Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Baby Love


Oh, Janey is the sweetest little baby in the world and brightens every day.  I'm sure every mother thinks the same thing, because what is there not to adore about these soft, cuddly, innocent, bright-eyed humans that look at their moms with adoring eyes and always have a smile?   Patrick asked me at the dinner table the other day if I could have 'five-ten-thousand' babies, would I?  I said yes, but not all at once, and only every two or three years to space them apart, and if I could stay the same age and never grow old so I'd have the energy for them.  That's a lot of "ifs" but by golly, I mean it.  He told me he's going to have that many babies.  I wonder if his future wife knows of his big plans. :)

I am trying to not full-on-panic about the fact that her first birthday is 3 months away.  It's almost a punched-in-the-gut feeling when I think about it. I know my baby will always be my baby, but when babies turn one they look different-they get longer and leaner and wear shoes and start to walk, and they don't look like "wrapped up in a blanket" babies anymore, and oh boy, I am not ready for her to be a toddler as much as I love that stage also.  I wish I could double time my life right now...like make every day last twice as long.  I think I might be crazy.  But I'm ok with crazy, especially when it comes to this part of my life-it's my whole life-being a mom, and I love it so much.  I was hooked when Isaac, my first, was born, and I wish it could just go on forever and ever and ever-babies in my home forever, shining their little light to all.

30 comments :

  1. Oh I completely agree! there is nothing like a sweet, swishy, good kiss'in cheeks, baby!!!! my baby is 16, she will always be my baby!! but Grand babies are soooo fun!!!! something to look forward to!!!

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  2. Sarah! I so know how you are feeling. I cried and cried when Kole turned one. It was such a hard day for me. I am feeling the same way lately. I just want to freeze time with my kids and make every day longer. I'm not ready for them to get any older! I'm so happy I get to check your blog and get my baby fix. :) Janey is too adorable for words!

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  3. Oh my, I am feeling the same way about my sweet Taylor. Today she looked so much bigger to me...it made my heart a little sad. Our babies grow up way too fast!

    Janey is such a doll...I love her sweet smile. So, so precious!!

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  4. What a sweet smile on that beautiful little girl!

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  5. Maggie wants lots of babies too, so it's ok ;)

    Janey is such a sweetie - it just shines through her photos.

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  6. Especially shining their light on teenagers! Teens need babies around! And, oh yes, I could just squeeze her up!

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  7. She's precious! I feel the same way :)

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  8. I agree 100%! Babies are pure magic. And Janey is so very sweet!

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  9. So true! With all the devastation today seeing her sweet face is a reminder of God's ultimate goodness!

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  10. Sara, your home will ALWAYS have babies in it! I bet in about five more years you will be welcoming your first grand-baby into your heart, arms and home. And with 6 kids, those grands will just keep on coming!

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    1. I'm sorry, I forgot to put the "h" at the end of your name. Dang it! ;)

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  11. I agree with every single thing you said. So true. All of it. I wish I were not creeping up on 43. I need way more time and way more babies. Life with babies in the house is where it's at! Okay...maybe more like life with children...a family...all of it. The big and the little just going on and on and on.

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  12. I just love everything you have to say. You make me feel like it is NOT weird how much I love being a mommy, no matter what the world says. My baby (#5) is almost one, too, and although I think I will have one more, I get this pit in my stomach when I think about my last. My heart wants to have tons of babies! But, let's get real. :)

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  13. What a beautifully written post. You capture the feeling of motherhood so well! The picture of your daughter is so beautiful too.

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  14. Meant to also say my son is eight and I really miss those baby days when I could hold him in my arms and carry him around! You've put into words exactly how I feel, thank you! I enjoy your blog.

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  15. My first son is Isaac also. He is 3. My next little guy is Joshua and almost 1. We plan on having two more, I really hope I will feel ready at that stage to be finished. Have a feeling I won't be ; )

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  16. Meant to ask, will you have any more?

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  17. By the time Janey is no longer a toddler maybe you'll have a grandchild on the way. So really, you'll always have a baby in your home. ;-)

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  18. Love her!!!!!! She is beautiful and has such happy eyes!

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  19. I am so with you on wanting to have five-ten-thousand babies. I loved having babies. Today I watched my friend with her baby and wished for those days again. My baby is four and there aren't any more. I'm so glad I got to have six. I don't think that little longing will ever go away. It doesn't ache as much, but it's still there, just part of who I am. I love watching you enjoy Janey.

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  20. What a little love! I want to hold her. :)

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  21. Oh my gosh she is SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!

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  22. I feel the same way.
    My baby Meredith is 7 months old already. I HATE to think of her turning ONE. It makes me want to cry. She's our forth...and hubby says final. *Sigh
    But we aren't making any permanent decisions so there is always a chance in a few or 4 years that we could have another! I just love it.

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  23. My daughter is in the hospital dealing with preterm labor at 33 weeks. I was walking to her room in the labor and delivery suite yesterday and heard the miraculous sound of a newborn cry, just after entering into this world. I just so badly wanted to be there, delivering my own little piece of heaven. Being a grandmother is wonderful, but having a baby...I miss it. I would totally be open to an 11th child, even at age 50, if it was God's will for me. I just love them and the spirit they bring into the home. I'm with Patrick!!

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  24. I am with you Sarah. I would have had tons of babies and life has had other plans for me. We have three and I am 41 and not sure if any more are coming. I know that if we had another I'd be wishing for double-time days too. :) I know you are squeezing the experience out of each day and that's all you can do. Hugs!

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  25. She is beautiful and seems so happy--must be all that love she's getting:) My little gal turns 1 this Friday and I just can't believe how fast it's gone--how do people stop having babies!? Too bad time and money aren't unlimited, right?:) I love your blog--all of your book recommendations are on my goodreads feed, the recipes are simple and yummy, and your sage advice just blows me away. Thanks for being courageous and bold enough to share your thoughts in a world that oftentimes, doesn't want to hear them. Love.

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