Monday, March 15, 2010

Mom n' Me Monday

mom n me jpeg

Mom n' Me Monday was created in an attempt to make myself get in the picture with my kiddos. When my kids are grown, I don't want to look through my photos only to find that I am not in any of them! So, let's "capture" these memories.

This is J-boy.
He is our second son.
This kid is a gem.
He has a tender, kind heart.
He loves to "chat".
He is a complete snuggle-bug.
We've affectionately called him "Gentle J".
He loves his siblings.
Defending them, even if they are in the wrong, trying to explain to me the why of their behavior.
"I'm sure they didn't mean to do it, mom".

They, too, are thankful for a brother like him.
At the 20 week ultrasound, I found out he was a boy.
I cried.
I'll just be honest here.
Shortly before I became pregnant, I had been told that I had about a 1% chance of a pregnancy.
So imagine our complete and utter joy the day we saw the two pink lines.
I had "girl" on the brain.

But God didn't.

And I am so thankful.

God knew exactly what we needed...
When He sent us this precious BOY.


I can't wait to see your pictures. You can grab the code under the button below and paste it into the body of your post. Then add your link into Mr. McKlinky below.

To use Mr. McKlinky, be sure to link your Mom n' Me Monday post, not your main blog url.

To do this, go to your blog. Click on the title of your Mom n' Me Monday post. The url in your browser window will become a direct link to that post. Copy that url and paste it into the Mr. McKlinky window, along with your name, or your blog's name.

If you don't want to grab the Mom n' Me button, just link back to the Peanut Gallery so other's can join in if that's what their little heart's desire :)!


Carrie said...

Julie ... these are great pictures!!! Your son sounds SO MUCH like my Eli!!! ;)

Lula said...

Great pictures and it sounds like you have a great son! I'm going to try to get something up here today too!

Jenilee said...

Thanks for hosting this! I didn't have time today to post a new picture because I'd already posted something else... I hope you don't mind that I updated a post from last fall to enter. :) nice to meet you!

Sonora said...

These pictures are so sweet! I love what you said about your son.
I wanted at least one of the twins to be a girl. I didn't know what I would do with a boy. I was shocked when I found out they were both boys.
I feel the same as you. I am so glad He gave me what He did. I love my boys and wouldn't change it for the world!

Arizona Mamma said...

Julie, that is so touching! Makes me tear up. I'm not kidding.

E. Williamson said...

New Follower here... just stumbled upon while blog hopping.

I can totally relate to this post. I just recently had a little boy. When I first found out that I was pregnant I had 'girl" on the brain and cried even thinking it would be a boy. I remember friends telling me that God would give me what I "needed"... boy, they could not have been more right. My little buddy is my entire world and I couldn't even imagine having a little girl right now. It's so fun to see how God works in your life. Love the pictures!! Hope to join in soon! Looks like fun!

Steph said...

This post made me cry... (I am 18 weeks pregnant, but a crier even when I'm not!)

So amazing that 1% chance became the world!

Thanks for sharing that story and the pictures!

You've got a new follower in me!


Stephanie said...

What a precious story!!!! He sounds just perfect :)
And I love these pictures. Two weeks in a row...good job!

Laura said...

Those pictures are SO sweet!! I felt the same way when I found out I was having a boy and now I tell moms that they NEED to keep having babies until they get a boy! :)
I am going to for sure join in next week, love this!

Heather said...

The photos of you and your son are absolutely precious! Whoever took them is a great photographer!
I will have to have my husband take pictures of Brad and I together. I liked up today but I just had two pictures that were....just ok. :)

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Hey there! I love this meme-- I hope you don't mind, I added it to the listing of memes and other blog events we have over at We catalogue all sorts of goings on in blogland-- let me know if you have anything else you'd like us to list!

Confessions From A Working Mom

3LittleMonkeys said...

Great photos...and story! What a blessing your son is! And you guys are GORGEOUS!

Arizona Mamma said...

So I was curious to see how many were linking up with you...yes, stalking, you can just call it that. And again with the tears. Seriously, the warmth of those pictures coupled with your story of wanting a girl, yet being blessed with this boy just does it for me. Sigh.

Tanya said...

I popped over from Melissa's (aka the Zookeeper) blog! Love the post & idea. I felt/feel the same way with my son too!! Exactly the same! I wanted a sister for my daughter, but was blessed with this amazing little man who I couldn't imagine sharing my life with! Keep up the great work!

Jennifer said...

Oh Julie...your pictures are amazing...and the story is beautiful. Love it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I can't wait to read more of your blog.

katherine said...

These are such BEAUTIFUL photos. And i love your words :) Splendid work, I'll be back :)

K x

S.I.F. said...

I love miracle babies! Especially absolutely stinking adorable miracle babies!

S.I.F. said...

And yeah, I get that he's not a baby anymore... you know what I'm saying! :)

Stacey said...

Boys are awesome! I have two boys and four girls. I love my girls for sure! But there's something about little boys that I just love! What great pictures!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Beautiful pics, time flies...

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

Those pictures are precious! i've got to get my kids together and get pics w/each one of them to preserve them little!
thanks so much for the scripture! i think ive had so many ppl praying for us it has made this a little easier....easier knowing this was best for the baby....easier knowing im not alone in this struggle...knowing it's His timing and all will work out in the end!

Victoria said...

Great pictures & great story :-)

trooppetrie said...

this is such a neat idea. I need to be better about not deleting pictures of myself

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