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photo 2-2 photo 3 photo 5And my favorite of all time, this one:

photo 4The crazy exhaustion of keeping up with this little force of nature, the waking up in the middle of the night, the picking up mashed food off the floor 3 times a day, the relentless and unending trying to keep him from pulling everything off every surface and out of every drawer, and everything else that is challenging about this phase of motherhood pales in comparison to these moments when he takes my head in his hands and reaches up and kisses my whole face with his mouth wide open.