Goodnight Too Soon

26 Jun


Goodnight too soon Goodnight too soon
Goodnight coming home sleeper with the cow jumping over the moon

Goodnight onesies and swaddles that no longer provide room
Goodnight first jeans Goodnight first holiday themes

Goodnight tops with funny words written and Goodnight warm wooly winter mittens

Goodnight PJs with a fox and Goodnight itty bitty socks

Goodnight unworn shoes and Goodnight baby blues

Goodnight handknit hats and Goodnight outfits with baseball bats

Goodnight stripes and plaids that made everyone gush

Goodnight snaps and buttons that caused a fuss and Goodnight size newborn that turned mama to mush

And Goodnight to the daddy whispering for her to “hush”

Goodnight as she reflects and stares Goodnight as she tucks and folds with care

Goodnight precious memories everywhere

Based on Goodnight Moon, I dedicate this to moms everywhere that can’t help but sigh at the realization their baby can no longer straighten their legs in their sleepers that just fit, like yesterday.


15 Responses to “Goodnight Too Soon”

  1. Diana Walpole June 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    Looks like the pile of outfits I got him for the shower! How fast they grow. Its kinda sad…but he’s growing into such a fine young lad and maybe you’ll give him a little brother one day and you can gush over all these little outfits again:)

    • Melissa June 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

      Yup, definitely saving it all just in case!

  2. Lisa June 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Very well said. I totally get a lump in my throat just thinking about it 😦 they grow up way too fast!!! Crazy!! Being mamas to baby boys is the best! 🙂

  3. Jack'smom June 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    I can’t believe the amount of clothes I have packed away! Jack just turned one, and I just found some newborn diapers I had tucked away in a diaper caddy 😦

    • Melissa June 27, 2012 at 11:27 am #

      Aw, so bittersweet. I can’t imagine all the loot I’ll have stored by the time he reaches one!

  4. Abby R. June 27, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    Yep, I know exactly how that feels. 😦

    • Melissa June 27, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      I know, so sad. I do however, highly recommend those vacuum seal bags. I couldn’t believe his huge mountain of clothes fit in only one and half bags!

  5. Jamie Lynn Austria July 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Awwww this expresses just how I’ve been feeling about my lil guy growing up so fast and how hard it is for me to store away his NB clothes. I cry a little inside when he moves up to a new diaper stage!

    • Anne July 4, 2012 at 11:49 am #

      Love the poem,Melissa! Oliver’s pile of too-small-clothes isn’t that big yet! Denial makes me still let him wear some of them, even if they are high waters!

  6. Colleen July 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    This is SO CUTE!! I used to get so sad packing away clothes thinking “she will never, ever be little enough to wear this again!” It IS sentimental, but it does get easier.

    • Melissa July 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

      Yes and hopefully I’ll get to take them back out for someone else at some point too! 🙂

  7. jayandjamielynn July 30, 2012 at 3:49 am #

    Melissa, I hope you don’t mind that I provided a link on my blog to this post. I just loved this poem so much and think so many other mothers can relate!

    • Melissa July 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

      Of course not! Thank you & happy 5 months to your cutie!


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