Ok, seriously… is there anything cuter than itty-bitty kissable baby toes??? Or those teeeeeny hands that can wrap around your finger with a vice grip? Clearly the grip doesn’t bother you. Instead, you find yourself grinning from ear to ear because of it! Ya, I’m pretty sure you know what I mean….and while we’re at it, queue in that baby voice we seem to revert to when talking to newborns.
This past week, I went to two gorgeous baby showers. One, for a baby girl that’s due in a month, and one for a baby girl that’s over a month old now! Seems like I’m smack in the middle of “april showers”…and snow. Booo! What the heck is going on Mother Nature, it’s May 1st and I’d like to not plug in my car anymore.
I don’t know if it’s the joy of being a mama now, but I LOVE baby showers. The tiny clothes, the bibs, the tiny socks, and all the gadgets that you’d never heard of pre pregnancy. Who knew I’d love a nasal aspirator so much?
I think part of the reason I adore baby showers are all the thoughts tied to them. The thought of what’s to be, and how your life will change in so many ways. Then when you finally get to look at your newborns perfect little face, how they bring you tears of joy, and then fears of the unknown all at the same time.
This little gem arrived early March! Ridiculously, and utterly cute. She’s the sweetest little girl, to two of the nicest parents ever. I’m telling you, you can’t write characters in a book as amazing as these two! (love you T+T)! Seems like yesterday we were celebrating your wedding to be…this was an amazing stagette night!
Anyhow, back to the baby shower! The theme was to bring your favourite children’s book. Such a fabulous idea because really, you can never have enough books! We headed over to McNally’s, (a fave weekend spot in the winter for some breakfast and books) and bought baby Em: Ten Little Fingers, & Ten Little Toes. It’s one of Masons many favourites. I suppose early on when I would read it, I would always change my voice and sing “Ten little fingers & Ten little toes” while tickling Mason’s hands & feet. He recognized that my voice would progressively change the closer we’d get to that part, and as I would read, he’d grab my hands in anticipation of the tickles that were about to commence….just writing about it now, makes me smile. Here’s hoping it’s a hit with baby Emerson!
There’s something about babies that seriously alters human behaviour. I swear, when Mason was first born, I was over the moon and deliriously happy about EVERYTHING. If you gave me a new spoon, it was like I’d won the lottery! I loved life more than ever, buuut I’d cry at just about anything. Tid-bit: I actually cried at the end of the movie “Elf” when Buddy saves Christmas…oh ya and I knew how it ended! Helllloooo hormones!
I clearly remember the moment it was time to head to the hospital. I called Chris to the washroom, looked at him and said, “I think my water broke.” He ripped off his shirt, smacked his stomach with both hands, and said “LETS DO THIS!” Hilarious, and I’ll never forget it. At that moment, we would be walking out of our home as a married couple, and would be returning as parents. On route to the hospital we both said to each-other in excitement, everything changes from here on out. And change it did, in the best way I could possibly imagine!
It’s hard to believe our little man will be two in a few months! This weekend he was asking for his hot wheels, running around outside, and wanting to do everything by himself. He’s growing so quickly. I’m loving every second, but those seconds are going by a bit faster than I’d like (except for when I’m on a treadmill). It feels just like yesterday we had our own baby shower for little Mason man.