the dark circles under my tired eyes,
the grey hairs that are becoming more and more commonplace atop my head,
the ever-present messy bun,
the increasingly prominent crows' feet,
and the weird pigment spots that linger long after the pregnancy hormones have gone.
the softness of his chubby little cheek against mine,
his gummy smile,
the way his eyes light up when I am near,
the fluffy tufts of hair that multiply with each passing day,
fat little wrists and thighs that also seem to get thicker day by day,
his sweet, intoxicating baby smell.
the big picture - all that comes with this thing called motherhood.
|Photo by Adam Schwartz of The Two Hosers Photo Show|