Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I'd like to say I could do a "Wordless Wednesday," for once. BUT, there's one minor problem. I wanna talk about this picture. So that, I will.

When I was blessed with one little boy, I thought (but secretly knew otherwise) that there was no way I could love another the way I loved him, my Jackson. To say he rocked my world is the understatement of the century. For reals. He looked like me. He looked like Rodney. His hair was dark. His skin was pale, yet slightly olive. His eyes were darker than both of ours, and I couldn't help but to marvel at how our DNA combined to create the most wonderful little creature this woman could have ever imagined...

Then there were two. Brady's arrival thrilled us just as we'd been thrilled before... He was perfect, TOO! There's never been a skinnier little newborn. His gave new meaning to "chicken legs." His face was an awful lot like Jackson's, as was his coloring. His eyes were deep and dark, and oh, so almond shaped. His widow's peak and head full of black hair made me laugh. He was the perfect baby boy, sleeping many more hours than we'd been used to with our baby number 1. All was right in the world.

Then there were three. I was sure all along that it was another baby boy, long before the 20-wk ultrasound. When my doctor informed us that it was a "he" in there, Jackson excitedly shouted, "I was right!" right there in the exam room. Carter (or God, you choose) likes delivering surprises; first, he decided to meet us a few weeks early, which I am eternally grateful for. Not only that, he came with such a different little "look." Talk about Scandinavian!!!

No doubt, they have their similarities. But their differences obvious. Ya think?


Anna and Ryan said...

yea!!! I am so glad to see a post from you again! I missed reading your funny commentary on the life and times of the steelman clan. I hope we get to hang out soon!

Emily (Good Frau) said...

Ha ha... yes, their cute little heads are colored quite differently, aren't they? But they all look like they go together. They're all 100% cute.

Being a mother of one right now, I know the feeling of not understanding how I could love another one as much. I hope I get the chance to prove myself wrong one of these days! :)

Tiffany Nelson said...

I love it......And those three little boys...Especially that little blonde boy..

Strommer Family said...

You updated!!!! I'm SO happy to see you are still alive!! ;) Keep 'em coming!!

leigh anna said...

i am oh so glad you posted again! it makes me sooooo happy!
i love love love the way you write! always have!

and i love this post! :)

yay for leah!