What Mama’s Boys are Made Of

by Kortney Campbell on May 29, 2013

vegan-baby The other day, a family member (and mom of two boys) told me that she now knows why they say boys are made of “snakes and snails and puppy dog tails”. I always saw myself as the mom of boys. I grew up around them, wore their clothes and liked their games. Don’t get me wrong, I like pretty things, but I’m not too girly & like to get my hands dirty.

vegan-baby-1 When I was pregnant though, I was convinced I was having a girl and my outlook changed. We tend to stay pretty gender neutral in our house and will always let our kids be who they choose to be (rather than trying to shape them into someone society thinks they should be). However, with my hormones peaking, I went crazy. I thrifted the cutest vintage dresses and shoes, and dreamt about the bows I would put in her hair and the girly things I would do with her. We would go on picnics, pick flowers and I would start painting my nails just so we could do it together. When I found out I was having a boy, I debated still putting the dresses on him…they were just SO cute.

Baby-Swing-Ergo However, now that Judah is here, 7 months old, growing, crawling, standing, babbling, I could never imagine him as anything or anyone other than himself. No matter how gender neutral we keep things, he is a boy through and through. Squealing, screaming, into everything, dirty, crazy as hell and a boob man (for now at least)! The way he looks intriguingly at me when I speak is as if he is madly in love and I’m saying the most important thing in the world. I don’t have to wonder because I can literally feel how much he loves me and it melts my heart. I never knew I had so much love to give until he came along.

Flower This past week, after a walk with his Yaya, he came back inside holding a little yellow flower that most would call a weed. When he saw me, he smiled the biggest two-tooth grin, reached out for me and dropped the flower on my lap. It was perfect, just like him. I pressed it in a book and will show him one day when he has kids of his own just how much I’ve cherished everything he has touched since the day he was born.

Baby-Swing We’ve been in South Carolina visiting family for the past 10 days and just in that short span of time, he has become more of a little boy than a baby. Over the years, he will continue to change, grow, and develop into a little man and I’m looking forward to every minute & milestone. There is honestly nothing like having a little mama’s boy though & I hope he stays that way forever.

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

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    Xiomara kane May 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    thanks for the good cry! love you all!


    Aubre May 29, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    You’re tied (with my mom and Autumn, of course) for the best mom in the world.


    Deanna May 31, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Kortney, this is one of the sweetest most beautiful blogs I have ever read, you and Judah have a soul connection. I love seeing the purest love pour from both of you to each other, you are a fantisxally awesome mom and Judah….I can’t even put into words how marvelous he is and his YaYa loves you both so very much!


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