Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

How perfect that my first post back is a recap of my Mother (of two) Day!  It was obviously a special one that I will always remember.  It was mostly full of baby & toddler snuggles, my arms always full!  I find myself saying that all the time right now, but it's a thought that I keep coming back to.  My heart swells with joy when I see Conor holding both our boys, and I am most content when I have them to myself as well.  There is no room for a book nor an iPhone.  My arms are simply full of what matters most, and I could stay like that forever!

The gifts actually began the night before, when Liam decided to sleep in his own bed until 5am!!!  That rarely ever happens.  It was nice to have Finn snuggled up with me and not worry about waking Liam during diaper changes and night feedings.  When Liam woke, he snuggled right up in my open arm, and we all slept in 'til 8am.  It was lovely.  Waking up as a family of four together is simply the best.  Our mornings are full of snuggles before anyone decides to make it out of bed!
Conor & Liam eventually snuck out to get the fixin's for brunch while I soaked up some solo baby time.  Those moments where I can focus on only my new baby are treasured.  My slow start to the day was glorious, and made even better when I was greeted with flowers, a card (a mama bear with her arms full of cubs, just the sweetest), maple bars, & an eggs benedict brunch!  Conor is a bit of an eggs benedict master chef, so it was quite the culinary experience!  And we toasted with gin fizzes!  Welcome back Sunday morning cocktails!!!


  
The rest of the morning Liam spent in his sandbox while I nursed Finn and practically stared at him for hours!  Then I spent some time with just Liam reading books and putting him down for a nap.  In some perfect universe, Finn has been consistently (as consistent as a 5 day old baby can be) napping at the exact time Liam goes down for his, so yay for both babies napping at the same time in the first week!  Let's hope this keeps up!
Our afternoon was spent enjoying the sunshine with the neighbors.  Liam was in & out of our kiddie pool even though the temperatures felt far too cold for that kind of fun!  I also insisted upon a mini photoshoot to capture this Mother's Day.  That all allusive perfect picture where everyone is smiling & happy!  We barbecued, we showed off Finn, & had a crazy dance party during dinner!  Liam was exhausted come bedtime which is always the goal!  After I put my big, little one to sleep Conor drew me a bath complete with candles & a hard apple cider.


It was exactly the kind of day that I wanted!
While I wish I also could have been celebrating with my own sweet mother, 
she will be back in one week!  
I'm sure we will be celebrating motherhood together all week long!

23 comments :

  1. Your pictures are absolutely melt your heart sweet! So glad you were spoiled accordingly!

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  2. WOW, what a perfect Mother's day. The concept of having your arms full of your boys is so precious! I have to admit I want to be an eggs benedict chef and the gin fizzes sound amazing. I'm so happy for you sweet friend! <3

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  3. That last picture is adorable! Happy for you that your momma is coming back soon!

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  4. How nice for Finn to arrive just in time for Mother's Day! I am impressed that you guys seem to be back to normal at only day 5! Your family is beautiful!

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  5. Awww, y'all are just the cutest!! So happy that Finn is fitting in so nicely! And that Liam has been so accepting, that always helps! Hope y'all have a wonderful week!

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  6. Oh good! I'm so happy to hear that your mama is coming back! hooray!!

    And girl, get that cocktail ON. I can not wait!!

    PS. At the risk of sounding pervy(but not actually being pervy) go on with your bad nursing self. Your boobs are on freakin point.

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  7. He has the most kissable cheeks! Congrats on your handsome new addition :)

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  8. What a delightful Mother's Day! Esp the slow morning. I enjoy those myself.

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  9. Seriously, what a perfect Mother's Day, and picture perfect indeed!! You look beautiful momma, do you really have a newborn + toddler right now?! ;) Gin fizzies..?! I need details!!

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  10. What a PERFECT weekend!! Love the family picture, you look so good!

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  11. oh Laura what an amazing weekend for you, you look gorgeous! Both babies look beautiful, and Finn's cheeks! What a great breakfast too, I absolutely love eggs.

    Liz → {sundays with sophie}

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  12. How do you already look so gorgeous?!!! Love this recap, so happy for you!

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  13. Oh my gosh! I love these pictures! It is perfect that your first post back is a Mother's Day post!!! You guys look amazing!

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  14. What a perfect mother's day!! Sleeping in together as a family, the donuts (I'm totally craving one now, AH!) and sweet, sweet family time. You seriously look INCREDIBLE! I looked like death the first month after Mia was born... tell me your secrets!!

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  15. Happy Mother's Day! It sounded fabulous! I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm due in 5 weeks. I do have a question about the drinking and nursing if you don't mind. Last go around I nursed for 9 months, and then the last three months was half pumped half formula. Looking back I could of been so much better. I never thought I would be the type that would want to nurse longer than a year, but reading your stories I'm just so inspired! My one issue is I'm a little bit selfish that I like my wine. Any tips for the beginning on drinking and nursing? Last time I would just nurse my little girl, put her down, and have a glass of wine and it was metabolized out of my system by the next feeding. Is that what you do? Congrats on the second one too! I can't wait for my world to be flipped upside down! Thanks again for any response :)

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    1. I have loved nursing a toddler; it's an incredible experience. If you are open to it, I say go for it this time! I tend to have some pretty relaxed views about drinking & breastfeeding. I follow La Leche League's stance which is pretty much drink in moderation. People have been drinking & nursing for centuries. I typically have a glass of wine with dinner and sometimes other drinks on special occasions, and I don't worry about it. I obviously do not get drunk or anything like that. But I love breastfeeding so much, that not over doing the drinking is so worth it! Do what you are comfortable with!

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  16. Glad to see you're doing well. Yummy looking brunch! Liam looks so adorable yet rotten. :)

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    1. It's nice to have an amazing cook in the house (other than myself, ha!)!

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  17. What a sweet Mother's Day!! Your brunch looks absolutely delicious!!

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  18. aww what a lovely mothers day. such a beautiful post and the pictures of you all are just priceless.

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  19. Oh my goodness! This post has me smiling from ear to ear! What a PERFECT first Mother's Day of two sweet boys! That picture of all your boys kills me. The sweetness is too much! And then the way Liam is beaming just being with Finn is amazing. So, so happy for you all!

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  20. You look fabulous, momma! Such a special Mother's Day!! Xo, Stephanie

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