Wednesday, March 24, 2010

in his eyes.

babyboyasleep, originally uploaded by jenniferlivolson.
finn looks up at me and smiles. coos. gurgles.
in the middle of nursing ... he lights up. at the sight of me. his blue eyes sparkling with life and happy.

and i don't see myself the same ... through his eyes.
i don't see the pounds that i want to lose that threaten to remain. forever.

i don't see the tired mama that can barely keep her shit together somedays.

i don't see the wrinkles under my eyes.  or the stretch marks that make their way across my belly.

i don't see the feet in major need of a pedicure.  or the fingernails that are long neglected.

i don't see the lack of make up.  or the hair that has been pulled into a ponytail. again.

i see myself as he sees me. perfect.
because i am. to him.

i am so. in. love. with this boy.
i honestly never thought this was possible.


i'm sort of a you-capture virgin ... but i thought this post and picture was so fitting for this week's theme of ...
a moment.
and i've been a fan of you-capture for quite some time. check it out. beautiful entries. beautiful people.

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21 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh my darling! I'd be in love, too!

love his name. Ivy would have been a Finn or Beck. :)

Steph

Darcel said...

That is so sweet!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

What a sweet, beautiful post! Gorgeous moment and words.

Misty said...

so precious!

Melissa said...

This post is precious!

Jenni said...

This makes me long for the days when my own boys were wee. It never ceased to amaze me just how much I could love them (and still do, of course.)

Beautiful post, Jen.

Melissa said...

What a great moment to capture!!

Colleen said...

Awww... that's so sweet, both the picture and the sentiment.

Erin said...

So sweet... I'd be in love also!
Adore his name, too. My six month old nephew is named Finnian!

Jen said...

What a beautiful moment!

WackyMummy said...

Awwww!!!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

What a gorgeous moment!! Those are the moments that make it all worthwhile. :)

Lisa said...

How sweet, I love this post! With all the trials of motherhood, we should all step back and see ourselves as our babies do. Inspirational.

Pamela said...

told you so.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I don't see any of that either. :-)
Good job, Finn!

Sarah said...

Perfect in his tiny little eyes. Yes. What a big yet simple thing to remember. Love it. :)

patty said...

sweet little yummy baby! great photo... i love the sentiment

Christine said...

Jen, he's so beautiful. What a sweet post.

And I TOLD YOU!!! Boys, I don't know, they capture mommy's heart and soul in ways you don't realize, and can't understand, until they are here.

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

That was really beautiful!
Nursing is my most favorite way to mother... mostly because of the sweet looks and quiet moments.

Casey said...

He is beautiful... I love a sweet, sleeping baby.

You are too... don't believe anything different. We have battle wounds from these kids but look what we made.. beautiful, snuggly kids who think the world of us. Most days.

anymommy said...

Perfect. He is perfect and so are you.