Happy March! It is crazy to me that spring is almost here. I don’t know about you, but I definitely have a case of spring fever. I am ready for more sunshine. I am ready for later sunsets. I am ready for Easter and pastel dresses. I am ready for renewal and blooming and change. There is something about springtime. I love it almost as much as I love fall. My moods often seem to be cyclical with the seasons. In summer, I feel bright and happy and carefree. In fall, I feel a sense of warmth and harvest. In winter, I feel a little down. And in spring, I almost always feel a sense of hope and renewal. Change is coming. My heart knows He will Rise. There is so much hope at this time of year. The impossible feels possible.
A year ago, I had a growing belly and a heart full of hope of new life. Fast-forward a year later, and I now have a curious, joyful, and playful 9-month old. A year ago, Lance and I anticipated Hudson’s arrival with a sense of longing and hope. Now, we have this little boy and our hearts are still brimming with hope. Hudson is still very much a baby, but recently I have been getting strong glimmers of what this little baby will be like as a boy and eventually as a man. This crinkly-nosed baby with lots to say, points me to a boy that will be playful and silly and confident. That boy then points me to a man that will have a bold faith in the Lord. Do you see what I mean? There is so much hope! I can see our sweet Hudson figuring out things daily. I see him hold things with a look of puzzlement and pure wonder. I see him slowly figuring out the world around him. He knows what he likes (milky from mommy, Nala kisses, warm baths). He also is very certain as to what he does not like (anything green, sleeping, a clean face). He is becoming a little person! And Lance and I are loving this time. We are filled with hope for the man he will become.
Speaking of babies, for the month of March, we will be entering a new series on all things babies. While I am literally just nine-months into motherhood, I feel like I have learned a ton in these past few months and want to pass it on. This will be a 4-part Saturday series covering the following:
- Essential Baby Gear
- Nursery Inspiration
- Food Making for Baby
- Baby Sleep and Play Schedules
Riveting topics, I know! Hopefully, I hooked you and I will see you back here next Saturday morning for all things baby gear. To me, this was really overwhelming as a first time mom because I felt like I needed to get everything top of the line and have all the best gadgets for baby. Truth is, there are a lot of things you don’t need, but there are some key things you really do need that will make life so much easier. To find out more, come back to this very place and read all about my top list of essential baby products. And don’t worry it won’t be things as obvious as cribs and diapers, but I will talk about these things as well.