Thursday, June 12, 2008

the physicality of motherhood

I love the physicality of motherhood. My baby is 6 months old and I love being a part of his sensory, bodily world. Rolling on the the floor with him, I stroke and pat his soft doughy belly, I snuggle and caress his warm little body, I kiss and nuzzle perfect soft cheeks. I love the way his body can be held and moved a thousand different ways. I am rewarded in my mothering with the kisses he bestows when I hold his drooly wet pink lips to my cheeks, his exuberant laughs and smiles, and his blissful purring contentment when you shovel a spoonful of baby food apricots into his mouth. I love my little boy!

1. being mother
2. capturing a moment
3. baby boys

16 comments:

Suzie Soda said...

He is adorable..can't wait to see him. xoxox

LL said...

NOTHING makes me baby hundry. Nothing.
But this little guy (and his fab hair) make me think it wouldn't be so bad.
i can't look at him without smiling!

LL said...

you know I meant to say baby HUNGRY!
help me smart mama...help me to be smart and learn to SPELL :)

smart mama said...

hey LL no one makes more typos than smartmama- feel at home here- Its not about the spelling its all about the klutsy fingers- you'd think i'd have fine motor skills
spell check is overrated-- as long as the thought is generally communicated - its all good- remember i used to be a teacher- I am totally down with invented spellling- LOL

Cathy said...

I am loving the 6 month age. My little one sits up and plays with toys without falling over too often. Now I just have to rid the floor of the choking hazards (ie magazines, legos, and debris).

Jamie said...

I'm amazed at his long dark hair. Where did that come from? He's very cute. I'm sad I can't get closer and just squeeze him--he looks very squeezable.

smart mama said...

jamie- Its actually half brown (darkest ont he tips and growing in light blonde! Very ted koppel, donald trumpy

we miss you guys and wish you were here! He'd love a squeeze from you!

Amber said...

YUMMMMMMMY baby and beautiful post!

Lee said...

He is just so cute. I adore him.

Courtney said...

I love all these things too. Makes me sad I may never go back to that time.

Off topic, for some reason your blog updates are not showing up in my bloglines. Very strange. I'm glad I thought to check your blog.

Andrea said...

I love him too. He reminds me so much of baby Hayden. They have the same hair and sweet face. Sigh...I need a new baby! Who does he look like? I stare and stare and I just can't tell?

sherry said...

Had to call the Baba to see this post! We can't wait to enjoy him! How we love our little ones! Loved the photo! Counting the days!

Sonja said...

What a beautiful photo, I feel like I could poke his fluffy cheeks! Seriously, that pictures is making me baby-hungry. I totally agree about the joys of motherhood.

Gilbert Family said...

SO ADORABLE...I love his cheeks and cute hair!

Trueman twins said...

What an amazing picture! The light, the child and the precious look on his face! That is definitely blow up and frame material!

swimmingmom said...

Beautifully written! That is a fantastic photo. He is just so precious.