I’ve been an emotional wreck lately. Pregnancy is never easy for me and this pregnancy has been no exception. As we near my due date, along with just a lot of additional stress, I’m feeling extra emotional and extra sappy. I’m so excited to meet this baby and I’m just feeling a lot about becoming a mother to another little baby. Being Jack’s mom has been the greatest privilege of my life and a new baby on his way is bringing up even more thoughts and feelings.
Jack has shown a lot of interest in taking photos. He has a little camera he loves and he’s been swiping my phone to take photos and “bid-eos.” Honestly? He’s not bad! While I do go through at the end of the day and end up deleting about 428 blurry photos of the dogs haha, there are always a few gems. And I love seeing his literal perspective on the world.
Seeing the little snaps of his world through his eyes– including photos of me– has me thinking about what he’s seeing on a daily basis and how I can make sure that what he sees from me is what I want him to see. He is watching and listening and soaking up every second. He’s a little sponge!
When he snapped this particular photo this weekend, I just loved it. It’s his view of me. I couldn’t sleep that night and found myself reflecting on it and thinking about all the things that he’s picking up on throughout the day just by watching and listening.
What does my child see when he sees me?
What do I do in my spare time?
How do I talk about myself and others?
What are my reactions to traffic and long lines and delayed flights?
How do I give to myself and give to give others?
What are my priorities and do my actions match my words?
Do I smile and cry freely?