Baby Countdown, 38 Weeks

Well, this week, I managed to do a proper photo shoot of the soon-to-be big brother.

I love this little face.

I want to remember every detail of this fleeting moment in time.  His silky hair, baby-soft skin, his little voice.  The way he says “fighter fighter” instead of “fire fighter” and “smoobie” instead of “smoothie”.  I want to remember the trust and love he shows me when we asks me to “kiss it better”. Every sentence begins with an excited, “Mommy, look..” or “Daddy, can I have…” It’s so sweet to be the center of his little world.  He’s certainly the center of mine, but that’s a little different, will never outgrow that.

A long time ago I watched the 1991 version of HOOK with Robin Williams, and this line made an impression on me:

Moira Banning: Your children love you, they want to play with you. How long do you think that lasts?… We have a few special years with our children, when they’re the ones that want us around. After that you’re going to be running after them for a bit of attention. It’s so fast … Just a few years, and it’s over.

I don’t want to miss a thing.  Of course, kids are intense and we really do want them to grow up and learn to be independent… But this little voice whispers to my heart that I will miss this—even the mundane things.  Kids are work, but  we are blessed with work.

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

PSALM 127:3

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  1. We watched “Hook” last summer for a family movie night and I thought a good bit about that comment from Moira. 🙂 It is very true, and so easy to get lost in the busy-ness of raising our children that we forget to play with and enjoy them. Thanks for the reminder today. Beautiful photos of a beautiful boy. I am so excited for you! Going from one to two is a big change for everyone, but a sibling is the greatest gift in all the world that you could give to Luke and he will be blessed with greater joy and love in his life because of it.

  2. What a cute little guy you have! I wish I had your photography skills so that I could capture my little ones’ personalities a little better. I think about that line from Hook all the time too! How funny. I couldn’t put my littlest guy down tonight and then when I finally did, I couldn’t stop staring at him. Babies are really something special. Good luck with your upcoming delivery! I hope all goes well. 🙂

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