Monday, November 11, 2013

living the dream.





I've known my whole life that being a mother and raising a family would be my most important purpose in life. I've looked forward to this for so long, and it's almost overwhelming when I sit & think of how special all these little moments are with my sweet, squishy baby. My pregnancy was wonderful, and my labor & delivery thankfully ended up being a very rewarding and fulfilling experience, and now that we are in the "4th trimester" there is definitely a new kind of learning curve, but we are all adjusting and thriving. 

Wyatt seems to be eating well and is adorable as all get-out. He smiles in his sleep (I swear I see a dimple!), and turns total ragdoll and purses his lips after he eats. Aaron has to remind me that he either still needs to eat on the other side or that he needs to go down for a nap...otherwise I would giggle at his little lips and limp arms and kiss his chubby cheeks all day long. Truth be told, Aaron & I are learning how to function on a little less sleep these days, but I'm not even sure I mind that much. (Maybe ask me again after this week is over? ;) I try to remind myself to fit in a nap during the day, which sometimes happens and sometimes doesn't. 

Last Tuesday was Wyatt's 1-week birthday, and I remember waking up that morning from a dream feeling on top of the world and so rejuvenated. I can count on one hand the number of dreams I remember, let alone the ones that have made a lasting impression on me, but this was definitely one I will never forget. To make a long story short—in the dream I was flying (not on a plane, I was just flying on my own by myself in the air), taking in the beautiful view and feeling like a million bucks (obviously! I was flying!), and after a few moments I landed on a beautiful grass field smoothly & safely right before waking up. It wasn't a very long dream but I can't help but think it had some significance, considering the big life event that happened just a week before of becoming a mother. Motherhood is already bringing me such joy and satisfaction and a sense of freedom, helping me to finally grow, and allowing me to feel most like myself. It all seems very familiar at times for me, this new life we are living with our little one. It has been a journey for Aaron & I to finally have this blessing of starting a family, and here we are having landed safely with our baby Wyatt, just living the dream. 

P.S. Thank you to everyone for your kind words & congratulations these past couple weeks, and for letting us share our good news! :)

23 comments:

  1. what an amazing time for your new little family. you sound happy and completely enamored! so happy for you!

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  2. Your dream is definitely symbolic of all the amazing feelings you are having with this life changing beautiful miracle! As before, keep the pictures coming because he is just too cute and squishy :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  3. these photographs are just so precious. <3 i love the light. you look radiant & wyatt looks like a little angel. wyatt was was of my top 5 name picks for our own baby boy. <3 as for the sleep, in my experience it got worse before it got better, but what you must remember is that it does get better. xo

    http://livelovesimple.com

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  4. His hair.. my goodness. Congratulations on becoming a mother!

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  5. Sweet, sweet post. I agree, motherhood is such a gift.

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  6. that first photo is just the best! glad to read everyone is doing great!

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  7. What beautiful thoughts---I always find posts like this so encouraging because if I'm being totally honest, motherhood has always scared me to death. I know that someday, I definitely want kids, but the idea has always been so terrifying. These thoughts are beautiful though, and it makes my fears dwindle just a little bit more :) Thanks for always being such an inspiration!

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  8. These pictures are perfect. So incredibly perfect.

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  9. Oh, Whitney! Congratulations! Isn't mommying the very, very best?

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  10. He is such a little doll! I want to meet him!

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  11. gorgeous photos as always! oh suck up every sweet moment with that squishy babe!

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  12. Beautiful. What a precious little one.

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  13. Gorgeous shots! The lighting is beautiful.

    "I've known my whole life that being a mother and raising a family would be my most important purpose in life."
    I feel the exact same way. I'm 21 and just wish life would hurry up. I really do wish I could skip ahead.

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  14. This post makes me really excited for the future. Really happy for you!

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  15. Dear Whitney, what a great experience, congratulations! What a sweet little person :-) All the best for you and your family. Mara

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  16. oh my, this post brought me to tears. i am just starting to have a real itch to be a mother and your words/experience definitely intensifies it. also that dream, beautiful! definitely very meaningful. happy for you that you are feeling all of these wonderful things being a new mother.

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  17. I always love your pictures. There are beautiful! Oh and congrats on having a baby boy. :)

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  18. Congratulations on your family and for this very special time in your life. It really inspires me to read posts like this. You sound so peaceful and happy and I hope you enjoy every minute :)

    Holly xx

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  19. this is beautiful. you are beautiful and so is wyatt. so precious. love this!
    xo,
    andrea

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  20. Hi Whitney! Congratulations on your sweet little babe! I'd love to send a wrap for you and Wyatt to try out. They're perfect for snuggling. ;)

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