Rowan is growing way too fast. I never anticipated that my blog would be all about Rowan…But it has turned into that…and simply because my life is all about Rowan. Everyday. All day. For the rest of my life. And I love it.
I recently was contemplating journaling Rowan's childhood…and realized I can barely find time to shower…let alone make time to write a few paragraphs in a journal every day. This phase of life has me very busy. While full-blown journaling wasn't something I knew I had time for…I could make time to write a brief thought or two about Rowan's day…a loving note or a short recap about something special.
I recently found the journal, One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book – and LOVE it. It is so easy to keep up with. I have it on my nightstand and as soon as I get into bed I grab it and jot down a sweet memory from the day. My only regret is that I didn't start this sooner!
I love that no matter how busy or crazy my day is…even when it feels like all I did was work, change diapers, pump to fill Rowan's bottles, do laundry, and everything in between….there are always those little moments I wish I could savor and remember forever. And this little memory book allows me to do just that. Here are a few lines I've written over the last month or so….just to give you an idea.
April 6, 2017:
That one night you screamed the whole night and wouldn't go to bed. Teething? Stomach ache?
April 14, 2017:
You had your 6-month Dr's appointment today. You are 16lbs 9oz and 26.25" long – and healthy as can be! Dad was working in pediatrics and got to be there for your shots and all <3
April 29, 2017:
We had a long day today! We went to book babies at the library, out to lunch, bought new bikes, went shopping! We also moved your crib into your room…our first night with you not sleeping next to me.
I feel like this little memory book would also make a great baby shower gift. And some day….after I am done writing down 5 years of little notes about his days and life….I'll wrap it up and give it to him. Maybe at his high school graduation? Maybe on his wedding day? Or maybe another fitting time…either way…what I want him to know is how unbelievably loved he was/is. And how much we enjoyed him in his early years. How the littlest giggle, smile, or new developmental milestone turned our whole day into one fantastic and amazing memory that we would never want to forget.