Sunday, April 19, 2015

grateful heart

3 days old
My sweet boy turned 5 months on Saturday.  Time.is.flying.by.  And today is the day I have been dreading for the last 5 months.  My maternity leave is officially over.  I've been crying over this for the last several days.  It's been hitting me at random times, but when it does, I can't stop the tears. 

1 month
It's truly bittersweet.  Although today feels a little more bitter.  This second time...this unexpected babe...has me all sappy all the time.  I think this time I've taken less for granted.  I've been more intentional, I've thoughtfully soaked up each moment.  And the hard moments...I've reminded myself of how fleeting they are.  And it's true.  I feel like I've blinked and now we're 5 months into this journey of Jude's life.

2 months
And so I'm grateful.  For this incredible opportunity I've had to stay home with my boy.  So many hours of snuggling, feeding, playing, napping, and not showering!  And I'm thankful for each moment.  It's been challenging, but so incredibly wonderful, I can't really put it into words.

3 months
The sweet part of today is knowing that there are 39 days left of the school year with a 6 day weekend at the end of May...and then...SUMMER!  I can so do this.

4 months

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

16 comments:

Southern Komfort Blog said...

So. Stinkin. Adorable!!!

Melissa The Llama said...

oh my goodness! CUTENESS overload! he's just soo adorable. That picture of him and Claire from today? LOVE! You CAN do this, mama! you've got this. You're strong and smart. HUGS

Cassie Lee said...

You seriously make the cutest kids haha

Nelle Monaco said...

he's SO cute!! that little face is precious... praying and thinking about you as you go back to work- xo

Meagan said...

You can do this! I had a harder time with my second. But less than 50 days? No problem!

Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

Wait. 5 months?!! But he was just born!!! (I'm sorry, I'm not helping.)


Lady, you CAN do this!! You are in my prayers, God is WITH you on this - I'm sending you virtual hugs!!!

TheAdventuresofBugandBoo said...

I can totally feel you on the tears but you so CAN do this, mama! He's beautiful and happy and your love doesn't change because you're at work. He'll feel it no matter what!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Ah, thank you!! I think so, too! ;)

Amy @ Set Free said...

THANK YOU friend!! Yes, it's not been as hard as I was thinking. I'm too overwhelmed with figuring out how to teach 7th grade math to miss him during the day! Ha!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Seriously....best compliment ever!! My fave is J's ears that kinda stick out!! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you!! I've definitely felt all the prayers....so encouraged by them!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Why is it harder this time?!? But yes, you're right. And....now only 36 days!! WhoooHoooo!! And...you better believe I'm soaking myself in Stress Away! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

I KNOW!! Where is the time going?!? Thank you friend....feeling all the prayers! xoxo

Amy @ Set Free said...

I've got this...and thank you so much for the encouragement! I appreciate the happy thoughts. xoxo

Kelli B said...

Aww he is just adorable! I know I won't have 5 months to take off when I have a baby someday. That is so great that you got that much time :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

I'm SO grateful for the time! And it hasn't been as hard to leave him as I thought it would be! Thank you for your sweet comment! :)