I have been a mom for five years already but I still find times when it is unbelievable.  At times it seems like I got a good handle on things and something happens and I fall apart.  Does parenting ever get easier?

Growing up I never envisioned myself as a mom.  I didn't think it I was mother material.  But here I am with a five year old!  I am not perfect and don't try to be.  I am super over protective and worry about everything.

The thing I hate the most is knowing that my tiny 6 lbs 2 oz baby is growing up.  Just when I think I have a handle on it, something happens and sends me over the edge.  This morning as we were getting ready for school, I had that moment.

Phoenix was brushing his teeth when he starts yelling, "mom my tooth is bleeding."  I ran in there to see what was going on and sure enough his tooth was loose!  This is his first loose tooth and it was hard to see.

It made me realize that no matter how hard I wish for it, he will not be a baby forever.  He is gonna keep growing and I can't stop it.  The thing that really made me sad was that he was excited about it.  He was like 'Yeah!  That means I'm getting big like my cousins.'  And as much as I hate to admit it, he is right.

This morning made me realize that this time with him is so precious.  I want to remember and cherish each minute with him.  So I have decided that I am going to start taking more pictures and more video so that I can always have something to hold onto.

Does it ever get easier?  I knew that parenting was going to be quite a task, but I didn't think silly things like loosing teeth was going to make me so emotional.  Is this just the beginning of many more emotional days?

What is the one thing that happened that made you realize your babies were growing up?

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