Thursday, February 19, 2009

Welcome to the World!


Flowers for a baby boy. Born this morning, 7# 11 oz. Ten perfect fingers and ten perfect toes. One of many babies wriggling into my life. These babies are cracking open a door once thought shut. Shut and bolted. Biology's perennial tug-of-war between the mind and body; my mind says no, you have more than enough, think of the world, the environment, the expense, your age ... and my body replies oh to have another baby - how wonderful would that be?!!

Our original intent was to have two kids. We have three. Last weekend the big kids had sleepovers at friends' houses. The house seemed empty, lonely. I was so grateful for little sis. For her late night snuggles and chubby hands. For those sweet lips whispering, "You're a good mommy." I want to freeze those moments in time. I don't want to let them go, to let them grow up. But I must. And even if I had another babe - that one too would grow and flee the nest. And yet there are days when I understand why people keep having more. My mind says they're crazy and my body says no, no they're not.

So today I'm the mediator between mind and body. I'll shower my children with affection and enjoy other people's little ones.

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Happy Love Thursday!

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11 comments:

Jessie said...

Beautiful sentiment... I love this!

Thanks for stopping by the Lucky Stone!

Se'lah said...

Welcome to this beautiful world. Happy Love Thursday.

pink cupcake vintage said...

what a wonderful post! thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my blog!

ELK said...

such a rich image Shalet for some pretty strong feelings..HLT!

Donna said...

I know exactly what you mean. I met a Mom today who is my age and has 7 kids. As much as I feel like I could keep having babies, the practical side of my nature keeps whispering..."How will you fit them all in your car?"

Jamie said...

Oh those little babes...they make my ladies parts squeal.....

Bridge said...

happy love thursday, can say I feel that too.

beth said...

just a guess....you don't have teenagers yet, right ??

Jen said...

I totally relate. I'm willing by body to heal, heal... I want more!

Amy said...

another baby?
Can I hire someone to do the q2h feedings for the first six months? If so, sign me up. I'll be in line behind you...

Jessica at May the Beauty said...

K and I were watching the Duggars on tv the other night and I had my first inkling of *I can see why she wants to* that said, two will be enough. Next lifetime, I'll test my physical limits that way.