September 11, 2010

Not too long ago...

It was just last year that this picture was taken. Sixteen months and five days actually. My brother took it the day Max was born. Since then there have been thousands of pictures of my boy and I playing. Lately I haven't been able to spend as much one on one time with my boy as I'm used to. I've missed him so much. Good things have come of this. He's spent lots of time with Grandma and Grandpa Hatch and the rest of the family little by little. He gets so excited to see them. When he sees Grandma's van pull up he knows it's time to go to her house and play. He watches me while they drive away and I blow him kisses. He thinks that's pretty funny. The other obvious good thing that has come out of this is that we've made it to 36 weeks without Maggie joining us. Now I don't have to take all those preterm labor preventative med's. I could go full term and that would totally stink in my opinion because my body is already exhausted, but I do feel very blessed to make it this far. My husband, family, friends and ward members have truly been the reason. I was well tended, fed and 'put-up-with' (that's for my grumpy attitude). I know I am loved!

So one of the first things I did when I stopped taking my med's today was to hold my boy. He was sitting on Wes's lap watching TV and drinking his bottle. He dropped everything to climb into my arms. He sang softly to me while we danced and I kissed his face. Sometimes we take a mental picture of precious moments, but this time it was a mental video. It lasted a long time and I absorbed all of it. Babies are amazing!!! I love being a Mom. It's really hard sometimes, but mostly it's just awesome! I'm excited to have another member of our family join us soon and watch my little man and daughter get to know each other. If it's anything like my childhood with my siblings, it'll be a fun adventure. I love my family!

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