5. This is so beautiful, Meg! It brought a tear to my eye as I began to think about the places and events my boys' little feet will take them to! And I completely related to having all those hopes and dreams for them!

    So glad you decided to join Five Minute Friday and thanks so much for the shout out! :)

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    1. No problem, Beth! Thanks again for the inspiration!!

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  6. That photo is beautiful! I love it! This post is amazing as well thank you for the inspiration!
    Keia @ Improving Me With Keia Lee

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    1. Thanks so much , Keia Lee! You should definitely try out a Five Minute Friday post if you haven't already! Heading to check out your site now...

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