Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Heart Faces: Motherhood

This week's challenge at I Heart Faces is, appropriately, Motherhood.

This is me, experiencing motherhood for the first time, and so happy and thankful and full of love that I thought my heart was going to explode. More than two years later, I still feel that way when I look at and kiss this boy.

Jude was born just after noon (I actually just posted his birth story yesterday), and that evening after all of our family left, I changed Jude and myself into some of our own clothes and Josh took a few pictures of the two of us. I initially didn't like this one very much because I felt like the IV on my arm ruined it, but as time goes by, I see every detail of this picture as so perfectly a part of our story-- the IV, my wedding band, his little blue hat that was too small for his huge head, and the expression of love and thankfulness on my face.

Thanks, I Heart Faces, for giving me a chance to relive this moment!


  1. You look so happy, great pic :)


  2. So, so beautiful!

    And you know what, funny coincidence. My Jacob who was born just around the time that Jude was, had that same outfit, and I had that same nursing nightgown that you're wearing :)