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a few thoughts on motherhood, three weeks into the field.

{booties and hat handmade by shannon reeve‘s momma!}



Motherhood.  He’s ours.  This perfect tiny gift from above.  I’m taken aback by that fact all of the time now.  I check to make sure he is breathing.  far too much.  I try to replace worry with my prayers for him.  I have so many prayers and the list gets longer daily … it is a tall order.   His scent makes my heart do things it hasn’t ever experienced.  He is the best thing I’ve ever smelled.  Better than magnolias or confederate jasmine… Or even salt air.   His little noises.  They sound like a baby lambs.  I know I would do anything for him.  Will do anything. Crazy things I am sure.  This is the most exciting, exhilarating, exhausting journey I’ve been on.  Frustrating too.  I’d do anything to soothe him when he cries.  Nursing.  oh, that’s so not as easy as I thought it would be.  But it gets better every day … dare I say I’m starting to enjoy it.  If I could I’d spend my days staring at him.  He has my big eyes.  I had the same wide eyed expressions as a newborn too.  Seeing his daddies nose, cheeks, ears on him makes me warm and fuzzy inside when I look at him.  We made this.  This perfect little creature.  I’m so glad we did.  Dare I also say, parenthood has enriched our marriage in unexpected ways.  I am so thankful I get to do this with him.  My best friend makes one heck of a dad.  


thanks for listening to this new mommy ramble.  

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  • Reply Megan

    Oh Sarah, your words are so inspiring to me since I don't have babes yet. I am so proud of you and for you…he is so perfect and the cutest thing ever….I'm not just saying that either! He's precious I can't wait to see him grow! Thanks for sharing this journey with the world.

    January 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply brittany

    he is beautiful sarah!! ahhh! isn't it insane how much your insides change the second you see them?! and i PROMISE nursing goes from being super hard to super easy! just takes a little bit. i have never been so thankful for boobs 🙂

    January 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Ana

    That is a very sweet post! He's adorable!

    January 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    So happy for you. You know, I could relate so much to the *doing crazy stuff for him part*. It is funny, as our journey trying-to-have-a-baby-and -having-trouble-with-it continues, I already feel that love you are talking about… we are going through the craziness that treatment is precisely because of it.
    It must be nothing compared to actually having your little miracle in your arms.
    Hugs to you three.

    January 29, 2013 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Blue Dog Belle

    This is so sweet. He's absolutely precious!

    January 29, 2013 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Laurel Hammond

    What a wonderful post. You are a beautiful writer and (now ) mom! Congrats!

    January 29, 2013 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Caroline

    I'm so happy for you and your husband! Little Tuck seems like all kinds of amazing and is so lucky to have you guys as his parents!

    January 29, 2013 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    this is exactly how i imagine motherhood! and some of these feelings i've for my babysitt kids, but i think i don't have any idea how motherhood feels like! just love this post!!!
    love hannah <3

    January 29, 2013 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Such a sweet post! He is beautiful and perfect. Thanks so much for sharing him with us! xx

    January 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Femme Curieuse

    What a beautiful boy! I'll be going through the same this summer {we're expecting a boy in July}, so I'm following your new-mom posts with great interest! So happy for your new family.

    January 29, 2013 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Lindsay Patrick

    He is such a precious little babe. Enjoy every second of this, I've heard they grow much too fast. for any momma's liking.

    Lindsay
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    January 29, 2013 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Such a sweet post 🙂

    He is such a beautiful baby boy, and so lucky to have two incredible parents like you guys!

    January 29, 2013 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Denise Lopatka

    oh make my pregnany hormones explode already!! annnnnnnnnnd i'm crying 🙂 how sweet is your little boy. i am so so happy for you and JB and i can only imagine what this journey of motherhood feels like. you wear it well sweet friend. so happy for you

    January 29, 2013 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply jordanandrachel

    I agree!

    January 29, 2013 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply holtkamp

    so sweet! he is absolutely adorable!

    January 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Kallah Oakes

    Ahhhh I have been WAITING for a post like this! So happy you are experiencing the honeymoon of babyhood! 🙂 albeit through sleep-drunk eyes lol.

    I have been following your blog for awhile and I just love your appreciation for beauty… I am so happy to hear a glimpse of your heart for the unbelievable beauty of mamahood!

    congratulations.

    January 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply maria

    Goosebumps reading this, because these feelings are so familiar, I'm six months ahead of you!!
    Things will get easier! 🙂

    I love how you said 'I try to replace worry with my prayers for him', that is so powerful!

    Tucker is adorable!

    January 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~

    awe – adorbs – congrats to ALL of you!

    January 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply nicole

    oh sarah. he melts my heart. his eyes are just too much.

    January 29, 2013 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Emily Lunstroth

    I knew the two of you would have a cute baby (obviously!!) but he is tooo darn cute in that hat oh deary!

    January 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Leah

    So precious. I'm so happy for you!

    January 29, 2013 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    chocking back tears… so sweet.
    he is so precious , every picture you post i just want to grab him through the screen and hold him!
    lots of love new momma!

    January 29, 2013 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Bon Bon

    such a sweet and surreal and overwhelming time! enjoy the flood of emotions and moments:-) xoxo

    January 29, 2013 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply 17 Perth

    So incredibly sweet! I have no doubt you are experiencing every emotion in the book! So incredibly happy for you!

    January 29, 2013 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Cass

    Such a sweet post. So happy for you, you will be one amazing mama. P.S. He's beautiful!

    January 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply The Egg

    congrats again, he's seriously perfect

    xo the egg out west.

    January 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Cherry Blossoms

    What a little sweetie pie you have!
    This is a very sweet post 😉

    January 29, 2013 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply katieokeefeblog

    He is precious. Lovely words. Enjoy the little moments. 🙂

    January 29, 2013 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply elisa

    Congratulations!!!!
    (what a cutie)

    January 29, 2013 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    Little Tuck is such a beautiful little boy. You write the sweetest words for him. It will be so lovely for him to look back on your letters when he grows up. He's certainly a lucky little guy to have you and JB for parents!

    January 29, 2013 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Mrs. Yellow Ribbon

    This brought tears to my eyes. What a lucky baby to have a momma like you! And where is that bunny from?

    January 30, 2013 at 1:11 am
  • Reply Kristina

    So happy for you and JB! And little Tuck is beyond cute!! Loving the shots!!
    Kristina x

    January 30, 2013 at 1:34 am
  • Reply readeatcreate.com

    He's the perfect little nugget and you're a beautiful mommy! I'm so ecited for you both! What a blessing 🙂
    xoxo

    January 30, 2013 at 3:42 am
  • Reply Steph Sterjovski

    Well said Mama! ps. im going to bite his toes off 🙂

    January 30, 2013 at 4:57 am
  • Reply Caley-Jade Rosenberg

    I've never read a more beautiful and honest post!
    Motherhood suits you precious mama x

    January 30, 2013 at 6:35 am
  • Reply Casey

    So, so sweet!! He's one lucky little dude to have you as a momma!

    January 30, 2013 at 8:00 am
  • Reply Altax

    He is so cute!!! Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

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    January 30, 2013 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Sarah Tucker

    @mrs yellow ribbon … it's Pierre from Bla Bla Dolls (: – from the every girls, danielle and alana

    January 30, 2013 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Lottie Simm

    all i can say is i know exactly how you feel.

    i still look at ava and can't believe we made her–she is the perfect mix of the two of us.

    and the man you love with your baby–what could be any better?

    January 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Liesl

    Cuteness overload, what a JOY!!! 🙂

    January 30, 2013 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    SO beautiful. Congrats!

    January 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Love Meghan

    oh my gosh, he's a doll! that hat is too cute. isn't mamahood the best?! 🙂 congrats to you and your growing family!

    January 31, 2013 at 12:21 am
  • Reply Treasure Tromp

    such a cutie. And to be honest, this makes me incredibly excited to be a mother one day

    January 31, 2013 at 12:32 am
  • Reply Faith

    he is so beautiful! love this post!

    January 31, 2013 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply readeatcreate.com

    Oh Sarah he is such a beautiful baby! You are so very lucky to have such a little stuf in your life…he's going to be a heartbreaker!
    xoxo

    February 1, 2013 at 2:49 am
  • Reply Nicole-Lynn

    Such a sweet momma you are! What a blessing.. baby Tuck is just precious! So happy for you!

    February 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    I love your sweet description of your new baby boy and being a new mom – makes me want to have a baby now! 🙂 It is inspiring to see someone cherishing this time and blessing from above – just as God intends us to. God Bless you and your family, Sarah!

    February 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Emily

    what a beautiful and inspirational post!! you're giving me the fever, sadie!! oh look what you've done 🙂

    February 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply christina

    this is so sweet. motherhood really is the best. the best.

    February 5, 2013 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Julia D.

    He just looks like the sweetest thing ever. You guys are/are going to be the best parents. How can you lose with that much love in your life?

    February 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm
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