Becoming Mom

  1. Wow. Beautiful! I have never thought of this..! Glory to God!!! xx

  2. jennifer says:

    Ok first of all. You look amazing in that first pic for just birthing a baby. Your makeup! Second-this post is beautiful! I love it! And that baby is a doll!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh Courtney, you always make me cry … usually in a good way. 🙂 I love you! XOXO Auntie K

  4. Christie C says:

    BEAUTIFUL reminder! Love the words, love the pics! #SITS

  5. MeganB. says:

    Such a good post.
    I think it is so true.
    Plus your mom sounds like the best. Lol

  6. This is the sweetest, Courtney!!!!! And that first picture, you looked amazing after giving birth, girl!!!! Amazing!

  7. Cher says:

    I had the same thing happen last year to me when my bff had her 1st child! #SITSBlogging

  8. Dee M says:

    What a beautiful post, Courtney–and so very true! Visiting from SITS 🙂

  9. This post is so, so sweet. Wow. Gives me chills thinking about all that is to come in the future. Xx.

  10. Crystal Ponti says:

    Beautiful post! 🙂 Visiting from SITS!

  11. Amy says:

    Oh, Courtney. This is such a beautiful post & so true! Your best friend will appreciate this so much!

  12. Thank you for your comment, Corrie!! xoxo

  13. Ashley P says:

    what a little sweetheart! and that hair is awesome! What a great post and yes, you can see something different when you become a new mom!!

  14. hello erin says:

    sweetest post ever. and its true. . . i mean not for me. but for everyone else (crazy how we see it in other people but not ourselves?!).

  15. denise dunton says:

    I love this post. I felt the same way as you as I looked down at my newborn daughter. It was a bit nerve-wrecking (I had never changed a diaper before), yet blissful at the same time (she had the cutest button nose). 😉 It made me look at my mother in a completely different light, and it really made me appreciate her so much more! #SITSBlogging

  16. Lilac Doll says:

    Aw, this is so sweet. It's funny how you didnt feel any different, but your mom could spot it straight away. It's pretty amazing.
    How do you and your best friend look so gorgeous after giving birth!? 🙂

  17. Cyndi Murdoch says:

    Those little guys have a way of stealing your heart and rocking your world. Very sweet sentiments. I'm popping in from SITS.

  18. I definitely noticed that with a friend of mine that had her son a few weeks ago. She is so different now that she has a son, not in a bad way, but it's just different. I love your perspective on this, that it's not like a switch that goes off. I think that is what we expect when we're expecting.

  19. So true. I think we are too worried about everything at first to realize what great moms we are right from the start. Beautiful pictures!

  20. How completely beautiful!! Beautiful photos & sentiments. Congratulations to your best friend 🙂

  21. says:

    My grandson is 18 months and I am just amazed at how great she is as a mother. All of the natural mother instincts came out as soon as he was born. You have a great blog #SITSBlogging

  22. I've read this about 100 times today. I'm so glad you wrote this so I can have it forever. Being a new mom is so overwhelming and this makes me feel like I'm normal. I love you so much!

  23. What a great post to write about your bff. I agree with you, you can't tell that you've changed but you have in every way!

  24. Wow, that was beautiful. I too was in shock with my first. I didn't think I felt any different. To tell you the truth I was scared as hell! For my daughter, not for me. I thought "Wow, this kid is mine and I have no idea how to care for her." Ha-ha, we learn though, don't we? I'm on #4 and still learning!

    (Visiting from #SITSblogging and spreading the comment love)

  25. I think the first time I looked in my baby's eyes I thought, "ew. can someone go clean her off and then bring her back to me?"

    Ha! But seriously, a few days….or weeks later, the love was definitely there for sure. Mama bear was present from day #1 though!

  26. So true! It's just so hard to see from our own perspective, and I don't think the emotional roller coaster helps at all!

  27. foody schmoody says:

    This rings so true. Except I see it in myself. I was a different person the moment I started IVF, then I was a different woman each time it failed, I became a different woman the moment I gave birth and even different again when I gave birth a second time. With each and every thing that has to do w/ children, I have strengthened and weirdly become more confident with myself. Motherhood is an amazing thing.

  28. ChiChi Loves says:

    Can I first say how beautiful and peaceful you look right after the birth?? I don't have any children but I hope to look half as put together as you do in my hospital pics. You and your daughter look so beautiful. Congratulations on your addition to your family.

  29. Jenny says:

    I LOVE this post. So sweet and so true! Well I mean I don't see it in myself at all but I totally know what you mean. My best friend has a daughter just two months younger than mine – I see it in her. Thanks for sharing this!

  30. Tears… "She is worry." Amen and amen. 🙂 this is beautiful!!

  31. Hey Christina! Better tell your BFF to get to blogging! I've been trying to convince Lauren to start blogging for months now and she just won't do it 😉

  32. Look at all of that blonde hair! #SITSBlogging

  33. Kelly Mock says:

    Congratulations to your friend! Her baby is so precious!

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