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!
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.
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.”
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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