mama's boy

Friday, January 27

Excuse my absence yesterday. I spent it in bed with my little man, reading books and talking. Absolutely nothing got done and it was marvelous.
Anywhoo.
We're noticing a little shift around here in this little guy's personality. Since he was born, Everett hasn't really ever shown a preference for who's holding him. When fed and comfy, he's cuddled us equally and smiled at us both whenever the mood happens to strike. Then this week happened {week 12}, and suddenly he's starting to show a bit more preference for mama. {By way of his tremendous vocal chords, which have officially made their presence known. Welcome, you piercing things you} And it's a strange feeling. On one hand, it's a little sad because Tys loves holding his little boy more than anything {plus he's amazing with him on a level that I wasn't expecting at all}. On the other hand, it is crazy rewarding that this little tiny person who has stolen my heart wants ME. He's fed and changed and warm but he's still crying because he wants to be with me and look at my face and hear my voice. And try as I might, I can't describe with words how incredible that makes me feel. But it does put this uncomfortable little lump in my throat that threatens to simultaneously push wet stuff out of my eyes.
Will I ever not be one big ball of mush?

96 comments:

Lindsay said...

Lovely post. What a wonderful tribute to motherhood. He looks so much like your husband in that picture!

kiley wilkinson said...

Sweet post! Little boys love their mommys thats for sure!! (must be the boobies) How could you not be a ball of mush with that sweet little face?!?!

robyn devine said...

Owen is the same way. he gets super excited when Daddy comes home from work, but once we're all here and settled in, he wants his mama. i think it's because i'm home with him all day, and he's used to me as his primary care-giver.

Janine said...

that is my favorite part of motherhood. as much i hate hearing my kids bonk their heads or see them scrape their knees, i love when they look to me as if i am the only person in the world that can make things better, happier again. enjoy little everett.

kaitlin {bee-loved} said...

aw how can you not be one big ball of mush seeing that cute face 24/7. He melts my little heart!

modern Suburbanites said...

oh, he is such a cutie!!

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Nicole said...

Wonderful post! You are a great mum!

Kisses from Hong Kong,
Nicole

anniebananie said...

those eyebrows, how cute! how could he not bring a lump in your throat?!

beina said...

Here in Italy we say: the mother is the mother!!!
Kiss!

Michelle said...

Oh how I can relate to this sweet post when I had my little girl's!!! Oh I miss when they were little babies! Baby E is the cutiest lil baby boy ever! It is perfectly okay for him to want his Mama all the time... Enjoy every moment Syd!

Maria said...

It's hard to see the disappointment that it sometimes brings the daddy as mommy is usually the number one pick. I try to remind my husband that if his body produced milk he would have more of a fair chance:) And although most of the time he wished the little one would maybe choose him first over me, there are the times he is sure glad things are the way they are. Like when a sick kid is puking all night. Or there was an accident of #2 during potty training. Then he is sure glad the little one is reaching for me.

Emily said...

Nope. :) There is always something special between a Mama and their little boys. Once E gets about 2 1/2 or so he will begin the switch to Daddy for most other things, but you'll always get more snuggles!! And we wouldn't have it any other way!!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

such a nice post! he looks so much like Ty in this photo :)

Happy Friday!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

ThisLittleMomma said...

Yea, I think the ball of mush is a permanent fixture for us mothers. My little boy did the same thing but then I've learned one moment he is all about momma and the next moment he is his fathers best friend!

Nicole

ThisLittleMomma said...

Yea, I think the ball of mush is a permanent fixture for us mothers. My little boy did the same thing but then I've learned one moment he is all about momma and the next moment he is his fathers best friend!

Nicole

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Mrs. Ham said...

Just darling!

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The F Girl said...

Hehe. Sorry to disappoint you, but you are going to be an emotional ball of mush from now on. And doesn't it feel good to experience a love as strong as this? I still can sit in wonder now and then about this overwhelming feeling that entered my life years ago. It's beautiful.

Enjoy that little guy, he looks adorable :)

a girl with a smile said...

little Ty with your blue eyes. Tooo cute for words.

Motherhood sounds too mushy. I'm so not ready for that. I'd keep admiring from a DISTANCE. a big one.

Ylenia said...

this lovely boy of yours is amazing and super cute!!!
live every moment with him at 100%!!!


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Perpetuity said...

You will forever be one big ball of mush! Thats how I ended up with 4. Each one gets a little older and you miss that baby stage. Thank goodness boys always want to love on their mamas no matter what age they are:)

~Heather

dailydoily said...

Awe :) So precious! I can't wait for those moments. I'm sure you will always be a big ball of mush + I think it's great ♥

MrsMcComas said...

enjoy it! don't worry about being mushy! you are his mama =)

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Patrycja & Paulina said...

Your blog is really great! You have a sense of style which pleases me greatly. And kids are so sweet!

Kisses and Hugs Pauline: *

Andrea Grace said...

Mama's boys are the best! Mine is 2 1/2 and I get a little tickle when he chooses me over dad, but I won't tell the hubs:)
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Eleanor said...

Even though my two are older, it still feels awesome when they just want mom around.
Could Everett be anymore adorable???

s smallcomb said...

Awww he is so cute!! And sadly, no, the ball of mush feeling never goes away. Wait til he goes to school. Every motherly instinct in your body screams NO. And the hubby is trying to hold you back from calling the school.. just to make sure they're safe. Yep. That's a true story!

Bec said...

How cute. I wanted my mom when I was a baby but as soon as I was walking I was a total daddy's girl :)

Morgan said...

Lindsay is so right!
he looks JUST LIKE your hubs

Dana said...

This literally made my heart melt. He's gonna be a mama's boy :-)

Shannon Marie said...

Such a wonderful post- I can't wait to feel this way [one day- far away] when I'm a Mommy! ox

The Egg said...

aw this post is so sweet! my older brother never wanted to be held by anyone but my DAD and my little brother only wanted to be held by my MOM. baby boys are funny little ones!

Ash said...

man.. i'm in trouble when i have kids- i'm already a big ball of mush! hehe but i'm not surprised he prefers his mama (: when you have a little girl, tys will have his daddy's girl...

Rose Goddess said...

awwww :) Such a sweet post! Of course he likes you best!! Who would't want to be around you 24/7? :)

marias e afonsos said...

How old is your baby? I have a girl of 9 months. I follow your blog daily. from Portugal


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Makaila said...

And your nails are painted mama! :)

Charlotte said...

This is so cute, but your poor husband! He must be a little bummed out about the rejection.. but on the upside I bet youre thrilled! x

projectdowhatyoulove said...

Awwww what a sweet post! He is just such a little cutie!

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

sea to shining port said...

I can't wait for everything you just described :)

Caitlin

Maria said...

This is really the sweetest thing ever. I know you have to be overjoyed!

Sunshine Sam said...

Adorable Sydney! Cherish these special moments. I can't wait to start a family in approximately 5 days time (39 weeks and counting) x

Kelly said...

It's definitely a little sad for Tys. But it's not unexpected - you're the Mama!

Urban Nester said...

This is darling. I'm sure the sound of his voice makes your heart melt! I'm loving hims shirt {and your painted nails!}

x.
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Kelly Jean said...

AH! This makes me so excited to be a mama in July :)

Nest Studio said...

Sydney - he's adorable! I had a little baby boy Bryan just a couple weeks before you (he's 14 weeks now - whoa!). Love your blog and your mommy style. BTW, I'm having a little bloggers challenge on my blog to create a fun back to work outfit for mama (me!). I'd love you to participate. www.nesteaglerock.com. I have that same one line a day book that a friend gave me. Love it.

Jess

Taylor Morgan said...

what a sweet love :)

dreaming en francais said...

This post is SO sweet. Sounds like you two have an amazing mother-son connection.. I'm sure he'll warm back up to Tys, too! xo

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chelsey meyer said...

this is so sweet, i remember how uncomfortable it is. i basically fell in love with my husband all over again when he massively exceeded my expectations of him as a father. in a couple months that baby will notice schedules, and that daddy is gone all day and you will be sad, like me, when he shows more excitement when daddy comes home than any other part of the day.

Monse Fuentes said...

aawwww he's so cute!!



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shopruche.com said...

Sounds like motherhood is treating you very well. Everett's little facial expression is too adorable in his striped thermal! :)

xo,
Ruche

Natasha Fitzgerald said...

I'm sure that is such a great feeling! Cute post.

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DawnieP said...

This is so so cute, and such a lovely post!

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x

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Mrs. Baker said...

aww tear. my baby boy is 1 month-I can't wait for him to start recognizing us and everything else more! hope Tys doesn't feel too bad.

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{annie} said...

The answer is NO. You will NEVER NOT be a huge ball of mush! NEVER. Even today, 2 years later, I'm still a weepy mess when I think of my son. Such an angel that boy is! Soak it in. Boys LOVE their mommas!

Alison said...

never. mine is 45 weeks (10 mos) and still get a little bit weepy whenever I think about how much i LOVE him.

Shawnee said...

You have a way with words...I love this post! I'm not even a mom but I can feel the love! what a sweetie. xo

brittany said...

He seriously couldn't be any cuter!!!!!

jessica said...

He is so cute. That is really sweet that he is wanting your lovin' so much. I completely see where you're coming from, it's always been a fear of mine that something like that will happen, whether it's me or husband, either way it's tough.

Leah said...

He is so freakin' cute! Enjoy the cuddles.

xo L.

Meg said...

such a cute boy!
-Meg
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Brooke said...

so cute! What a lovely post. I really liked this.
Thanks!
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Briana and George said...

Nope, its all wonderfully mushy from here on out Syd. Welcome :)

shear indulgence said...

you are adorable. he looks just like his dad in this picture :) xx

Marissa said...

That has got to be the most adorable picture ever! xoxo Marissa


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Janelle said...

I think mamas will forever be a ball of mush :) I'm even a ball of mush about OTHER people's babies since my son was born. gaaaah! Of course I think there are worse things than being a ball of mush :)

Sydney said...

AW :)
But he'll love you both and already does so much!
He's a cute lil' guy.

L!$@ said...

That is just too cute!! What a little sweetie. Poor Tys though :'( It'll even out again eventually though :D

The Fashionable ESQ said...

Beautifully written. Your little guy has gotten so big.
So sweet. <3

Kendall said...

Your little man is just too cute. I have an 8 month old baby boy too! His name is Wyatt and believe me, you're not the only one gushing.

Stop by and say hello sometime :)And enjoy every moment with your beautiful baby boy!

-Kendall

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Linda Rose said...

oh, so sweet. you're making me want one!

Brandi said...

That face is priceless!

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Djors said...

Super, ma piękne oczy

Sweet Little Stuff said...

So, so, so ADORABLY Cute :)

Andrea Garland said...

with that face who could resist?

Jamie said...

nope. you will always be a ball of mush. but isn't it the greatest?

girl in the poodle shoes said...

Too cute, very sweet post. Embrace the mush-ness

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Casey
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Sarah said...

So incredibly sweet! I am so excited to feel that feeling! You have such a beautiful little family!
xo
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LaynahRose said...

Ah. I don't know if I'll ever not be a big ball of mush either...and I'm not even a mom! Just an emotional girl. That boy of yours is too cute. I'm sure Tyson and him will become closer with age, doing father/son things together and what not. Babies are for mamas.

Raf said...

Luv moments like this

Kristina
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pistolsnprincesses said...

My little ball of mush is almost 9 months old and I can't imagine where the time has gone. Your little mister sure is a cutey!

Amber Nicole said...

ahh his face is killing me! so stinkin cute!

Lovely Life said...

So cute!


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p e b b z said...

aww he is absolutely adorable! xo

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Ania Polanec said...

I bet your life become awesome once you get your own child.. they say that then your heart is walking around :)

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Carley said...

my 12 week old is definitely a momma's girl! I totally know what you mean!! so fun (and hard when you just want 2 hands)!

-Carley
charleycheff.blogspot.com

Megan said...

With that face how could you not get a lump in your throat! He is so freaking cute. I can't wait to experience those types of joys.

xoxo, dania said...

he is just so adorable! this post is what's so comforting about having a family!

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Jess said...

Being a mommy is SO wonderful! I never understood how you could love someone so much until I had my little girl. Sometimes, when I play with her and she is giggling her chubby cheeks off, I almost start to cry because I am filled with so much joy. I loved your post and your boy is SO cute! :)

Meganne said...

Lovely realistic post! This sort of thing happens, and I am told this is not the last time you will want to disolve into tears of joy and sadness all at once!

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Maria said...

so precious.

Camille said...

Very sweet post :) I love the way you write about your little man, I started to read your blog when I was pregnant, now my baby boy is 2 months and 11 days old.
Little E is so cute! Have a great year.
Camille from Paris
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kibrisgunceleri said...

super boy..

michelle k said...

your nails are painted :)

Jess said...

such a lovely photo. you are a very stylish mom. xx

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Lisa H. (Sewing or Something) said...

My youngest is 3 now and he was like that in the beginning cause he's home with momma all day..but now when Daddy walks in the door it's this huge ordeal, hugs, kisses etc... I kinda want to leave just so I get that much attention walking in the door! lol :)

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