Why I Haven't Posted Thousands of Baby Pictures

I know I haven't posted in a while. Part of that is just the normal, I'm-a-new-mom busyness -- I don't have time most days to take a shower, so there's no way I have enough time to write a blog post. I've been walking around for the past two days in Christian's shirts and maternity leggings {which are the most comfortable things ever; seriously, it feels like I'm not wearing anything at all}, thinking that everyone around me smells like overcooked broccoli, until I realized that probably it was me who was stinky. Gross.

Another reason I haven't posted is that before Saturday, my babies were still in the hospital. Because they were born so early, they needed a little bit of help before they were ready to come home. For some reason, their hospital stay ignited this strong maternal instinct in me, and I didn't want to post pictures of them in isolettes, with their monitor cords and IVs trailing from their tiny little fragile bodies. I was so proud of them and how hard they were trying, and all of the progress they were making. I didn't want people to see their pictures and pity them, instead of seeing how amazing they are.

I know it might have been silly or misguided, but I really couldn't stand the thought of posting a lot of hospital pictures. Please forgive me. I'll work on doing better at taking pictures of their ever-fattening cheeks. Deal?


  1. Deal! You look like so a happy mommy. :-)

  2. I have to say I have been a little desperate for some baby pictures. But hopefully I will get to meet them soon enough that I can ignore that :)

    p.s. don't you love how fast the cheeks get chubby? I swear Lily's cheeks have like doubled in size- isn't it just ridiculously cute?

  3. This post made me choke up! What strong babies!

  4. That's so cute. I can't wait for more updates!!!

  5. They're yours! All yours. congrats. Bringing them home from the hospital is seriously a triumph. NICU babies are a special kind of strong. Especially the tiny ones. I'm biased.