I want one of these

So… lately I’ve been obsessing over this photo that we have on our fridge:

I can sometimes be found with a milk jug in one hand, the open fridge door in the other, gawking at this glorious photo while time stands still.

I look at that little bundle of heaven I had in my arms and can’t believe that my spunky, hilarious, strong, independent, quick, sweet, talkative, constantly-on-the-go toddler easily fit within the length of my forearm not that long ago.

I just want another one of those.

If I wasn’t already pregnant I’d be trying to be.

Cuz I just want another one of those. Oh wait, I already said that.

I want to hold an itty-bitty, teeny-tiny child and know that s/he’s mine to love, and laugh with, and learn from… as long as I have breath.

Lucky for me that in 27 weeks I get to do it all over again.

Those beautiful expressions on our faces – Enthralled Mama and Proud Papa? They will make another grand entrance.

Yup, 27ish more weeks.

I can’t wait.

Take your time sweet baby. Although I can’t wait… this mama can wait. Grow well. Grow strong. Grow healthy. This is the only time we’ll ever have together when I don’t have to share you with the world.

excited is an understatement,

adriel booker | the mommyhood memos | 2011
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Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Kerry McCullough
    31 March 2011 at 11:35 am

    Oh, it is so crazy and wonderful to go back to that time, isn't it? It seems like such a long time ago, but then it all just flew by at the same time. I want to say that I remember reading on one of your posts that you are planning to do VBAC??– if I get pregnant soon, I would love to keep in touch with you about any info we come across. I'm really hoping I don't have to get another c-section!

  • TV's Take
    31 March 2011 at 1:14 pm

    That is a really sweet photo! Hope your feeling great and your pregnancy continues to go well. Thanks for stopping by, great to see you

  • Greta: From Transparencies of Motherhood
    31 March 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I agree with Kerry…it seems so long ago and yet it just flew by. However, for me it was over 2 years ago since I've had a baby in the house. 🙁

  • Nessa
    31 March 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Oh I want one too…

    Ummm did I type that. 😉

  • Carol
    31 March 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Me too…me too. Maybe I need to tape a similar photo my fridge in an effort to convince the Hubs.

  • ababynanny.com
    31 March 2011 at 5:35 pm

    thanks so much for this post, i've said it before, but i love how positive you are about motherhood. and it seems honest. most people like to joke about the bad parts but you state how wonderful it is and it's what i need. that was enthralling

  • Courtney K.
    31 March 2011 at 6:10 pm

    These kinds of photos make ME want another. And I hated being pregnant worse than anything. Sigh…but to hold a sweet little baby again…..oh boy. Baby Fever.

  • Jamie
    31 March 2011 at 6:14 pm

    What a beautiful picture. It almost makes me want another. ALMOST (but not quite). Enjoy this wonderful time. It's a season that will never come again.

  • The Empress
    31 March 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Congratulations, and can I tell you? There is NOTHING like the relaxing and confidence b/c you already know how to do it.

    HUGELY wonderful.

  • Mandy
    31 March 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Awe!! I want another one of those itty bitty babies, too!! (someday i'll have another one!). Those first few moments in the hospital are so precious. I didn't get nearly as many photos as I should of, I'd love to gawk at one on my fridge, too! 🙂

  • Kristin
    31 March 2011 at 9:54 pm

    awww… what a sweet post! And congrats on the pregnancy! Sometimes I feel like I want another one… maybe someday down the road! Wonderful post!!

  • Jill
    31 March 2011 at 10:07 pm

    What a beautiful picture! I most definitely do not want another one though 😉

  • cooperl788
    1 April 2011 at 2:32 am

    What a beautiful post! I've missed your writing this week while my in-laws were visiting; your picture today really is wonderful!
    Wishing you a continued happy and healthy 7 more months!

  • Branson @ Reflection of Something
    2 April 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Posts like this are dangerous to those of us not currently pregnant, lol. My little man looks so grown up today… Not ready for a sibling yet though, lol.


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