With my first Mother’s Day on the horizon, I can think of no better time to update you on my sweet boy. It’s hard to process the fact that Baby Jones is 3 months old already *sigh*. It makes me so happy, yet a little teary all at the same time. Little man is growing up so fast, as we are so in love with him.
Becoming a mom has been life changing in every possible way. To be totally transparent, I truly never thought I’d be a mom. At times in my adult life, I couldn’t see how kids fit into the picture. I was loving life as a married couple, traveling, growing our little life in SoCal….sleeping all night! And, I was (and still am) all in on my photography business. However, now that Jones is here, it’s impossible to picture my life without him. To picture myself as not a mom.
Baby Jones is 3 months old
The littlest things can make be burst into tears with pride (see picture above). When Jones rolled over from his belly to his back for the first time, I think I cried for a good 10 minutes. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my Insta-Story documenting this big milestone.
My #1 goal is to remember Jones exactly as he is now. His wide-eyed gaze, his delicious wrist rolls, and fat thighs. His toothless grin. The softest reddish-brown hair you can imagine. All of it. He is changing so quickly, and I am desperately trying to soak in every snuggle, giggle, and smell. I know the months and years will roll on, but I’m hoping the thousands of pictures I’ve already snapped of our sweet boy will help us remember every single stage.
I wake up every day with tired eyes, but such a full heart. More than anything, I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be a mom. To be his mom. Until you become a parent, you don’t realize how much your parents loved you, how much they sacrificed for you, how much they contributed to you growing up to be, well, YOU.
Sending so much love to those who loved me when I was little just like I love Jones.
Happy Mother’s Day.