I’m in Love Again

I decided long ago that I cry so much during pregnancy because God is making my heart bigger.  I can’t explain to a mom of one how she will be able to love her second child (and her sixth) just as much as the first without reducing her love for the first at all.  I can only reassure her that it does happen.

I hope you will forgive my absense for the last week.  I had prepared my blog for a mid-April delivery and when I delivered so close to May, I was out of material.  I’m sure I could have found time to write something, but I didn’t want to.  I couldn’t tear myself away from this:

And even when he is in someone else’s arms, I can’t stop watching. She will be a beautiful mother, and is already so skilled with the babies.

And the youngest brother is learning how to care for babies too.  No jealousy yet…He has fallen in love too.  I’m sure the green moments will come, and I’m working up a plan to deal with it.  But for now, it’s lovely to see the brothers loving each other.

I’m all too aware how fast these baby days fly, and while I intend to pick up the pace here at the blog soon, I’m not in a hurry to do that.  This blog will keep, but baby Grant and the others will grow so fast.  I can’t miss a single moment!

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22 Comments

  1. Posted May 6, 2011 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    He’s so beautiful! I can’t wait to meet him! Congratulations to you and your family.

  2. Posted May 6, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    How lovely. Enjoy.

  3. Shelly Drewsen
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! Those first weeks are always the sweetest! He is beautiful.

  4. Andrea Lewis
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    That is just beautiful, thank you, your blog is always an uplifting and refreshing read.

  5. Brenda
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Such precious photos of your beautiful children. Congratulations again! Take all the time you want… your blog can patiently wait!

  6. Amy J.
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Congratulations Angela. Your family is beautiful. Enjoy this time…it is so precious.

  7. Katie from NMSL
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Beautiful pictures! I explain the love with subsequent babies to moms pregnant with their second, because that is when those doubts creep in) that it is like lighting candles. Just as you use one candle to light the others, the light of the original candle does not diminish in brightness, strength or intensity so it is with love, no matter how much you give, or how many children you have it is as strong and intense of a love and bond as the first child. I am as crazy in love with my seventh child as I was with his 18 year old oldest sister. But what is neat is that in addition to that mother love you have the joy of watching your children build their sibling relationships.

  8. Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    You take all the time you need. Your priorities are definitely in the right place!

    Congrats and Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

  9. Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    So THAT’S what those tears were!? It really makes so much sense to put it that way. I always (only two kids… always may be an overstatement) seem so weepy the first couple weeks, which has been hard to explain because I’ve been so happy. Happy Mother’s Day, Angela! Thanks for keeping it real here, and enjoy that time with your newest little bundle of sweetness!

  10. Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    So THAT’S what those tears were!? It really makes so much sense to put it that way. I always (only two kids… always may be an overstatement) seem so weepy the first couple weeks, which has been hard to explain because I’ve been so happy. Happy Mother’s Day, Angela! Thanks for keeping it real here, and enjoy that time with your newest little bundle of sweetness!

  11. Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    What a precious little boy. You are truly blessed. Don’t worry about the posting. We all understand!

  12. 90milemissy
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Yes, the blog will keep. Enjoy that beautiful bundle and know that we will all be here…..later. congratulations

  13. Jenn A
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Your children are beautiful! It is so good that you are taking time to enjoy them.

  14. Posted May 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    What a precious baby. He is beautiful. You definitely need to savor every baby moment.

    p.s. when my children were very little, I always told them that your friends will leave you but your siblings will always be there. They all have a great relationship :-)

  15. Posted May 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to you and your family. Many blessings!

    Lisa

  16. Amanda
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations!!!

  17. Susan
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful boy! What a beautiful family! Please don’t hurry back .. we’ll all be waiting for you! Love from all of us

  18. Granny Sandy
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful baby! I almost cried when I saw the photos. I don’t know you and you don’t know me but I just felt such joy for you all. May the Lord bless you all, Granny Sandy nz

  19. Donna English
    Posted May 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Such beautiful pictures and family. Enjoy all the moments with them which I agree do pass so quickly. You are very talented at saying things in a great way that we all feel but may not be so good at expressing!

  20. Posted May 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on a beautiful little boy. Our daughter and SIL gave us our first grandchild on April 30th…nine days early. I cannot seem to spend enough time with him….we are totally in love and he is the cutest thing on the planet…but I know yours is as well {smile}…afterall, they are created in the image of God and therefore all are beautiful in his sight.

    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day…I know you will.

    BTW: Don’t worry about posting…you are right they grow up way to fast and you don’t want to miss a moment.

  21. Liz
    Posted May 9, 2011 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    He’s SO DARLING. I think older siblings just magnify and intensify our love for these little ones. It was wonderful have children in the early years, but it’s so much more fun having them with older kids to enjoy it with. Congratulations and God bless, Liz

  22. Karen
    Posted May 9, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    He’s beautiful; so are your other children who are pictured. Thank you for responding so quickly to my email query about the pictures. I would not have wanted to miss them.