Can we just push pause?

Babies grow up so fast. Sometimes I wish I could just push pause and stop time so I can relish in these wonderful childhood years just a bit longer. But alas, babies grow into toddlers, toddlers grow to be preschoolers, and then we send them off to school and our little babies are now big kids ready to take on the world.

While I may not have much time left where my little baby is still a baby (she just started crawling like last week!), I am going to enjoy every last minute of everything baby. Like this precious moment where Allison and daddy were playing pat the couch while she was practicing how to stand on her own. It was really cute, trust me. 🙂


Or the moments where she is learning how to grasp things better and better every day. Those tiny little puffs weren’t always so easy to pick up, but she has become a pro in no time!


The use of a plate isn’t really necessary at this point either, but I think she likes it. She always seems excited when I put her puffs in a bowl or on a plate, perhaps because it makes her feel just a bit bigger. Isn’t that how it always goes? When you are little you can’t wait to grow up and when you are getting older you wish time would slow down.


So yes, I wish there was a pause button I could push and just slow everything down once in a while. I know these moments won’t last forever so I’m trying to cherish them while I can.

What about you, do you have moments where you could just press pause and take it all in?


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Thanks to Earth’s Best for providing us some yummy organic snacking options. All opinions are my own.




Jesica H

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26 thoughts on “Can we just push pause?

  • September 10, 2014 at 10:24 am
    Oh my goodness, Allison is SO cute! I completely agree with you, it always feels like time is going by so quickly - I already can barely remember when my girls were this age as it feels like I blinked and they're both in school already! Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 10:44 am
    Awwww! She's so cute! My boys are all bigger now and I understand completely how fast it flies (my oldest turns 14 shortly!!). We always loved Earths Best when we were buying baby foods! Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 10:49 am
    I loved these puffy snacks for my daughter. They are really easy to take along to the park etc. Plus they are so light so they do not add extra weight into the (already heavy) diaper bag. Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 11:03 am
    I feel like I have those moments all of the time. You blink and time just goes. How fun that she's discovered crawling and mobility! Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 11:22 am
    What a sweetie. I feel like that all the time. I look at my 6 year old and think no way - can you just stay this age? Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 11:55 am
    I will definitely press pause with you! My youngest started full day kindergarten this year. Where did my baby go? Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    When my first child was a baby, each new milestone was so novel & exciting. But what we didn't realize as we celebrated all of her accomplishments was that she was rushing out of baby-dom way too fast. I am trying so hard to let them be children as long as possible, but they keep insisting on getting older! Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm
    Your daughter is so cute! I wish I could rewind some and pause others. I'm loving the baby stage, but my oldest just started kindergarten and I wish he wasn't grown up so fast. Reply
    • September 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm
      My middle child is in kindergarten and my oldest is in 2nd. He feels so grown up already! Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm
    She is such a doll! I do wish we could have a pause button ... sometimes! :) It seems like just yesterday my youngest was a baby! Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm
    Oh, isn't this the truth, sister? I BLINKED, and my baby is now 12. TOO FAST! SLOW DOWN! Someone posted this the other day, and it broke my heart thinking about how much time I have left. "There are only 940 Saturday's from the time your child is born until they turn 18. 260 of them are gone by the time your child is 5. Not to mention the weekends they'll be with friends, or playing sports. So use them wisely! Life is too short!!" Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm
    Yes, every day I want to pause and hold onto these precious moments!! They do grow way too fast! Your little girl is so adorable! Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 9:49 pm
    I couldn't agree with you more. They grow up so fast and then when they get to a certain age, you wish you could hit the fast forward button. LOL Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 11:46 pm
    My second child is turning 4 in a couple days. I definitely wish the clock would go a little slower. Reply
  • September 10, 2014 at 11:52 pm
    Yes, they do grow up so fast, and I wish I could have paused mine a LONG time ago! She's a cutie! Reply
  • September 11, 2014 at 8:36 am
    I blinked and my son was suddenly 10 years old! They grow up way to fast. Reply
  • September 11, 2014 at 9:15 am
    What an ADORABLE little princess you've got there! Time flies way way too fast I swear. I still wonder where the last 16 years have gone with my oldest daughter. Reply
  • September 11, 2014 at 10:22 am
    time goes by way to fast, my oldest baby graduates this year and my youngest turned 1 in April. I wish I could just pause them where they are and just enjoy the entire time. I love watching them hit the milestones but at the same time there is a pain because I know it is either the first of them, meaning they will leave soon, or the last of them and I won't see them again until I have grandchildren. I love your pics, too cute and my kids always loved the puffs. Nicoli hasn't tried the yogurt ones yet. Reply
  • September 11, 2014 at 12:03 pm
    Such a cutie pie! The time does pass too quickly. i am constantly wanting to freeze-frame the little moments where I pause and realize what a special time it is in their lives/ Reply
  • September 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm
    My kids are all grown now and there hasn't been a year when I haven't felt like this. My granddaughter is this age, its an awesome year!! Reply
  • September 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm
    She is so adorable, and I know what you mean - I wish I could push pause at times, because my children are growing up way too fast! Reply
  • September 11, 2014 at 9:42 pm
    ALL THE TIME! My 4 year old, who turns 5 on Monday, AHHH!!! will be our only, and it really kills me when I realize each moment is the only time I will experience him at this age or stage. Its heartbreaking, but I try to make the most of each moment! And pictures, LOTS of pictures. Reply
  • September 12, 2014 at 12:00 am
    I most certainly do and I would also like to push rewind. I'd so love to start all over and do it again! Reply
  • September 13, 2014 at 12:34 pm
    Now I have grandchildren who are growing up too fast. We all love those years when they are small. Thank goodness we can still remember so many cute things they did! Reply
  • September 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm
    I would love if there was a pause button!! My daughter just turned 3 and it feels like I had her yesterday. Reply

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