On Saturday, Sidney smiled for the first time at 5 weeks, 1 day old. I am so happy I was able to capture it since my iPhone was in my hand at the right moment.
Her first smile is just a reminder to me how quickly these little creatures grow up. I remember when Jackson smiled for the first time, on his 6 week birthday, for his Dad (we also caught that on camera!) In less than two weeks, Jackson is going to be 2 years old. Next thing I know he will be going to prom, then off to college.
Nobody warned me how fast time goes by when you’re a parent. One moment you’re burping your sweet newborn over your shoulder, legs curled up like they still belong in your belly, and then in a blink of the eye you’re teaching your toddler how to ride a tricycle.
Every morning when Jackson knocks on his door asking for milk, I make a conscious effort to cherish the lack of sleep, the tantrums and the spit up because before I know it these beautiful little people will be grown ups with their own families. Darius Rucker sings a song about this, I dare you to listen without crying.