Carrying them both on my hip like this is one of my absolute favourite things in the world. It's the most amazing feeling - like I'm super mom and can do anything. Have you read The Last Time poem on Pinterest (author unknown)? It's such a good (but emotionally charged) read. There's this one line that really gets me. "One day you will carry them on your hip, then set them down, and then never pick them up that way again." I often think about this when I'm carrying them both. I can't do it for very long anymore and even the act of picking them up together is becoming harder and harder. There will come a time (sooner rather than later) when I won't be able to pick them up like this anymore. Where I won't feel that feeling of pure bliss I get when I've got both of my babies on my hip. There's another line that gets me as well. "The thing is, you won't even know it's the last time until there are no more times, and even then, it will take you a while to realize." That last time will come and I probably won't hold them for just a minute longer because I won't know it'll be the last time. It really is such a good and necessary (for me) reminder to live these moments fully present because you never know when the last time will be. 😭❤💔
Anyways, sorry for that long (and emotionally charged) post. Motherhood, right?