Dear Jude: TEETHS?

Dear Jude. Teething. At 3 months. Really? Must you ravage my heart thus? Soon my gummy grins will have a single pearly proof point that my baby is surely growing. So not ready for this ♥ Advertisements

Dear Jude: already?

Dear Jude, in just a few hours you’ll officially be 3 months old. I must try to remember that this is to be celebrated, despite the fact that i already feel curiously nostalgic about the weeks that have stretched between now and your birth. WHY ARE YOU GROWING UP SO FAST??? ♥

Pregnancy is a Mutha #3

Thing 3 Now I don’t want you to see this word and dismiss it as some namby-pamby little trifle, unworthy of the phrase ‘crisis’ or ‘affliction’, because you’ve never had it as bad as this: CRAVINGS. Now listen, focus: remember that time in kindergarten where ALLL you ever wanted was the Lickety Split My Little…

Dear Jude: ♥. thatisall.

Dear Jude, I believe I’ve wanted you my whole life. I was made to be your mom. And though some were hard to endure, every thing I’ve been through in my life has prepared me to be the person God could choose to be your mother. So I embrace them all in retrospect. I live…

Dear Jude: vocabulous!

Dear Jude, you have redefined every word I’ve ever known. Eg: “Morning” is now whenever you say it is, entirely unrelated to clocks or the sun. “Breakfast” is now more about speed, and occurs whenever u let it, “love”… is this gut wrenching, soul warming, cheek splitting, heart-soaking state I inhabit and “good bye” has…

Dear Jude: goshdurnit :-)

Dear Jude, it’s past midnight and since I’m not supposed to smile up with you in order to help teach you that night time is for sleeping, could you please turn off the cuteness when I turn off the lights? Also, those toothless grins and giggles whenever we do happen to make eye contact? Not…

Dear Jude: NB

Dear Jude, of all the things you will encounter to absorb or disregard on your journey to Becoming A Man, I pray you embrace these: learn the lessons, listen to your mother, watch your father and follow God ♥

Pregnancy is a Mutha #2

Thing 2  Bionic Nose: Is someone eating pizza? Yes…about 2 streets over. And last Tuesday. But lucky, lucky you- You can STILL smell the stuff, and you know what? You’ll still be smelling it 3 weeks from Friday. Because now your nose has gone bionic. You can literally smell the lies a 5th grader is…

Dear Jude: alls I’m sayin’

Dear Jude, if I wrote you a thousand letters, would you know that all I’ve ever really wanted to say is how much I love you? I now know my whole life has been a journey to this place: being your mother ♥

Dear Jude: what you teach me about God

Dear Jude, there are truths about God and His love that I didn’t- couldn’t- understand until you. You teach my heart measures of love my brain could have never generated. You are my proof of God and of grace… ♥

Dear Jude: just stay ok, ok?

Dear Jude, as much as my brain knows it is useless, my heart compels me to stare at your sleeping face and plead “Please don’t ever get sick, don’t ever get hurt, don’t ever have a problem Mommy can’t fix”. It is irrational I know, but your future heartbreaks already break my heart today. But I’ll…

Pregnancy is a Mutha #1

I don’t know whose job it was, but whoever you are…you failed. Miserably. Epically even. I want to find you and give you an award of Fail. The magnitude of your fail needs to be publicly honoured. Whoever was supposed to give me the REAL version of what happens to your body during and after pregnancy-…