June, the month we became 3.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

Winnie the Pooh

June will always be special to me, because it’s the month we became 3. It was no longer me and braden, or braden and I, but us. The Watkins – William, Braden, and I.
I love these pictures because they show how much William has changed our lives. He’s made life happier and more exciting. He’s helped Braden and I go back to the basics of being present with each other, singing during bath time, and reading bed-time stories. He’s brought us together in new ways; waking up for his middle-of-the-night feeds, debating which is the right way of swaddling, and laughing when he makes new faces we’ve never seen him make before.
These pictures were taken only two weeks after William was born. I love looking back on them and remembering how little he was. He’s already grown and changed so much in two months. I thought the change from newborn to baby would make me sad and nostalgic, but it actually hasn’t. I’m loving the phase he’s in right now. The way he smiles, coos, and interacts with us now is so fulfilling. It makes my job as his mom easy and so so soooo worth it. I can’t imagine going back to life before William’s smiles and laughs.

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