All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

The Monday Snapshot… How Much Longer?


How much longer is he going to reach for my hand like this, so willingly, for help?  I couldn’t help but wonder that as I felt compelled to snap this quickly last week.


This is my contribution to the Monday Snapshot at PAIL.  Go and check it out!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

16 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot… How Much Longer?

  1. Awww stop, you are going to make me cry! Tell them to stop growing up. I want the ‘asking for help’ hand forever!!! :*(

  2. I think about this too as Miss E already refuses to hold my hand so much of the time 🙂

  3. Raegan has already reached the point where she doesn’t want to hold my hand for anything. I try, but she squirms away as soon as she can. This is a beautiful picture and totally made me tear up….they’re growing up so fast!!!

    • Oh – my heart hurts for you! I cannot even imagine! He refuses me when he doesn’t want to be contained, but for the most part, he still likes help from Mom. It’s especially sweet when he reaches up for my hand and says, “Mom!”

  4. So sweet. And this is why I blog- so we don’t forget it when it’s over 🙂

    • Me too! I wanted to use this as my favorite thing the day it happened, and then forgot about it! Going through the photos from last week, I was reminded of it. Blogging is wonderful for this (and many other things!)!

  5. Bless him!

    Are we able to have an update on where you are at with B2?

    • Do you mean the new baby? We’re delivering via c-section on June 25! We think he’s named… Bryson. But B has expressed interest in the last few days in changing it. Ugh.

      • yes! I was thinking how close you must be but I didn’t know what date baby would be coming. How exciting, that really isn’t that far away. How are you feeling?

      • Well, I feel great in the morning but tired at night. The doctor said that the second pregnancy would be harder on me physically, because second pregnancies are always harder since things are stretched out already . I didn’t believe him. I should have 😉 I have had round ligament pain 3 times (which sounds like nothing!) which I never had with Matthew – and it was debilitating. I have awful heartburn, but that’s normal for me and pregnancy. HA! And I have this weird large spot on my right ribs that feels like a severe sunburn all the time. Had it with Matthew too. Dr. H says it happens to 5% of pregnant women. So strange.

        Besides those few things, I’m feeling great! I can’t really complain because besides the round ligament pain, I feel just like I did with Matthew and that was pretty darned good! The nurse told me today that I’m getting around super well for as far along as I am, and I was shocked because I feel so SLOW 😉

        It isn’t that far away, and we are making progress but not quickly enough.

        It’s sweet of you to ask!

      • That’s great – well not about the round ligament pain but good that you are doing well (for a little heffa ha ha).

        You are lucky that you do pregnancy well, I dread getting pregnant again because even though technically speaking there was nothing wrong with me I just dont seem to glow 😉

      • Changing the name?? Are you sharing what his new idea(s) are??

  6. Chloe has been really good about holding my hand lately and I’ll gladly soak it up as long as I can!! Cute picture!

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