There’s Nothing Like a Newborn Baby


Photo by Ali Hawkins

Submitted by Ali Hawkins:

When I look at this picture I am reminded at how much I love newborns. This is my eighth. Most people that I run into think I am crazy. I always get “are they all yours?” or “are you going to have more?”

Some people search their whole life for their purpose on earth. I figured it out early, when I was twenty and had my first baby. That I was meant to be a mom. It is not easy. I have had someone say to me “If it was easy for me I would have a big family like you” Even though it is the most rewarding thing I do it is also the hardest thing I have ever done. I hate being pregnant. I get sick for months. My house and responsibilities get completely neglected. When I do feel better my back hurts and I am so uncomfortable that I can’t sleep. In the end it is all worth it.

The moment they place my newborn in my arms, I fall in love. I love how sweet, innocent, perfect, cuddly, soft, little, cute and helpless they are. I love how they smell. I love how they scrunch up their little buns and stretch out their arms. I love how they squirm. I love the facial expressions they make when they are asleep. I love the spirit you feel when you look into their eyes. I love how they smile at you when you get them up. I love when they are crying and their voices are still so tiny. I love when they fall asleep on your chest. Nothing makes me happier than a baby. If I am having a bad day or stressed out, all I have to do is hold my baby and I feel better.

I love always having a baby in the house. They bring such happiness and a sweet spirit. I don’t know what I will do when I don’t have a baby around anymore. I always tell my husband that my heaven will be filled with babies. I am so thankful for all of my children and the opportunity that I have to raise these strong noble spirits. Motherhood is a blessing from our Heavenly Father, and I am so thankful that he allows me to have these sweet spirits. I have never found more joy or satisfaction in anything that I have ever done. I am honored to be a mom.

Comments (6)

Amberlyn Scow
Said this on 8-23-2010 At 03:02 pm

I don’t usually reply when I read things but this time I just had to.  I loved every word.  I feel exactly the same way.

Said this on 8-23-2010 At 05:34 pm

What a great thing that you figured it early!  Recently I read Clay Christenson’s convocation address in the Harvard Business Review that he had given to Harvard Business Grads.  He said “I tell the students that HBS might be one of their last chances to reflect deeply on [their life purpose]. If they think that they’ll have more time and energy to reflect later, they’re nuts, because life only gets more demanding . . .”  Isn’t that especially true once we become moms?!

Said this on 8-24-2010 At 11:31 pm

I am halfway through my prenancy with number seven, and I love babies too! I’m having a hard time deciding if this will be my last. Thanks for sharing your sweet feelings!

Said this on 8-25-2010 At 09:04 pm

I loved your sweet little article.  You have put all my same thoughts into words.  There truly is nothing like being a mom, and definitely nothing like newborns.  I hope I get lucky enough to get at least eight of them too!  Thanks for sharing. :)

Said this on 8-27-2010 At 12:34 pm

Congrats on your beautiful eighth child.  It is hard, isn’t it, along with rewarding.  We also have 8.

Said this on 8-28-2010 At 11:18 am

I am SO with you.  I LOVE newborns.  And pregnancy has been anything but easy for me.  Seeing that sweet little baby makes all the pain worth it.

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  1. brittany says

    I cried reading this today! Im holding my first little one while she nurses and I cant help but feel completely the same way, they come into our lives and turn them upside down but I wouldnt trade it for the world! I ask knew early on that this was my calling, I went through hell and back in my pregnancy with severe preeclampsia and then a birth where I almost lost my life but I would do it again in a heartbeat, just to hear the little whimper when she came out and to see her perfect face. Although her father is not part of our little family and refuses to be, I feel so lucky…. Because shes mine all mine and I dont have to share. Lol. Shes my little cherub and I hope one day I get to have plenty more!

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