Tuesday, May 15

mother + 3

"Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother's image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of a young childs mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world." 
- David O. Mckay

Sunday was Mothers Day as you know {I hope it was the best yet for you!}, and as it probably does for many of you out there it always makes me think of my first time becoming a mother, when I first held my first little baby in my arms. That day was the most incredibly painful and spiritual and exhausting and beautiful day I'd ever had. Feelings I didn't know could be felt were felt that day. And they've only expanded since. At times I look at these two little girls that look like my hubby and myself, and its almost hard to even imagin that they are mine/ours, forever. 
Yesterday was my third Mothers Day! And I was lucky enough not only to spend it with my mother and mother in law (and their mothers), but with the handsome man and adorable children that make me a mother. 
Looking down at this huge and little moving bump that mean a baby, and I'm reminded that pretty soon here I'll have baby number three, and will be a mother three times over! Seems pretty fitting don'cha think? 
I'm so grateful that I'm the lucky one chosen to bring these beautiful and innocent little souls to earth. And I can't wait to meet number three. 
Happy mother's day to mothers and future mothers everywhere! Especially to my own beautiful mom, and mother-in-law. We love you.
xoxo, Emily


  1. congratulations!!!!! So happy for you
    Wish you a blessed life

  2. What a beautiful quote at the start of your post. Your post and photos make me want to have a baby right now...well not go into labour and all that stuff but rather have a child that looks like me part. Awww so precious. :)

  3. Your photos are beautiful!!
    Happy Mother's Day!! (:

  4. Hi Miss Emily! You had me all anxious that you had, had your thrid little one! Reading all our baby/mommy post makes me so anxious to have my second little boy. I'm due first of September. I remember when we were in the ward with your first pregnancy and how sick you always where. It looks like you're handeling this one better. I wish you the best of luck in the next couple weeks! SO EXCITING!!!!!! :o)

  5. These pictures are so precious. I love your thoughts on motherhood.

  6. You almost gave me a heart attack!! When I saw the photos I thought "omg she had the baby!!!" but panic over everything is ok! I wish you the best of luck with baby number 3 when he does come!

  7. Gorgeous pictures. I am always jealous of women with beautiful day-of-baby's-birth pictures! Mine were a little more exhausted, swollen, sweaty, happy and traumatized looking. Ha!

  8. aww how cute... :)

  9. I hope you enjoyed your day Emily! I love the pictures.

  10. I'm just a nineteen years old girl,
    In a certain point of view I'm so far of you !
    I always think women with freckled can just be wonderful, lucky you are !
    You look amazing, you give a peaceful sensation !
    This message doesn't mean anything, but I'm confiant for you,
    you look like to a perfect mom :)

    (sorry, I'm french, and I don't write very well the english...)

  11. So sweet! your blog seriously makes motherhood look so special! I can't wait for the announcement and those pictures are amazing, who took them when you were in the delivery room?

  12. Beautiful fotos!!! Beautiful family ;)

  13. Beautiful fotos, beautiful family ;)