I smile when I think about outings as a family nine months ago, when it felt like I needed to pack up the entire house just to take Lincoln in public for a few hours. Now we’re so low key that we forget major things like the stroller. But hey, Ben’s shoulders work just fine.
On Saturday I asked Ben if he would get Lincoln dressed while I was finishing up putting makeup on for the first time all week, and this is what they come up with. I think I might start purchasing all of their clothing in coordinating sets.
To digress a little, while I was looking through these pictures I was reminded of a huge fear I had during my first pregnancy. I read a book about baby brain development and the author dedicated a full chapter to how miserable a baby will make your marriage (going on to talk about the importance of having a stable environment for the baby to grow in despite the misery). I read all the statistics and I started to worry.
I shouldn’t have.
Yes, my relationship with Ben is a bit different now. We don’t have the freedom or the time that we used to for only the two of us. But, I have never loved or appreciated this man more than as I’ve watched him be Lincoln’s dad. There is another whole part of Ben to fall in love with …and to think, I thought he was awesome last year 🙂