Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baby Hunger

It's amazing what a year does to a baby.

A year ago, Baby Brown Eyes looked like this:

Now look at him:

I love this age. Baby is so fun and learning new things everyday. He's started imitating us, folding his arms during prayer, following me around with his push-toy while I'm vacuuming, leaning in for a kiss when he sees Mr. Brown Eyes and I locking lips. Every day he makes me laugh and melts my heart.

But I do miss his little baby days, when I could snuggle him close and he didn't squirm away. When he had a toothless smile and impossibly chubby thighs.

I understand now the feeling a mother gets when she's ready for another baby. My arms ache for it. Memories of those sleepless, emotional, spit-up covered newborn days have dulled to the point that they're now pleasant to recall. Even the thought of labor doesn't seem too terrible. Although, in the agonizing midst of my labor with Baby Brown Eyes, I swore to Mr. Brown Eyes that I would never give birth again.

I was just teasing.

A year and half has passed, and I can't wait to do it all over again.

I think that's all part of Heavenly Father's plan.

The Baby-Hungry Girl


Kolena locksa said...

When I had Hayden with an epidural I told Brian, "Oh yeah. I can do this again." After having Quinn with no drugs I swore to Brian that two was enough. It's funny how we forget. And when Quinn was gassy and cried for hours on end I asked myself "why did I want another baby? I must have been crazy!"
I think that mothers of more than one are slightly insane.

Brenda Anderson said...

I told Matt after Travis was born that if he wanted any more, I HAD to have an epidural. I waited too long to go to the hospital though, with Cy, so I didn't get any drugs. His birth was soooo easy, I said, "let's do it again!" Had my first epidural with Levi--wished I had one every time!

Jilly said...

AND... Baby Brown Eyes is just ADORABLE!!!!! Makes me wish we lived closer so we could watch him grow more. Such a cute little boy he's turning into!
I think the Lord will bless you with more soon.. you guys made a way too cute baby for him not to bless you with another :))))

Rachel K said...

Thanks, Jill. I tend to agree. :)