May 13, 2008

Perfectly Content And Then Some

Last night was one of those rare occasions where the bedtime routine went just as I hope. With me and my three boys snuggled in Noah's bed telling stories and talking life in a seven-year-old, five-year-old, and two-year-old fashion.

I feel emotions with all of my senses, smelling little heads and caressing soft cheeks. I feel like life is complete, they are everything, my heart is full. So very full.

And I looked at that bed of us piled together, realizing in just a few months there will be a newborn baby. A little girl watching on, wide-eyed at these big brothers, this family of comics, wrestlers, and storytellers. This family that is already so fulfilled, how blessed we are to have a new life join the party. It's more than we could have ever wanted. And then some.

30 comments:

  1. you've brought me to tears. if only i was as good with words as you!

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  2. i know how you feel... sometimes i wonder if i could be any happier or more blessed! congrats again on this new little life! love your new look!

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  3. i have not stopped to say hi in a while. so hi and congrats on the little sweet girl :) i LOVE LOVE LOVE having a girl. very happy for you. also i LOVE the new site.

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  4. cherish those moments...bedtime can be a special time..

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  5. what a great way to end the day!

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  6. I totally go there, too, but I think I experience it differently because the transition involves going from ONE child to MORE THAN ONE child and I struggle with wondering how it works to love more than just my firstborn. Not that I doubt I will, just that I wonder how it feels. It's a big mental hurdle I can only jump when Peanut gets here. I wish I had the insight of a mother of more than one already. Thanks for letting me peek in for a minute, to yours.

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  7. So sweet and I never congratulated you on your baby girl! How beautiful, I can't wait to see her.

    And this blog design is my favorite yet, love the clean look with just the right amount of color.

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  8. She will be one spoiled little sister! You guys are blessed!

    Jane

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  9. These are the types of memories that will get you through the hard times... having a family is amazing!

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  10. oh, i love these moments. the moments you feel with all your senses and complete contentness abounds!!

    i've just caught up around here and am thrilled to hear you're expecting a little girl. =) congratulations. what adoration she'll have from her big brothers!! =)

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  11. I try to take in each of these moments, because already time is going too fast for me. Soon they won't want to snuggle at night anymore, and we'll have to rely on the pictures and memories to revisit these special times.

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  12. What a sweet moment. That little girl will bring out the protective nature in her older brothers. It will be so special to watch. We are all so excited to meet her already! :)

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  13. Life with children is the greatest blessing! :-)

    I cherish it just like you! :-)

    We are so lucky to be Mommies!

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  14. Hon, that was simply beautiful...

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  15. And HEY! How did I miss the baby girl announcement?? Congratulations!! I am so excited for you guys, and especially her big brothers. Having a little sister is a true gift.

    Congrats, Steph!

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  16. Congrats!! I am so happy for you. :) (though I really thought you were having another boy, lol) So are you keeping the name to yourselves until she's born? ;)

    I also like your new look. It seems so peaceful.

    Hope the remainder of your pregnancy continues to go well!

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  17. I went through all of these feelings with Aisling. Something about being pregnant with a girl made me so reflective of who I was as a daughter, who I am as a mother, and who we are (and were about to be) as a family. You are VERY blessed!

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  18. nicely said. I feel the same way, sans the big belly of course!

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  19. I am visiting for the first time. Your post is so sweet and brings me warm fuzzies. Congrats on having a baby girl!

    BTW- I found you through the Be Girls- I love your new look. They have done mine too : ).

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  20. You are blessed Steph!! What a beautiful family you have!

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  21. sweet post! Congrats on the GIRL! They are so fun and a little dangerous on the wallet ;) She will be so loved.

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  22. i adore those perfect family moments... so worth all the fatigue and frustration and stained couches. So worth it.

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  23. This is so sweet. Us Momma's are truly very blessed; we just have to take time to slow down and remember.

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  24. awe so sweet. That little girl is going to have three big brothers to look after her. Watch out!

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  25. Such a sweet little post. That girl is gonna have it made! ; )

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  26. awesomeness of being a mom is overwhelming at times, but I would prefer it for sure.

    You are very blessed and this little princess will also be blessed to have THREE big brothers to help watch over her!

    Can't get much better!

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