Small and chubby with perpetual motion
Bright happy eyes that light up when she smiles
Soft little curls with a mind of their own
Curious and talkative in her own set of sounds


Yesterday she was so small in our eyes
Yesterday she was the littlest one
Yesterday she had the world by a string
Yesterday she was our itty bitty


Today she is so strong and steady
Today she is learning a whole new set of rules
Today someone smaller has arrived in our family
Today “No” means “No” with no wiggle room


Today she is still our itty bitty
But today he is teeny, and fragile and new
Today her world changed
And she might need a moment or two


Vicki L. Pugliese