Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Never want to forget.....Elijah edition.

Laying in the hospital bed with Elijah on my chest. I couldn't believe he was here. I stared at him in unbelief soaking up every inch of him. I was told over and over to enjoy it because it goes by way too fast. I was resolved to love it all even sleepless nights and dirty diapers. 


Elijah and I were inseparable. I broke the rules and rocked him to bed every night and let him sleep on my chest for naps. When we visited grandparents or aunts and uncles and they held him I would stand across the room and miss feeling him in my arms. 


 Even though I didn't take the time for granted I look at pictures of him so small and can't believe how fast it's going. Sometimes I don't even recognize that little baby.

I'm thankful for all the reminders I have of him though...his baby book, pictures, and even our blog. So here are just a couple things I never want to forget....



I never want to forget the way you feel in my arms when you sleep. Or when dada would try and take you from me I would beg for just a couple more minutes even though I'd held you all day. Or how when you hear the sound of dada unlocking the door you get a huge smile on your face and run and hide so he'll come find you.

I never want to forget your pudgy feet...



and the way you give me big slobbery kisses.


Or how it takes you forever to wake up in the morning and you just want to cuddle.



I like that you think the only way to wear a hat is backwards...

and that you wear your rainboots no matter what the weather.

As much as I never wanted you to grow up I couldn't wait to hear you say I love you. Now, you won't stop talking....I love how you call your pacifier, your bite, syrup, dip dip, your feet, shoes and the way you add "too" to everything you say....like i love you too mommy (even when you say it first) and i need mommy too.

It melts my heart when you call Vanessa "my nay nay."

I love that you ask to skype your cousins cause you miss them.

I was scared to give you your first hair cut cause I didn't want to loose your curls, but I soon learned that they only come back curlier. 

You are such a happy boy and are so easy to please, but certain things right now make you a little extra happy, like, puzzles...

and books.

And I'll never forget the way you loved Nay Nay when you met her for the first time. 


15 comments:

Sharstin said...

This is such a sweet post, made me Geary! Motherhood is so amazing, and it's all those little moments and details that are so precious. You are an amazing mom:)

bandofbrothers said...

he's just so adorable! love how you love him.

he kind of looks like nessa in his baby pics! too cute!

Alyss said...

I can relate to sooo much of this. I break the rules all the time with my Jude. I never get tired of his presence. I just love seeing your happiness here!

Jami said...

beautiful post! I am laughing because NAthan has those same rain boots, that he wears ALL THE TIME.. and we cal him nay-nay. Too funny. He is precious.

Sarah Z. said...

What a sweet post. I luuuuv all of those things about him too!
Can't wait to see you all this weekend!!! Tell those kids to watch out for Auntie, she's gunna get 'em!

The Soul Anchor said...

What adorable children you have, and such a sweet post!

Purposely at Home said...

How sweet! I'm so glad to be back to blogging and reading all of your post again! :)

Simply Domestic said...

I love the picture on the trampoline. What a precious post!

Emily Kate said...

So sweet and I def get trying to savor the little things, they grow way too fast!

katygirl said...

omgosh that pic of him with that vest on! love at first site!

had so much fun with you today. thank you for the encouraging phone chat. i really want you to move here. thanks.

Jennifer said...

So beautiful. This makes me excited to have kiddies one day!

life chasers said...

so darling.
i love all of the john deere. like SERIOUSLY!

Kelly said...

he's the sweetest.

Rachel said...

Love this.

I have an Elijah as well. Yours seem so utterly precious.

And we love John Deere as well overe here....

Emily said...

I love this! Such a beautiful post! He will love to read it one day :)

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