Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My very own Bitty Baby

I finally got Bella to sleep tonight- and I was just staring at her. She is still so tiny at 16 months, and people still ask me if she's about a year old.. it drives me nuts since I have been explaining (with no real reason to give at all..) that she was very small when she was born.. she was 4 pounds and 14 ounces and she was only 3 weeks early. I am so sick of telling this tale, it's unbelievable. The questions and looks I have gotten since her birth have driven me close to the point of insanity. I have NO FREAKING IDEA why she was so small. But, she was, and I am so glad I was able to capture her smallness on film, since now I can't even comprehend her true 'tininess' (Is that even a word? If not, it should be...)
She is lying next to a Bitty Baby in this picture ( and she is SO P-O'ed to be doing so..) and anyone who has a Bitty Baby knows just how small they are. I also have a picture of her next to a carton of eggs and a banana.. she is just so unbelievably small. But now I look at my baby Bella eating a banana the size of her head and dragging around the same Bitty Baby, and I see how big she is getting. It just kills me.
Why do they have to get big so fast? I look at my kids right now, and I want to freeze them and keep them at these ages forever. I really have the best of all worlds. I have the big kid, Jack- so responsible, caring and kind- showing us a glimpse of the great person he's going to be someday. I have funny, mischievous Will, who keeps us on our toes, but laughing all the time. Elisa who is so smart and funny and beautiful..perfect qualities for a girl.. And baby Bella- cracking us up when she tries to sing along with Barney, and killing us with her cuteness. I wake up with these four great people and I feel like I've won the lottery..........


Jen said...

I remember when you sent me that picture of Bella. She was so teeny and sweet.

I loved this post. You have the greatest kids on the planet, but that is only a testament to you. You are a great mother and it is reflected in your kids.

Anonymous said...

First time on your blog - great post. The pic is so cute with baby next to doll.

Lisa Haass said...

That is the best picture ever. I have it on my computer and what I love is that she looks so mad, like she really has an opinion, which we all know she probably did, even then.

I love great kids.......aren't we all so lucky?

Anonymous said...

This post brought tears to my eyes today. You are an incredible mom with great kids! Your totally failing as a walker - but a great mom! Ha, Ha

Krissa said...

YES- we are so, so lucky to have such great kids... Mom and Dad DEFINITELY did something right!!! :) I only wish our kids could be together more often!!

YES, I am a COMPLETE failure as a walker this week.... like I said, I can hear myself getting fatter.. but tomorrow will be different!! ha ha

Anonymous said...

OMG Krissa, she is so cute and mad and cute.

Great children come from great parents and you are no exception.