My little girl is growing up...

Kiana - Kiana fishing for the first time with daddy. God I love this picture. She was so proud of her little fish. Her and dad took it and let it lose in the pond in my grandparents back yard.
United States
September 12, 2008 1:38pm CST
My oldest daughter will be 3 early next week and it is driving me crazy. It seems like she is growing up all too fast. I keep looking at her and she don't even look like a baby any more but a little girl. Does anyone else understand how I feel?
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
12 Sep 08
oh, i definately do know this feeling. i remember my grandmother used to talk about enjoying each day as it moves too quickly. i never believed her, either. i thought what does she know? now i'm 60 ! where did my baby go? well, she's beautifully all grown up and married herself! believe me. it does go by so quickly.
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• United States
12 Sep 08
I never seen this happening until I had children. Now it seems like we are having Christmas every few months. It seems like it is flying by. Like each year is lacking a few months or something. I wish they would just stay little forever. They are so precious.
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@alori61 (345)
• United States
13 Sep 08
lol that's the reason I had 5 in less then 7 years I loved having them newborns around. unfortunately I didn't stop to think those pecious newborns turn into teenagers. tear I want the babies back/
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
14 Sep 08
sounds like we ALL want them to stay the size of the avatar. my sweet, angel as a child grew up to be a teenager, too. it's NOT fair !
@reoko10 (578)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I know just how you feel I have two little girls one 2years old and the other 7months. My two year old will be 3 in jan and I can't wait she so smart and sheloves to habg out with her mother she loves to go shopping. I just can't wait to she how she will grow.
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• United States
12 Sep 08
Our kids are really close in age. The oldest is turning 3 and the baby is going to be 5mos. They are such beautiful smart children. I wish I had more time just to adore them. They are growing up all too fast. I never know what to expect from day to day.
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
12 Sep 08
[i]Hi babykeka, I have no kids but I understand how you feel..and i know she will always be your baby whatever her age is..Same reaction to all my friends who are parents! ANyway, she is so cute holding the fish! [/i]
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• United States
12 Sep 08
That was the best moment of the whole trip. We were actually up there for my grandfather's funereal. Too bad it wasn't under better circumstances.
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
12 Sep 08
I took my son's photos during his several stages of life. I have the same feeling when I see his photos when he was a toddler. He is eight years old now developing into a young man. Sometimes one does not realise that our children do grow up fast until we see our old photo album.
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• United States
12 Sep 08
I go through the same thing. I see her baby pictures on the computer and am just mesmerized. The really funny thing is her baby sister looks identical to her. They even hold their hands the same. It is like dejavu when I see my baby doing the same things the older one did a few years ago.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I'm sure that anyone with children feels the same way! They do grow up so fast! My kids are all grown and now we have 8 grandchildren, with another on the way. I don't know where the time has gone! Cherish her while she's small, Mom.
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• United States
12 Sep 08
Wow, that really scares me. I just look at her and dont even know what to think. She acts like she is 10 already. I try to cherish every moment I can get with her and my younger one but between work and school and just taking care of her its so hard sometimes.
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@scorpio19 (1363)
12 Sep 08
Yes I do, my daughter is 13 and looks like a young woman and I really don't know where all the years have gone to but like yourself I remember looking at my daughter at 3'ish, about when she was she was off to nursery and missing her been a baby.. so I had another baby once she went to school, perhaps your ready for another.
• United States
12 Sep 08
Actually, I just had my 2nd one she will be 5mos in a few weeks. She is growing up too fast also. She is already trying to crawl. It is ridiculous. I tell her to slow down even if she is ready for it I am not. They are just so smart and beautiful but just moving a lot faster than I am.
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@scorpio19 (1363)
12 Sep 08
yes that's so true...I didn't realise you had another daughter..so bang goes my theory lol
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@tazzybaby (115)
• United States
12 Sep 08
My son turned 16 this year and its almost like I just can't understand how. I am far from ready to let him grow up. I've always been over protective so I guess its my fault that he still seems so young to me. Whenever I have a dream that he is in he is still between the ages of 8 and 10, guess that's how old I'm going to keep him in my head. It doesn't help that he's my only one. Time goes to fast and I'm always regretting not doing the things with him I wanted to when he was still little. Cherish every moment and don't put off spending quality time with your daughter. Instead of putting off going to the park, take her today. There are so many things I wanted to do and places I wanted to take him but kept saying "some day" or "next week"; now he's too old for many of them and would probably be too embarassed by being seen with his mother for some of the others. Now I just try to spend as much time at home with him as possible, but at the same time he's become a "momma's boy", so I guess you have to find a happy medium there.
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes, I know those teenage years are tough. I don't want her to get there. I am scared of those girl changes that my babies are going to go through some day. Also, with little girls they go through that resentful stage towards their mom. I have just been putting so much thought into watching them grow and the whole "circle of life" so to speak. I think a lot of it has to do with losing my grandfather recently. He is the first close family member I have lost and it made me realize how precious yet short life really is.
• United States
12 Sep 08
I am so thankful that I had a boy. I didn't want a girl, was scared of how I would react to normal stages of growth (namely boys), among other things. My baby sister was born when I was 15 so it was alot like having a daughter, especially since our mother was a single mom, so I took on alot of the parenting. I treated her more like a boy, now she only likes girls; figures. I was paranoid with her and new I'd be worse with my own. I'm sorry about your loss. I've been losing many over the last few years and it really does hit you at home with your children. It adds to fright, but makes you cherish them more.
• United States
13 Sep 08
I was pretty upset when I found out I was having another girl. Then I started shopping for my nephews and such and I was like I dont want a boy lol.
@alori61 (345)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Ah baby I know what your saying September brings that home for me more then any month. My son turned 17 yesterday, my youngest turns 15 the 25th of this month the oldest turns 22 the 27th. My baby's are growing up yours is still a baby, enjoy her now they really do turn to teens in the blink of an eye
• United States
14 Sep 08
The funny thing is I was telling my grandmother, who raised me, what I felt like and she said she felt the same way with me. I guess it is just part of being mom and life changing so fast.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Oh yes.. you are not alone. Yesterday I was holding my preemie daughter in the palm of my hand. Today, she is a SR in High School sigh My advice, ENJOY EVERY MINUTE YOU HAVE WITH HER. Do not secrectly wish she would hurry and grow up so she will stop driving you crazy. Because while she will grow up faster than you can imagine, she will NEVER stop driving you crazy. Hurry, run and hug her a little tighter while she still wants to be seen with you!
• United States
12 Sep 08
Children are truly a blessing. Unfortunately, they do not appear that way very long. They are mean and rotten before you know it or they are out on their own and you rarely get to see them.
• Canada
12 Sep 08
I don't have kids, so i can't really say, but I do have an idea. i don't know how it is to watch someone grow, but I know how it is with my nieces and nephews. I only get to see them once a year, because of there they live. Every year they are a year older, and it's strange, because if I can't SEE them growing, it's a surprise to see that they've grown, even though i know better. Does THAT make sense? :)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes, I bet it is crazy to see them only once a year. Especially how drastically kids change over the first 5 years.
14 Sep 08
What you say is soo true lol they are babes one minute and the next they are grown and flown.We have kids and they are growing up fast,the funny things that you notice are the things like the changes they go through the older they get.I know a lot of mates have said to me that their kids are going thru the adolescent mood swings,its the hormonal changes lol,we have all gone thru the same.But I suppose the hardest stage has tobe the teenage years,they are supposed to be a nightmare,all the hormones run riot,and their moods are up and down like a yoyo.But I have loved sall the different stages so far,we have had to struggle a bit with some of the tantrums and the tears,but its all wort it in the end.
@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes. I felt the same way with my daughter. She was born with black hair and it seemed like overnight, it changed to brown. She is now 16 years old and will be 17 in a few months. It seems like yesterday when I had her.