How many of you have a special story behind your profile picture? I'm sure we all do. After all we selected a particular photo to represent who we are. Today, I'd like to share my profile picture story. I'll hope that you will share your story too!
First off, I'll share the bigger picture since all that you would normally see is a thumbnail version. This photo was taken on September 18, 2010 at the San Diego Zoo. At the time, my husband & I were 3 month old parents. We were a brand spanking new mommy & daddy duo to an angel of a child. He never cried much and the times that he did - he was very easily soothed. We were lucky and we knew it.
I like the "calm" that I feel when I see this picture and remember this day. Though I was very tired and suffered from sleep deprivation, as new parents do, I was a relaxed new mommy with a supportive husband. This cleared the way of any "new mommy" anxieties. My maternal instincts kicked in very strongly. I felt confident in mothering our baby. I'm glad that my husband caught this new mommy moment. Baby & I were relaxed, it was a beautiful day, and his daddy & I loved our family outing. Prior to our visit to the Zoo that day, I had never seen such a sea of strollers. Though much of the time I "wore" our son in a SleepyWrap: WE too were there with our stroller. The place was all abuzz with family. We were a part of that buzz. WE too were now a Family.
- The sunglasses (which I have misplaced & been searching for since our Hawaii trip) hid my super tired eyes.
- Baby's Outfit: I hope that one day my son forgives me for putting him in that silly green & white striped ensemble. In my defense: I had to shield his delicate baby skin from the San Diego Sunshine didn't I? This was one of the few outfits that came with a hat that was his size at the time.
- You can see our son's little dimple & his content expression on his little baby face.
- Yes, I am actually wearing a little lipstick! Much of my new mom moments did not include any form of make-up use.