15.10.08

Nostalgic

To all of you out there who don't have kids yet I apologize because this post is gonna be a little bit "Mommy Mushy."

Lately my feelings towards baby number two have grown more and more intense. When I look at Jack and think of the miracle that he is I get so excited to meet this little nugget. I'm not gonna lie, for a while I was happy in general about the pregnancy but more terrified about the idea of having two! Now I just feel like there is no need in stressing out over that because it's gonna happen. I mean, it's inevitable right?! So why worry?!

We were at the beach this weekend and Jack was being cute because to me, he always is, and I started feeling such strong feelings of love. Let me explain it like this...when Michael and I got married it felt like my heart was completely full with the love I had for him. Then Jack was born and I swear a new chamber grew and filled up with love because I had never loved like that before! Last Sunday at the beach, for the first time I felt a little sprout of the next heart chamber that will be filled when this baby comes. It was so exciting and so calming at the same time. Not to get all churchy on you on top of all this mushy love stuff but honestly, how could anyone want to do anything else than have a family? I know that is a blanket statement and it's unfair because there are plenty of women who don't have such a strong maternal instinct and bla bla bla...but seriously, kids are the best crying, poop covered, demanding, exhausting, squishy, picky fun things ever. Whew! I guess I am done. Here are a couple pics of Jack when he was just a couple of days old, lumpy head and everything!

Such a yummy little burrito!


This was the only position he would sleep in for longer than 10 minutes. Exhausting for us, comfy for him. I sure am glad that's over!


Can you believe how much he looks like his Daddy?! ;)

11 comments:

Amy said...

That last picture is such a gross picture. Just because of the mustache thing. Not because of your baby. Who knew you could be such a sappy mushy mush head? JK. Cute pictures of little jack...

Lilianne and Jason Wright said...

I totally hear you. Motherhood is awesome. Challenging? Hard? Maybe. But oh-so-amazing! Thanks for sharing your sentiments. I can't wait to meet this new little guy/lady! Since when were at the beach? Sheesh, woman. You're all over the place! :-)

KaSs said...

before i got pregnant i would have to say this post is barf, but now that i am a soon to be mom and can't wait to meet Story i completely agree. i know that once she's born i'll really feel how much i love her, i already do, but once i see her for real it will be a lot more intense. Great post!

Carmen said...

Love it! I am still freaked out that I am responsible for one...totally can't believe there are going to be two! I am anxiously awaiting your revelation of the sex of this next baby. It seems even more real when you find out what's actually brewing in there. When do you find out?

Jess, Dust, and Wyatt said...

Well, honey, you got me teary eyed and lumpy throated.

I've been wading in these same feelings over and over lately as we are starting to talk about making a second baby. Can I possibly love ANOTHER person as much as I love Wyatt? Honestly, the love for Dustin is a totally different love (just as powerful, but just different--you know what I mean) and I get so overwhelmed thinking about having MORE CAPACITY TO LOVE. Wow. At least you're already in the prego mode...you have excuses to feel weepy and filled with feelings. I'm just silly.

Big hugs.......

Heather B said...

Squishy little things...yes, they are the best!!

I love the Jack pictures (what a cute newborn!)

You're so right...we're going to have two kids at one point at the other, why freak out?

I think I felt a similar beginning of growth (chamber #2) last week...well, at least the strongest so far. Good thing. 3 more weeks to go.

Sarah said...

So i am so excited, i think you are only like two weeks ahead of me, Crazy!!! Now you just need to move back here so we can all have cute little kids to run around with!!!

LeeRae said...

Before I had a baby of my own I thought infants were just cute because they were so small but now when ever I see a new born my heart just melts over them...

Jeanette said...

Jack and Lucy had the sleeping thing in common... she would only sleep laying on top of one of us, like for a few weeks it was like that! Then we got her a snuggle nest and luckily she decided she liked it too!

I'm excited for the new addition to the Clark family. I was just looking at pictures of Lucy when she was first born today and its amazing how tiny she was. Tomorrow she'll be 1!

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KaSs said...

The ultrasound at "gendersound" (or something like that) was $133, but that was for the 3D, the gender check is like $100 or $115.