September 19, 2010

For a minute there.

lulu day

She turns two


and we had a party.

It went great. I just finished washing the dishes. We didn't use one paper or disposable product. :) Well, aside from the cupcake liners but they were eco-friendly.

She blew out her candle, with the perfect and softest and sweetest "fwhew."

I held other people's babies this weekend.

I don't know what I feel about that? Hubs and I even talked about new names we like. But, we say that knowing. Knowing. Bittersweet knowing.


31 comments:

  1. I'm still in shock that she's 2. And J is 3....it's crazy.

    I feel you here girly, I truly do.

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  2. I LOVE her dress. It's Gorgeous!

    I just had to come out of lurkermode to say such.

    Happy birthday, Miss Ivy LaTwo! :)

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  3. I love it! (Ivy LaTwo!) I'm totally going to be calling her that now...

    Steph

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  4. Cannot believe she is 2...Jessica still sings Rock a Bye your Bear (wiggles) from that video of Ivy in the bath tub...what seems like forever ago.

    Thanks letting us in to watch her grow up (all of them grow up)

    Happy Belated Birthday, Miss Ivy.

    Jen

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  5. I can't imagine celebrating the second birthday of the LAST one. I never want there to be a last one.

    And that... that is a perfect photo.

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  6. What an Angel.....happy birthday baby girl.... (big hugs to mom too!)

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  7. I went to a baby birthday party today too...an answer to prayers as I'm looking for new friends in this new state.

    http://curiousgeorgi.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-crash-birthday-party.html

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  8. Those curls. That dress! The more I hold other babies, the more I realize how big and grown up my almost 3-year old is. As a mama, what's your favorite age to parent? Thus far?

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  9. I'm a mama of an only who will be 2 in a few months. My hubby had the snip when ours was just 6 months old (before I changed my mind!) One child is just smartest for us. But that bittersweetness of watching her learn and grow everyday. Boy it's a doozie! I miss those few short months when she was so tiny and helpless...

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  10. Pixie has that dress.
    And I wish they made it in my size
    because I would completely wear it.



    Why do the days have to fly?

    I hate bittersweet knowing.
    I don't want to know half of what I know,
    and that's just the honest truth.

    Babies are up and away far far too fast.

    (Pixie will be THREE in January.)


    --S.S.

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  11. that is a gorgeous picture!!!! are you planning to have another one in the future?

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  12. Aww. I know what you mean. It's bittersweet watching our little ones grow up :(

    After number five, I decided that was a good number to stop at. {Before I lost my ever lovin' mind! :D}

    There's just something about babies, though. I miss that stage. I miss the quiet moments while nursing. I miss the sweetness of extended snuggle time.

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  13. ivy looks so pretty! i remember so vividly sitting (right here) reading the tweets the night she was born. was it the first ever twitter birth? i wonder. so much has changed and so little has changed, ya know?

    <3 you, steph!

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  14. happy day to miss ivy. and oh-- the bittersweet, i know it. i held babies this weekend, too. and ogled them as they peeked out of their mamas' pouches and slings. We were camping and it almost *hurt* not being able to tuck almost-2-year-old-Axel's body into a fleece pouch on that chilly beach.

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  15. I'm there too. In the past month Lucy has stopped nursing, started sleeping through the night and started wanting to walk everywhere rather than be carried. And in 2 days she will be 2. And she is our last baby. Bittersweet indeed.

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  16. ahh, now I cam comment! This box just wasn't here for me in every other post.

    Anyway, oh Ivy, so beautiful! Our girls are TWO!

    bittersweetness indeed!

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  17. She's beautiful & two. Happy Birthday to her. Hard to see them grow. Hard to say goodbye to seasons in life & hello to new ones. But the love carries us through.

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  18. The last is SO HARD. One day, I woke and realized that Nate, our youngest, doesn't use diapers or his pacifier any more. I no longer have a baby. I cried for an hour.

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  19. Ivy's hair looks so cute with the side curls. It was a fun party. Ivy will always be your baby, no matter how old she is.

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  20. I know, I know. I am in love with babies having them, holding them, nursing them, celebrating each milestone with them... Our "baby" of 4 is newly 3. I don't think I will ever get over it...!So, I spent 2 hours in the nursery last week; nope feeling didn't go away. :o)Happy Bday, Ivy!

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  21. I seriously want to touch her baby soft curls.

    I'm glad the party went well. Here's to a wonderful year of "two!" :)

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  22. I can't look at this picture without wondering what she's thinking... she's beautiful, Steph. I'd probably mourn my kids' getting older more if they didn't also seem to just keep getting more and more wonderful. But they do, and I know yours do as well. I think about names, too. Maybe we'll get a cat or something. ;)

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  23. Happy Birthday Ivy! Being done is so bittersweet for me I can't even talk about it without crying. *sigh*

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  24. oh, look how little girl she is! so big.

    i think we'll always talk about names, too. totally bittersweet.

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  25. She's a lovely, lovely girlie! I have two girls and one little man and I'm pregnant with my fourth... and final. And I'm already fighting a bit of sadness daily because of the passing milestones. (When my next one turns two, I think I'm going to need lots and lots of hugs and maybe a good, strong cup of... coffee :) (OK, ok... and maybe a beer).

    I'm glad I'm not alone in that bittersweet feeling.

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  26. I want her style! :)

    Happy bday!

    Nell

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  27. i can't even think of the right thing to say except that i can't talk about baby names ever again for the rest of my life because there isn't any sweet in my bitter. at least not yet. also, ivy is a little love. it is fun to me that we have girls the same age. ivy reminds me so much of alice and i always get what you are saying about her because i feel the same way.

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  28. Oh goodness - totally in the same boat with our 3 boys and soon to be (in about 3 weeks..) 2 year old baby girl. We have pondered having a 5th.. but seriously I don't think it is going to happen... so I am with you - it is so incredibly bittersweet! It's so hard to say good-bye to that era of life, no one told me it would ever be this hard... does the longing & name dreaming ever end?

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  29. Cutest dress ever. Where did you get that one?

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  30. Stephanie,

    That's one I bought from Matilda Jane!

    Steph

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