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!