Monday, March 22, 2010

Mom 'n Me Monday

This is Jordan... She's my youngest baby (by 9 minutes) and has been a pain in my rear the whole time - from her painful kicks to her forceps delivery (ouch!) to her goofy nursing technique and the ear-splitting reflux cry... But despite all of that, my little JoBug soothes the aches and pains she causes with her bright-eyed, impish smile and infectious giggle.  Her skin is softer than any baby's skin I've ever felt and sometimes doesn't seem real.  I am addicted to kissing her, even though true snuggles with her are hard to come by.

These photos are certainly not perfect as I used the self-timer on my camera and hoped it would work.
I also haven't done a whole lot to edit them.  I wish I could get some of my scraggly hairs out of the pictures.  Oh well.  She had decided not to sleep one day during nap time, so while big brother and big sister slept, Jordan and I took advantage of the alone time and spent a couple hours playing... and smooching.
I truly, truly, truly adore her.  I see such a giant personality in her little self... she is one of the funniest people I've ever met and she only has 3 words.  All the time I'm clinging to her babyhood, I'm also looking forward to hours of laughter with her as she grows older.
You can read more about her on the Exhibits page...
.. But these photos are really a better way of seeing who she is.
The most incredible thing about Jordan is that she daily challenges me to be a better mom.  Some days I do better than others, but more than anything, she forces me to think outside the box (sometimes WAY outside the box!) and makes sure I'm always pushing myself to work harder and do more for them all.
Thanks, Baby Girl, for being you and for being mine for a little while.  (Here's a smooch for the road before she headed off to find something to get into...)


Want more adorable photos of Mommies with their kiddos?  Head over to The Peanut Gallery to check them out or to play along yourself!  Happy Monday!
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(By the way, the earrings you see in the photos are the infamous earrings from the dryer-dissection escapade from this post, in case you were curious.  I have not, in fact, removed them SINCE that episode.)

16 comments:

Kate said...

These pictures are precious.

I like you, Melis. I really do.

Stacey said...

I love kissing babies!! And she looks to be a super kissable baby! Great pictures!

Vic said...

Simply Gorgeous! I Love Mommy & Me Moments!~

Arizona Mamma said...

Melis, I love them all! But...my most favorite is the fourth picture. It's perfect. There is joy in both your faces and I think it does a great job of capturing that moment between you both.

I'm a sucker for tender moments between Mom and baby. This thing is right up my alley for sure.

Sonora said...

This is such a sweet post. There is no doubt as to how much you love your babies.
I have to agree with AZ mama about picture number 4! You can feel what you two are feeling in that picture. I am impressed you did these with a self timer!
Sometimes it is so nice when one baby decides not to nap. It is a rare time to be able to spend with just one baby. I am like you, I can't get enough smooching.
I'm sorry you guys have been sick. It is hard to be sick as the mommy. I hope you get better before your road trip and can I say, I am impressed you are brave enough to do a road trip. I hope it goes well and you have fun!

Julie said...

Wowzers!! Gorgeous pictures!! My faves are 2 and 4. Just beautiful. I want to kiss her too!! I love what you shared about her. She sounds a lot like C-boy was as a baby. Thanks so much for joining in!
p.s. I like your stringy hair!

CalgaryDaddy said...

Great Pics! Your eyes look the same!

Shane

Lindsay said...

Such cute pictures!! They made me smile.
(by the way, I'm Bry Andrews friend, she told me about your blog and that I would enjoy it, she was right :)

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness...these are so fun. I adore pic #4. What a beautiful capture of a moment! (By the way, YOU are cute as a button.)

Anyway...I really loved your pictures!

Tanya said...

Jo Buggy's smile is totally infectious. Then again, all your kids always bring a big ol' smile to my face. Do you mind leaving them here when you go to TN? Thanks. ;o)

Heather said...

These pictures are so precious!!!
I love the fourth one.
You both are so beautiful! :)

Cindy@FromSeedstoSunflowers said...

Oh these are really cute! Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

rebekah said...

Ah very sweet, she's got a very sweet little face!

*Jess* said...

those are precious shots!

CRAZYMOM said...

She's adorable! Great shots!

Kates Everyday Notes said...

She is so squeezable! I could have written the beginning of this post myself. My youngest twin daughter has been challenging me since she was in the womb (still is at 2.5), of course she was a forceps delivery, and we had the reflux too! Let me guess...her sister is the opposite???

I am new to the blog world and I am glad I found yours!

~Kate

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