The other week I had a motherhood session with Augustine and Corinna and while it was hectic feeding the little lady beforehand and getting our little guy to pose for photos, it was so worth it. I look at these photos and know that they will be cherished for the rest of my life. This season of life is one I know I will look back on fondly, despite the diaper blowouts, the tantrums and the fear of not knowing whether I’m doing the right thing or not. Motherhood is a blessing but also a huge responsibility. I can’t wait to share these photos with you all, as well as some of the moments I don’t want to forget from our current stage of life.
The Moments I Don’t Want to Forget
Augustine, you have an excitement for life. I’m in awe of your energy, even when it bounds into my room at 5am! I love how happy you are to spend time together, go on adventures and look at our family videos. You call them “follow Cocos” because one of your favorite videos is with your Uncle Coco. You are so kind and loving to your baby sister, giving her kisses and hugs and telling me “mama milk!” when you think she needs food. You pet her gently and say “shh” when she’s crying. While I want to freeze this time right now, I’m so looking forward to seeing you two play together. Augustine, your big smile and scrunched up eyes make me so happy. While some requests for hugs go unanswered, I cherish the ones you give to me freely. Yesterday you ran down the hallway and gave me the biggest hug before you went out with Dada and that made my day. I also love how considerate you always are. If I’m standing and you’re sitting, you’ll want me to sit in a chair next to you. Thank you for bringing me leaves and rosemary twigs from outside, and pointing out the snails you find in the garden. You’re the best little helper, especially in the kitchen. You love to dump ingredients into bowls, smell herbs and put away the utensils. I especially love when you walk into the kitchen while I’m cooking and say, “Mama, mmmmm,” even when I’m just making a salad!
Corinna, you’ve made our family so happy with your arrival! You are such a sweet little baby, so calm and even-tempered. You love your brother Augustine and always light up when he comes into the room. We love your smiles and know you’re so so close to giving us a laugh. We can’t wait to hear it! Thank you for giving us some good stretches of sleep at night. I’m so happy that you’re able to self-soothe but appreciate when you let me know when you just need me. I love holding you, smelling your head and seeing all the new hair that’s coming in. Sometimes your hair looks red, which makes me so excited to think you might be a redhead. And who can believe you have blue eyes? I never would have thought I’d have a blue-eyed baby. You’ve made me realize how much I miss the newborn stage so I cherish my times holding, rocking and feeding you. I love when you grasp my fingers and give me a cute lopsided smile.
These two sweet little ones have given me the best blessing in life, to be a mother. The days may be hard or feel long, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. They’ve helped me to become a better version of the person I was and while I know I teach them, they also teach me. They teach me to be a more patient, understanding, kind, silly, and joyful person. To be ok with the ordinary, the messy, the chaotic, with the little moments as well as the big. My house might not be clean, the laundry might not be folded, and dinner might not always be homemade, but that’s ok. This is what our season of life is right now and the memories we create together are what I’ll want to remember most. My role of mother is big encompassing one, and while I hope I can guide them to be strong, genuine, compassionate, good and loving people, most of all I want them to be happy and know how loved they are. I’m so lucky that they’re mine and I’m theirs!
P.S. I’ve been digging through Pinterest for the best mom advice/inspo! I found some great posts this week and saved them here!
outfit details: jumpsuit
photos by Kels and Michael