Every now and again I feel a little bit my age…it’s not too often since I’m still a giant kid at heart and have kids that keep me going every minute of the day.  But one of the moments I feel realize I’m 41 is when I see babies I once babysat having babies of their own.

Once upon a time, I babysat this young mother, Alexis, when she was a baby.  Over the years, she’s babysat my babies and is still my kids most favorite babysitter of all time…her and her younger sister.

There will never be enough words to describe was a remarkable young lady she is and always has been.  Alexis was born to be a mother. She has a mother heart for children and caring for others. She has the softest disposition, kind voice and cutest giggle.  A year ago she married a man that keeps proving is the man for her in all he provides to ensure she has all she and his daughters need.  I’m sure he had no doubts that he couldn’t find a better woman than Alexis and a more perfect stepmother for his daughter: she loves her as she was her own.

While I’ve always known Alexis to be calm, quiet, peaceful and sweet…I was sure I’d see a different side to her for her newborn session.  (giggling) Every mother knows what I’m talking about.  The postpartum hormones that can be sassy, unpredictable, test your patience and overwhelming.  It was also the first time I was in her home spending time with her and her family.  But I waited for those postpartum hormones to rear their ugly heads…I waited…waited…tried to read into a few moments…but nope.  There weren’t any signs of them…or maybe it’s just me that remembers those hormones and cries at the thought of experiencing them again.

After the session, I called her mother …who gifted her the session…to tell her how wonderful it was.  And then I asked her the big question…has she had any postpartum ugliness yet? Her mom giggled and told me no, that she is always that easy going and nothing really gets her moody.  Right then I said Alexis is a unicorn…a full blown real-life unicorn!  (giggling)  Alexis is truly beautiful inside and out.  And if you’re lucky enough to know her than all agree with me.

Motherhood looks beautiful on her and I couldn’t be happier to see her enjoying the days with her baby and daughter.

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