I feel somehow less put together and more beautiful than ever, even when it means leaking milk most of the time, no makeup until at least noon, and spit up on
my shoulder everything. At the beginning of pregnancy, I wasn't sure this mom thing was for me. But today, I know the Lord has clearly called me to it and I adore being a mom much more than I expected I would.
|A failed attempt at a photo shoot with the things his Gigi made for him before we knew he was a boy!|
I love the look on Liam's face when he gets the hiccups: pure surprise at every jolt.
... our house at a time like this. It is peaceful, quiet, and beautiful, and when we're all up at odd hours through the night, we aren't bothering any neighbors. I couldn't ask for a better backdrop for these new baby days.
|With Poppy, hanging in the studio.|
I cry at the drop of a hat (hello hormones + exhaustion)!
... whenever a hymn is sung.
... at sappy commercials and Christmas music.
... at Shawn going back to work and feeling overwhelmed.
... when I'm so happy I can't stand it.
|Getting work done for Brighter Day, here and there.|
I can't wait for Christmas, and all that it entails. It will feel so different with a brand new little boy, and I can't wait.
... to have a bit more of a predictable schedule when it comes to sleep.
... for Liam to meet Shawn's mom (coming from Germany) and brother and sister (coming from North Carolina) this weekend!
I'm thankful for a husband who doesn't complain when I wake him up for the 4am feeding because I just can't. stay. awake.
... a good sleeping baby, when he's full.
... grandparents just a few minutes away who help us so much.
... the privilege of two date nights with Shawn already! Much needed for all of us.
... meals delivered almost every other day since he was born (and still going!). What a gift.
... for good health, so much support, and sweet friends. We are so blessed.
This little guy of ours is so, so loved. I have a feeling he knows it.