Ruby is not anymore a baby!

It’s truly unthinkable that my little Ruby is not anymore a baby.  She will turn 3 years old a few days from now.  Where did the time go?  Time swiftly flies when you’re having fun so the famous saying goes.

I thought she’ll remain as my baby for long, but I’m wrong.  She seemed to have grown so fast trying to catch up with Reimer that I can’t quiet remember much of her that age.   It’s a bittersweet reality that I can’t stop her from growing into a little lady.  Honestly, I’ve not had enough of her yet as a baby considering she might be or will be the last baby I will ever carry on my arms.  She’s definitely a baby no more!

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Ruby @ 11 months

As she’s getting bigger, she’s also moulding and developing herself into her own personality and individuality.  Below are her distinct characteristics:

  • She’s a very bold, courageous, confident and sweet little girl.
  • She can have tantrums, temper and can be grumpy at times but so quick to change mood with just a wee tickle.
  • She can also be a little crazy that she laugh her head off for the slightest things.
  • She can be quite passionate over things.  She likes watching peppa pig, loves to cuddle her Minnie Mouse at bedtime and play with Elsa and Anna as well.
  • She likes dressing up as well and changes clothes a couple of times in a day.
  • She likes singing Nursery rhymes and even “Let it go” from the movie Frozen.
  • She is very argumentative and reasons out every time she’s told off with hands on her waist.  On the other hand, she likes to tell off people too.
  • She sometimes cries for no reason, just to get our attention.
  • She still have afternoon naps until now but despite of that she sleeps at 8pm in her own bed without any problem, which is one thing I admire about  her.
  • She still sucks her two fingers (ring and middle) to soothe her to sleep or comfort her when she’s upset.
  • Best of all, her speech is excellent for her age and she can pick up conversation relatively easy.

The last time I visited home, my mum showed me photos of myself when I was Ruby’s age and I was shocked how I looked like her or shall I say she looked like me.  It’s amazingly crazy how genetics work to say the least! No wonder every time I post a photo of Ruby in Facebook, I always got a common comment from my family and friends and that she’s my copycat or my mini me.  It’s a shame that I forgot to bring one of those photos with me so I can compare our photos together.  I would like to think that as she’s becoming a little bit more like me everyday, she couldn’t be prouder, in the same way I am proud of her.

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I can see myself in this photo of her.

It may be perceived as a relief that there’s no more babies at home which means there’s lesser parental responsibilities.  No more changing nappies, no more baby’s milk, no more sleepless nights, no more breastfeeding or spoon feeding and no more pushing of pram.  However, thinking about it appears to be saddening, because conclusively it also means my kids won’t need me for much longer.  I’m certainly not too keen on the thought of not being needed or required.  I’m a mother, I can’t live without my kids.  For now, while I can, I will make the most of these little cuddles, kisses, snuggles and tickles which I loved most about having kids.

Anyhow, I’ve stumbled across this quote that means a lot to me.

“GROWN means nothing to a Mother.  A child is a child.  They get bigger, older and grown?  In a Mother’s heart, each will always be her BABY.”

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No matter how grown up, how old and how big she is.  To me, Ruby will always remain as my little baby girl.  Here’s hoping that our bond together will continue to be strong through the test of time.

Do you feel sad too knowing your kids are growing so fast?

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32 thoughts on “Ruby is not anymore a baby!

  • Nige Higgins

    They grow so quickly take advNtage while you can great post #bestandworst

  • I found the time between 18 months and school really flew by – make the most of it! #bestandworst

    • ReimerandRuby

      So true! kids seems to be rushing growing up, aren’t they? lol Thank you!

  • Aww she is growing fast and absolutely beautiful she is too! My son is 12 this weekend and it feels like he was that small just yesterday! #mg

    • ReimerandRuby

      They seems to grow so quick, aren’t they? seems like it was yesterday when I’ve given birth lol. Thanks for dropping by!

  • this is beautiful, you are an amazing mother and she is a darling. My eldest daughter is 11, my other daughter just turned 9, but they will always be my little girls and Adam even though he is 6 will be my baby boy forever. We are so blessed to be mothers. Happy birthday Ruby may you always know happiness and love xx #mg

    • ReimerandRuby

      No matter what their age will be, they’ll always remain as out little darling, aren’t they? That’s one amazing thing being a mother. Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment too!

  • It’s so bittersweet isn’t it! It’s so wonderful to see them grow and learn and change, but at the same time you want them to stop and stay as they are just for a little while longer! The time really does go so quickly, I love the idea behind this quote though that they’ll still always be our babies. x #CandidCuddles

    • ReimerandRuby

      So true, we are happy to see their developments and milestones but we don’t want them to grow that big because we’ll miss them, we miss our babies. I love that quote too, means a lot to me. Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

  • What a little beauty! No matter how big your children get, they will always need you, just in different ways. My little one is turning 3 this summer too and it is so bittersweat, yet at the same time exciting to watch her grow and discover the world. However, I can imagine its quite different once you know that you’ve had and watched your last baby grow up. But she is only 3 and has a whole lifetime ahead of her 🙂 Emily #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      I need to keep that in mind, that as my kids grow older, they’ll still need me no matter what. Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment. Hope your little girl will have a lovely birthday when it comes!

  • Oh I know. Mine takes up my whole lap now with all these skinny limbs everywhere, I don’t know where that curly haired little baby went. #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      We always miss the times when they were still babies, aren’t we? I noticed when they’re a bit older, they’re not as cuddly and cute, lol

  • She is so pretty and don’t they just grow up so blooming quickly! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

    • ReimerandRuby

      So true, they’re really rushing to grow old, aren’t they? Thanks

  • Awww what a gorgeous couple of photos 🙂 I love that quote, it’s so true, and I think we really have to treasure every moment. Every moment they grow and learn new things, is so exciting, but tinged with the end of a ‘baby’ version of that word or achievement or movement.

    Thanks so much for linking up! 🙂 #thebabyformula

    • ReimerandRuby

      It seems that their achievement is also ours to treasure. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment!

  • She’s beautiful!

  • Ruby will always be your baby, no matter how old she is. The past three years must have gone so quickly for you, I’ve got an 8 month old and that has flown by, I can’t really remember the early days which I find a little sad. It’s funny how, I’m not sure about you, but I seem to spend my days looking at how she is growing, and almost wishing her to the next step, when really I should savour this moments as she’s not going to be small forever. Your blog post really sums this up. I wish Ruby a very happy 3rd birthday. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS, Hope you come back next Sunday. Claire x

    • ReimerandRuby

      I’m totally the same with both of my kids, when they’re still babies, I always look forward to their next milestones…. but now that they’re quiet big, I missed those baby days with them. We should really savour every moment because they’ll not remain small forever. Thank you!

  • Yes, I agree my kiddies will always be my babies. It’s lovely to watch them grow & develop but it’s tough to see that dependence on you go. Ruby is a lovely little girl. 🙂 #candidcuddles

    • ReimerandRuby

      So true, its lovely watching them grow but seeing them slowly developing their independence can be scary and worrying, lol. Thank you Becky!

  • Three years old does seem to be that ‘no longer a baby’ milestone, doesn’t it? My little boy has just turned two, and the second year just seems to have shot by – I can imagine the third goes even quicker! I love seeing him develop, but I think there will be a part of me like you that will be a little upset when he’s officially no longer a baby! #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think all mums feel the same way when their kiddos are getting bigger, although it’s nice seeing them grow from one milestone to another but seeing their independence is upsetting. Thank you for dropping by!

  • You’ll always be a mother! A teenager needs just as much support as a 3 year old just in different ways! I’m still very close to my mum at thirty something! You’re daughter is so cute and just like you! #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      So true, I was the same with my mum when I was still living with my parents. Thank you for dropping by!

  • I feel exactly the same with my three year old – she will always be my baby! This is a lovely quote, thanks for sharing with #candidcuddles

  • Oh, what a beautiful sentiment to your little Ruby. Your little girl will ALWAYS need her mom! On the night before her first day of high school when she asks you to show her how to do makeup. Or, when she comes home with her first heartbreak and she wants nothing more than to lay in your arms and eat ice cream and watch sappy movies. She will always want and need her mommy around <3 They do grow so fast though, and sometimes I just want time to stop x #candidcuddles

    • ReimerandRuby

      What lovely words… I hope we will have the same bond til she grows up and sees me as the first person to find comfort with. So true, they grow so fast, if only we can stop time. Thanks for dropping by and the lovely comments too!

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