20130128

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tonight while henny was falling asleep he told me for the very first time, in his sweet little toddler english, "i yuh you, mommy."

just like that, out of the blue. it was HUGE. it was like the earth stopped spinning and the room stood still and i just grinned like a loon. it made me so goofy the rest of the afternoon. and then i asked him to say it again. like, three times. the third time he kind of looked at me like, MOM.

to mark the occasion,
a photo of henny on the first day i said i love you
and a photo of henny on the first day he said it back.


your mama loves you too, ya turkey.

60 comments:

  1. awwwwwww adorable. so sweet. he is just so cute & getting so big

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  2. What a precious moment!

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  3. This made me eyes well up with tears! What a special moment. You're doing a beautiful job!!

    Xo
    Rachel

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  4. this is so so very sweet.
    remember those moments! :)

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  5. So magical! He really is growing up so fast. I've been reading this blog since shortly after he was born... it doesn't feel like it's been that long.

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  6. Ah! What a sweet little moment and memory. You go, mama. :)

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  7. oh man i'm dying. how special! i can't wait until my little guy can say it....but then again, it is so bittersweet!

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  8. Aaawww I love it when my boy says I love you to me too. Really makes my heart melt ♥

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  9. Okay, so, this post?

    KILLS ME DEAD.

    Sniff!

    And can I just say, I've seen that photo of you before from your (heartachingly beautiful) To Birth a Soul post and what strikes me every time is both how lovely you look, but also emotional and ecstatic at the same time.

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  11. That's the best - I can't wait to hear it from my little guy - you'll have to record that!!!!!

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  12. I remember so well when my daughter began to say that to me. And now she is about to turn 7. And you know what? IT STILL SLAYS ME EVERY TIME SHE SAYS IT. Every. Single. Time.

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  13. well sure, just make my heart swell up with love. no big deal at all. gah. okay i'll go tell my momma i love her now.

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  14. This is incredibly sweet! So much love between you two. xox

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  15. this just melted my heart. my little is almost 8 months old and the first time he said "mama" made me sooo sappy. I can't imagine to hear those 4 words from my baby! your babes sure loves his mama! and of course :)

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  16. way too cute! thanks for sharing

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  17. Aw Natalie that's so lovely.

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  18. oh my heart. I'm going to be a puddle of tears when the Bean says those three little (big) words to me! xoxo

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  19. Ah, what a wonderful moment! This is the best part about blogging - being able to look back in ten years and see exactly how it happened.

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  20. Such a lovely moment. I wish I'd done this the first time my little boy told me!

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  21. i've always loved that photo of you right after having him. and what a sweet memory to be able to recount (and it made me teary-eyed, too). i'm glad january is almost over, and i hope 2013 brings you everything you could dream of natalie.

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  22. this has made me tear so goodness kniws what i will be like when my baby girl says it back to me :)

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  23. it is really the best feeling. And heartbreaking, just like you say. Maybe even more so when you're hurting so much to have another little love that isn't such a big growing little man. But hold the good feeling in your heart Mama. My guy is a bit older, and we go back and forth saying "no no no, i love you to the moon and back and more more more!" it's quite a competition, really ;)

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  24. Oh, how much I love your blog. You are so inspiring and make me excited for motherhood one day. Thanks for sharing such intimate moments :)

    carlkatie.blogspot.com

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  25. So sweet! Breaking all kinds of milestones :)

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  26. This is such a gorgeous post. xx
    Katie
    http://www.mummydaddyandmememakesthree.co.uk

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  27. how wonderful! we had first steps over here this week. it is always so bitter sweet watching them grow.

    http://thislittlemum.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. This is beautiful. You two are so blessed to have one another. That picture of you holding him on his birthday is full of so much love!

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  29. Well my goodness, way to make me cry, Natalie. Your Henny is just the cutest. And I just love so much that I always feel like you two are the best of friends, what a splendid relationship.

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  30. toooo sweet. oh, how i wait for that day :)
    www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  31. You are so blessed. Your son is the cutest!

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  32. Gah, Huck is so sweet!! I bust a gasket every time my son says something so sincere.

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  33. This is just precious. Absolutely precious - and such a good idea to post the pics the way you did - love that!

    Kelley
    kdiaries.com

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  34. The best.

    Such a swirl of emotions. I like that your feelings were "proud and bitter." I sort of had my first "my baby is getting too big" moment last week. It was a stinging slap in the face. These 23 months have been a blur of her doing one amazing thing after another. I've been so in awe of her and it was all so exciting; but I woke her up from a nap the other day, and she was just sitting there, looking so big. I was choking on tears and terror of her being grown up all of a sudden.

    And yet. She was still the most amazing thing in the world, and everything she did that day and the next day was this incredible new discovery.

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  35. Oh my goodness.. how very special! He is growing up into such a thoughtful sweetheart. Good job Momma!

    And so good of you to mark this momentous occasion with photos.

    P.S. Really digging your little Vine clips!

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  36. Every once in a while, my husband and I will discuss whether we think our 9-month-old daughter really loves us or just depends on us or just thinks we are fun to be around. We've come to the conclusion that even though she can't voice it quite yet, we know she loves us. What a special moment for Huck to finally voice how he feels about his momma. Thanks for sharing this!

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  37. That is so sweet! I tear up a tiny bit everytime my lil tot says it too. I never want that to end.

    XOXO

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  38. oh, i love this post. so, so sweet! i've never really thought about that before - hearing it for the first time. i can't imagine how incredible that feels. thanks for sharing it with us. (:

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  39. Oh that's the sweetest! Good call on taking a picture and writing it down. Such a precious memory :)

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  40. Oh my goodness, I LOVE THIS POST! It is amazing, and so heartfelt. SO happy and sad for you. xo

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  41. I'm sure your heart has melted :]

    molly
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  42. Well now, THAT has to make your January just a little bit better. So precious.

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  43. Baha! He made the same facial expression in the last post as you did in the photo with baby Henry. I LOVE IT. :) I follow you guys (cause, ya know, you and Huck are so intertwined I include him, too) on Instagram and his big boy legs have been crushing my heart these last few weeks. It's seriously like I went to check my feed and *poof* the most adorably chubby toddler in NYC is now a strapping young lad, with long thin legs.

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  44. so sweet!! my daughter recently started saying i love you too and it kills me dead every single time! one of the best and most memorable moments to date!

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  45. Ohhhh.... you two made me tear up. Cutest.

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  46. GAH!!! yes!! can't wait for my little ones arrival/eventual chatter!

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  47. This has got to be the sweetest thing I have ever read! What a precious moment to have documented. Treasure it always :)
    xo TJ

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  48. he is so adorable, and this just too much sweetness. isn't it amazing how your heart doesn't just burst at moments like these?

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  49. Aww how sweet!! I can't wait...

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  50. also, this is the sweetest thing ever. and few things have made me hunger for motherhood like this post. looooooooooove.

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  51. Isn't that just the best feeling? I don't have kids, but I have nephews and gosh it just melts my little heart into a puddle whenever they say that to me. the. best.

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room

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  53. Oh! That is beautiful and made me verclempt. So sweet. My little guy just turned 2 on Sat and I'm feeling so many different emotions right now. Lots of sponataneous weepiness. I'm a big pile of mushy mama love.

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  54. this is my favorite post you ever wrote, ever. so beautiful.

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  55. Bravo! What a beautiful post! thank you for sharing! This is why I read your blog!

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  56. GAH!! They kill me! My little one is just shy of two and he's at that perfect snuggly can't get enough of mama love place and everyday it kills me!

    Toddlers! Love them SO MUCH!

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  57. This is so sweet and totally made me tear up. Can't wait for the day that I have a little babe of my own who says that to me!

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