A Measure for Time
by Karla ° Friday, October 26, 2007
Time is a strange phenomenon. I mean, at a quick glance, it seems simple enough; a day consists of so many hours and a certain number of minutes. But the underlying fundamental nature of time baffles me.

If Universe(Matter(Energy(Time(Creation))))2 + (Common Human) = Sense of Time*, why then, am I left scratching my head wondering where all the time in the Universe went? Because I swear, all I did was blink, and all of a sudden Nate is ten months old.

And speaking of time, in the span of one week, Nate has learned to: pull himself into a sitting position, crawl, pull himself into a standing position, insert shapes into their corresponding slots, give me 'five' and wave and point at anything and everything under the sun.

For months and months, Nate didn’t do much of much. He sort of sat around like a quiet little philosopher, played with shapes and observed the world around him. But then, bang, just like that, he’s cranking out milestone on top of milestone on top of milestone.

And now, all I am left with are memories stitched into the fabric of a time when my baby was not mobile, and photographs to prove that, yes, what they say is true. Time passes way too quickly.

Except at 3:00 in the morning when my child decides to exercise his lungs while two new teeth poke through his gum line. That’s when time can’t move fast enough.

*Alternate Formula:
Karla + Pretty Blue Sky + No Understanding of Space/Time Physics = Makes Shit Up.

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Ah wait till he turns 1 then you will really wonder. My youngest just turned 1 a week ago and I still can not believe it!!!
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  October 26, 2007

While movement of baby often equals a more tired mum, it's a wonderful delight to watch how exciting life becomes for the little mover. You might prepare yourself for serious sleep disruption due to all his development... he's thinking, "why sleep when I could be downstairs, standing, crawling, and all that good stuff?"
Posted by Blogger Mama T :  October 26, 2007

There is a country song by Kenney Chesney called "Don't Blink" that talks about this exact thing. You should look it up on the internet it's a cool song
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  October 26, 2007

Sometimes you think, my goodness, is this child not learning a darn thing? Or why aren't those growth cells kicking in?

Then before you know it, they are the tallest in their class and suddenly able to read every street sign.

Oh yeah, it all goes fast.
Posted by Blogger Gina :  October 27, 2007

Oh yay! We are in the middle of teething too. And mine is just starting to play with crawling, but is mostly slithering. So he is mobile, but slow.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  October 27, 2007

I swear with movement comes defiance. Boston started walking a couple weeks ago and he's getting his molars = short pathetic naps or none at all and waking up again at night= cranky baby and mom. Ahh the days when they just slept and ate! But now he charms me with his "wiggle wiggle" dance and his growing vocabulary. No matter how hard they get they always win you over with their smiles and laughs.

It's terrifying! I know how you feel...Cole will be ONE YEAR OLD tomorrow! When did that happen?
Posted by Blogger Christi :  October 28, 2007

OH, I know how that goes!

Since when could my baby scoot across the floor and get into things? She was only born a little bit ago. 6 months?! No way!
Posted by Blogger Dana :  November 01, 2007


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