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!
(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.)