This post is sponsored by Carter’s; but as always, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.
On Wednesday, the littlest member of our family will be three weeks old. While I can’t imagine life before he joined our squad, I also can’t believe at just how fast these newborn days have flown by in the past few weeks.
Maybe it’s because I’m experiencing it for the third time. Maybe it’s because I’m experiencing it for the last time.
But, all I can think every day of these newborn days is to cherish every moment. Because every day that passes, is a day I won’t get back. Every day that passes, is one more away from these often seemingly never-ending, all encompassing newborn days of raising a child.
I (guiltily) remember, with my first son, wishing some of those newborn days (and nights) away because all I wanted was to sleep for more than couple of hours. All I wanted was for baby to sleep longer. I was so consumed by the exhaustion of being a parent for the first time that I ignorantly wanted my baby to grow big and grow fast.
While I slowed down the second time around, I was focused on their sibling interaction, that I couldn’t wait for C to get bigger. To see their brotherly bond grow over these past couple of years has been an incredible blessing. But, it doesn’t take away the fact that his newborn days seem to have slipped by before I even had a chance to appreciate the time.
And now as I hold my last baby in my arms, all I can think about is how fleeting each day is and how he changes so much in the span of a day’s time. And all I want to do is stop time. To press pause and capture the moments into my memory. I want to hold onto each moment and interaction. From the soft newborn cries to the sleepy smiles, I’m making sure to take it all in and to cherish each moment with my babe.
Since the first baby to the last, Carter’s has been my go to for all of my Baby Must Haves wardrobe items. I love the adorable and functional side-snap bodysuits in their Little Baby Basics collection that are a must have for during the newborn days and into the infant months.
Each of my boys lived in Carter’s footed sleepers that are both functional for easy diaper changes and comfortable for the babes, too! And I can’t wait to match all three boys in our must have Carter’s sleepwear and Easy Outfit Sets. The best part is that Carter’s always has so many options, so this mama will be doing ALLTHEMATCHING for as long as they let me get away with it!
It’s such a dichotomy of emotions, but I hope to cherish these newborn days while I still have them.