Friday, March 15, 2013

Oh Boy...

I never find out whether I am having a boy or a girl. 

I like the anticipation.
I LOVE the moment. 
The "It's a......" announcement.
That moment they lay your baby on your chest for the first time and you can't contain your emotions one more second. 
My friend Sarah had THAT moment captured:
Is there anything more beautiful?

When Kit was born I had that moment. 
I kissed him and clutched him tight as I uncontrollably sobbed tears of joy from that deepest part of my heart. 

Then when they took him to weigh him I came to my senses
& I thought,
"Did I REALLY just have ANOTHER boy?" 
And when they handed him back...I checked to make sure. 
They were right and I still took him home anyway  :)  
Three months later...the shock is still wearing off.
I have actually looked to heaven & said,
 "What were you thinking?!  Are you kidding?  Four?!"
But I really love the surprises they bring to my life.
Surprises like little boys walking by with their bunk bed ladder as if it is the most normal thing in the world,
"We are fireman." They explain.
But of course.
"Carry on then."
And they do.
They had a busy afternoon putting out more fires
than you ever could imagine,
until I made them put the ladder away.
And last night when Rocco was kissing me goodnight,
he squeezed me really tight and planted a huge kiss on my cheek.  Then he backed away looked me right in the eye. 
"Mom?  I love your guts." 
Yep...I love my boys.
Guts & all.
Thanks to my friend Sarah to letting me use that pic of hers up in my post.  She is a completely beautiful girl inside & out!


koralee said...

Sooooo are blessed! Guts are a good thing to love!!! Soooooooooooooooo darn sweet!
{I am able to get on today..yahoooooooooooo}

Martina said...

Ooooooooh! LOVE that picture of your friend with her baby and the very sweet ones of your boys! Boys are sweet Libbie, and you got 4 because you're such an amazing mum! Happy weekend to you!

Trisha said...

Very amazing photo! I got to experience that scene for the first time a year ago and it just made me admire you mothers even more as well as strengthen my desire to have kids of my own. Your boys are so fun and of course adorable!


Jo said...

That's neat that you wait to find out with each one. At least you have Annie so you don't feel like you have to keep trying until you have a girl. We found out each time with ours. Sometimes I think I am destined to have all boys, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Tammy said...

Kids say the darndest things. Absolutely adorable. So nice to see kids being kids and using their imaginations. I can see that Roo didn't need the ladder like his big brothers. Ha! I know they keep you on your toes. Best wishes, Tammy

Anonymous said...

Aw!!! So sweet! I did not know Sarah was prego again.
The boy thing cracks me up! Your boys are angels and so are you! God knows what He's doing:0)
I'm eating those fabulous cookies you gave me last time we were over! Thank you! Like I said you are Sweet!

It's me said...

Owww so sweeeet from

Auntie Cake said...

I just love firemen!

Marissa said...

wow!! such a sweet photograph!!! Im in tears!!!

Anonymous said...

I have 6 brothers...1sister...I had3 boys and 1 first 6 grand kids were boys!! Boys are just a huge part of my life too! And I cannot let my grandsons see that ladder being carried through your house! Too funny! I love the expressions on their faces! Thanks for sharing!

ShannonAnn said...

It is so sweet of your friend to share that precious moment with us, and for you to share your boys and their great fun!!!