Have you noticed that women love talking about giving birth to their children? I can't tell you how many hours and how many women I've shared with about the births of our children (theirs and mine). Last week we were swapping birth stories with our neighbors, and their kids are 14 and 12. I think one of the reasons we continually rehash this time in our lives is that the emotions were so intense that we're unable to forget the feelings. I also think a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of camaraderie play a large part [in our story-swapping fascination].
I personally feel I was created to give birth. Now, don't worry, we're not the Duggars or anything - but, for some reason, my pregnancies and births were ideal. I'm sure it helped that we were quite young when we started having children, but I kind of enjoyed the whole birth process. I didn't particularly enjoy the pain aspect, but by the end, I kinda rocked those birthing rooms.
I know that all of these memories are surfacing because of the new arrival of our nephew, but don't you think it's fun to remember?
I thought I'd show you our three kiddos when they were new! By the way, I'm really glad they've grown into their looks! :)
almost 2 months...doesn't he look uncomfortable? Obviously breast-feeding went very well.
almost 2 months
Emma Louise (being held by my grandmother, Louise - 6 days old)
8lbs 14 oz
almost five months
While I was looking for pictures, I came across these...
Don't you love the painted fingernails and curled hair? Kate was about four, I think.
I really love this guy - even when he doesn't like my pizza!