Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I've never really thought of myself as a collector. Well. Um. I'm ready to admit that we're collecting children.

It's becoming quite a hobby. (Is that blasphemous?) They are so precious and unique. Treasures, really.

And as tired as they make us feel, we just can't seem to quit.

Duke is pretty sure our collection is complete. Especially now that we've got that illusive female specimen.

Me, well, I'm not so sure. I think I have a problem. People are not supposed to want to have another baby this soon after birthing.

I just love them so much. I feel a little crazy, even. Like that eharmony cat lady, only about my kids.

Sharing this information, my friends, makes me feel vulnerable and ridiculous; human frailty exposed. But here I go pressing "publish post" anyway.


Bethany said...

I'm the same way. As soon as one's here, I think to myself "that was/this is amazing! When can I have another?" But for me that feeling wears off after a few weeks when the sheer exhaustion sets in. :) It comes back about six months later. :)

Congrats on your precious little bundle! She is a beauty.

Jessica said...

You aren't crazy. I feel very similarly and I know why. Having babies, it's something we're good at! I personally find the whole pregnancy process very thrilling, and delivering babies is the most empowering event. You then get to take home a little piece of heaven. My baby is only 2 months old and I'm already excited about the possibility of more. Not that I'm not savoring these precious moments with her now, I definitely am. You're such a talented mother, your children are so lucky to have you.

joolee said...

i feel the same way - but it does take me a bit longer to feel that way, i'll admit. :) i also have so many lovely family names that i want to use and name my children and oh i can just imagine how beautiful the children with those names would be!!

Anonymous said...

Children are a blessing... its sad our culture doesn't seem to embrace that truth, but I love knowing there are other moms out there who accept that it is hard, and tiring, and sometimes makes us a little crazy, but these are little PEOPLE! OUR LITTLE PEOPLE! And we love them! :)

Tanya said...

don't be done having kids. you guys really are just so good at it! i love that little sweetie pie...she is so darling.

Bridget said...

John 16:21

There is no sorrow in the world, or even clear-headedness, for the surge of joy that accompanies a child. The feeling comes over and over again throughout life, as you well know.

Moderation in all things : )