What I wish I had have known then…

February 8, 2012

Dear Max

I’ve been choosing some of your pics over the last two+ plus years for a big photo canvas, and looking at your newborn and baby pics, I kinda wish I was a little smarter then. I think I would have enjoyed you more, and being a mom more, but as they say, hindsight is 20/20.

I wish I had have known:
– How much I’d miss breastfeeding
– How precious each stage and phase is
– How I’d eventually feel sooo much better
– How it’s okay not to try to do everything, and be everything
– How I’d miss you falling asleep on my chest
– How great the “job description” of mom is
– How I’d miss being able to hold you in the crook of my arms
– How things would change so much
– How to ask for help

But we learn. And I learn to be in the moment and trust. And to relish every word, stage and phase of yours.

xMom

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7 Comments

  • karen

    I can relate! Lovely post and lovely pics

    February 8, 2012 at 7:50 am Reply
  • NickiD

    What a beautiful post…funny how, even this second time round, I still got so many of these things “wrong”. Max is gorgeous, inside and out and that’s all becuae of YOU X

    February 8, 2012 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Sharon

    What a beautiful post. And it’s so very true. Every cliché one hears about parenting is so true.
    There are so many things I’d do differently the 2nd time around, most especially savoring each and every moment, both good and bad because they really do grow up so fast!

    February 8, 2012 at 9:59 am Reply
  • Denita

    so very true. it is sad that our babies grow up so fast. Lovely photos of your gorgeous little guy xx

    February 8, 2012 at 10:29 am Reply
  • Karen at MomAgain@40

    Beautiful pics! Totally agree!
    That’s why you take it so much more slowly a second time around… (It goes by in the blink of an eye!)

    February 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm Reply
  • Cat@jugglingactoflife

    Oh yes, that learn to ask for help one is big

    February 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm Reply
  • Bronwynne

    He’s growing up so quickly too! Beautiful photos! It looks like Max has always had those intense frowns. Gorgeous!

    February 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm Reply
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