Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Last night, I was hanging photos when I came across some pictures of myself when I was pregnant. As I looked at my round belly, I smiled. Then, it occurred to me that my baby boy used to be inside me. It's kind of a strange thing to think about- that I carried this fantastic little person inside of me for nine whole months.
He's only been alive eight months, but it's hard to remember what life was like before he was here. When I was pregnant, I had no idea what color his eyes or hair would be, whether he'd be outgoing or shy, or what kind of personality he'd have. One thing that I did know, however, was that I loved him completely- more than I'd ever loved anyone. Then, he was born, and I loved him even more. Moments after his birth, he was whisked across the room to be examined, stabilized, and prepared for his trip to the NICU. I squirmed and tried to see through the wall of doctors and nurses, and I finally caught a glimpse of my newborn son. He looked exactly how I'd always imagined. I knew immediately that I would die for this person that I had just met. My life was forever changed.
It's crazy to think that this little boy, the center of my world, started off as nothing more than a tiny bundle of cells and then grew in my tummy for nine months before making his grand entrance into this world. Even harder to believe? He's already eight and a half months old.

It all began here:

Baby Gougeon

And now he's grown from this:

to this!
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All in just seventeen months!
Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood is amazing.
It truly is.


  1. :) It's mind blowing to think about!

  2. It's amazing to think about that! He has grown so much and he's a little cutie. Trust me you'll be thinking "where in the world did the time go?" when his birthday rolls around. I can't believe Alyson will be 1 this weekend!!

  3. I think the same thing! How quickly the time passes. I just hang on tight and let Carter take me on this fun/amazing/crazy ride through motherhood :)

  4. It seems like forever ago that you were posting about waiting for ur hubs to come home for the delivery! I miss being pregnant sometimes but these babies are amazing and growing much to quickly!

  5. I feel exactly the same ... no one and nothing matters more then your own little boy/girl.

    Got any plans to do it all again ??
    x x x

  6. Beautiful post Jess! I too have had all these same thoughts as many new mommas do. You brought some happy tears to my eyes. awwww sweet little babies...how can you not love them?! I just caught myself kissing my son as he was napping. I HAD to, usually I would tip toe around the room but I took a chance on waking the sleeping lion..cause those sweet baby cheeks were just calling for kisses.
    p.s. I would love more babies! But I seriously want to foster/adopt also! It breaks my heart how many unfortunate babies and children are out there..I need to love them and have them feel loved finally!

  7. I've had some of the same thoughts today being that The Marsh is now 10 months old. I can't believe that this time last year we were still getting ready for his arrival!

  8. it's crazy! and so amazing!
    being a mom is the best thing ever!

  9. Hi there,
    I'm from the other part of the world, but chanced upon your lovely blog while random googling.
    Your little man is really adorable! :D

    - Clara


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