To my Ner-Ner


Thursday, February 7, 2013

oh my heavens, I can't even begin to express how many times a day I have to stop and say a prayer of gratitude in my heart for this little boy. If you happen to know me well, then you will probably remember that the first 6 weeks I had a really hard time connecting to Warner. It wasn't postpartum or anything, I just didn't feel that same bond that I felt with Evelyn right away. Fast-forward 4 months later and I could not dream of how incredibly crucial he is to my daily happiness. I mean, look at that face! It's my hourly soma! The other night I was kissing those cheeks so much, I pulled away and he had a little love bite mark. Yikes, a bit smothery, aren't I, Warner?

It's interesting that at such a young age, I can already see his personality radiating so strongly. Warner is so different from Evelyn in so many ways. He is patient, complacent, a cuddle-bug, peaceful, and just so tender. I know what you're thinking - he's a baby! Of course he's all of those things! Yes, yes, but Evelyn was never as passive as he is. The kid doesn't take a pacifier but heck, he doesn't need it! He hardly ever needs to be soothed.

It always boggles my mind that this baby boy of mine is going to grow up to be a full-blown man. A  hard-working, married, father of his own children, MAN! And I get to raise him to be a gentle one. The other day when I was thinking about how gentle Warner is and what a unique characteristic that is to find in a male, I quickly realized how many tender men there are on my life. Of course there's Jared, who is such a wonderful and giving father. Beyond that, every man just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. My dad and father-in-law, my brothers and brothers-in-law. And I just thought "Men are awesome! Boys are awesome!" I had no idea I would love having a boy so much. And we're just getting started :) We love you, Ner-Ner! (i know, that is the worst nickname. it sounds like he's getting teased neener-neener! But it's what Ev calls him, soo... you do as the two year old does).

21 comments:

  1. SO precious! My cousin has two little girls, one about to be 2 and the other will be 4 in April. It is hilarious how different their personalities are, especially the younger of the two. She does not act like a second child...all of the place, mouthy (in the best way), and just full of life!

    -Kirsten
    mylifetintedpink.blogspot.com

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  2. He's such a doll! Love hearing your description of him.

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  3. Oh he's so gorgeous!! You've done a wonderful job of putting how you feel into words - I don't even know where to start!

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  4. Look at that smile of his! So precious.

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  5. I have been reading about this not-so-instant connection with a second child and I find it really interesting as a mother of one. Please write more about your experiences, I am curious! xx

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  6. I could look at pictures of that face all day long. Adorable.

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  7. This is beautiful!

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  8. Such a little cutie! My sister saddled me with the nickname Audy...yuck! Yay for sibling nicknames!

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  9. THis is precious!!!! With a capitol P! I love it!!!! Yes, I agree we do at the two year old does, for sure!!!! Hahahahahaha.

    Love,

    Shauna xoxoxxoo

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  10. So cute! Gosh that little face is precious. New follower to your blog from Casey's link up. :)

    http://sincerelyarizona.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh my goodness! These photos are so precious!
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  12. Kendra I just LOVE warner!!! I was just telling Scott how we were eating cupcakes and warner was just staring at me until I looked down and he would start smiling! I think he is going to be the type of person who likes to encourage people who truly looks into the heart of the person to see how they can be encouraged. He is such a sweet little soul and I am so grateful he has you both as parents and of course his sweet big sister :-)

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  13. PS those last two pictures look just like evelyn! they have the same smile :-)

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  14. He is just a little sweetheart and I love his name! I had a difficult time bonding with my son at first (he was a nicu baby for the first week of his life) but that soon passed and I learned the beauty of having a boy! Boys are such a blessing (and so are the girls) :)

    xo
    Rachel

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  15. he is SOOO cute! it is crazy how different kids are and there personalities start right away!

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  16. oh my goodness, he's the cutest thing ever!! i love all of these photos :)

    andrea brionne
    @himandher-blog.com

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