Freckles in April: Ma* Day

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ma* Day

Me and Stinky in 2008. Holy cow I was yooooung
I couldn't let Mother's Day go by without a quick post.

I never really liked kids. I hated babysitting. Other people's children annoyed me. I was fairly certain I might want kids some day but I was not married to the idea. I just sort of hoped I could find it in myself to like my own kids.

And then Stinky was born. And I discovered this incredible, deep-seated mother's heart. And Baby 2's birth took it to a whole other level. I am that Mama Bear that yells at big kids at the park because they rode their bikes too close. I am that sap who watches her babies sleep. I am that sentimental fool who freaks out when she realizes her kids just keep getting older and there's no way to keep them tiny and snuggly for a little bit longer.

My babies are my reason for breathing. Some days are long, hard, and filled with poop but I wouldn't give up this job for anything.

In the hospital with Baby 2 (this pic gives me butterflies. There is NOTHING like those first few days with your new baby)

*both my kids now call me Ma. Combine that with Stinky calling Aaron by his first name and we are the epitome of class around here.

9 comments:

  1. Can we talk about how you look amazing in the hospital!!! Your boys are so sweet and I know just what you mean...I never could have fathomed how much I'd love him. Hope you had a wonderful and restful Mother's Day!

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  2. My 3 year old calls me "ma", too! So funny. And I feel the exact same way about other people's kids, not so exciting. But my own babies? All-consuming LOVE. Happy mother's day!

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  3. Your post just described me to a tee! lol Happy Ma's Day to you! =)

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  4. aww happy mama's day!

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  5. Love these photos and yes the first few hours are the best!

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  6. Happy M day! I felt the same way about kids once upon a time. To take it even further, I didn't even want my own. Today, I have three, and I couldn't be happier! :0)

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  7. Such a sweet little post. I'd love to hear more about your journey to motherhood in a future post someday!

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  8. Whatever kind of magic they were pumping into your IV - I'm requesting that next time around! You looked great! I never thought I wanted kids of my own, even when the hubs and I were engaged. Guess Heavenly Father gave my instincts a kick in the right direction. :)

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