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The Greatest Moments - Raising Babies Edition

In the spirit of starting the new year on a positive note and in celebration of the birth of my adorable son Hudson Horner, I compiled a the Greatest Moments of raising babies. In a sea of articles about how to parent, how hard motherhood is and the extra mental load we all endured; an outsider may wonder why we even bother. Although it is a role that challenges and pushes you in many different ways - there is a reason we keep doing it (and not only for the glass of red wine awaiting you after the kids go to bed ;) ). We all know what a special time it is and I’d like to vow to talk about it more. In all their newness, babies are so precious; they can make any heart swoon and turn even the most serious person into a babbling buffoon. Here are some of my sweetest moments:  

  • Their Intoxicating smell
  • Late night snuggles after everyone has gone to bed and it’s just you and your peanut
Baby Snuggles
  • The cute robot like movement they make as they discover their limbs
  • Their never ending fascination with Peakaboo
  • Their big, beautiful eyes
Baby Big Blue Eyes
  • How they lock eyes with you while feeding
  • Baby giggles
  • When they crane their neck as far as they can when mama enters the room
  • The heat they emit when they fall asleep on your chest
Baby Sleeping on Chest
  • Milk comas
  • Their infatuation with lullabies; a powerful calming sound to any babies ear
  • That moment after bath when they are clean and smell divine
  • All the tiny clothes
  • Gummy smiles
Baby Smiles
  • Watching the world through their eyes - where everything is illuminated and magical
  • Open mouth kisses
  • The way they hold your finger with all their might
Baby Holding Finger
  • The slow days
  • Bath splashes
  • Sleeping with their hands up
  • The furrow in their brow just before they let out the tiniest cry
  • How they love to hear you sing, even if you haven’t sang in years and only sing for them
  • 10 little toes and 10 little fingers
Baby 10 fingers 10 toes
  • Baby yawns (ahhh)
  • The way they instantly calm down when you pick them up (Mom superpowers!)
  • Little baby burritos in their swaddles
  • The daydreams and anticipation of the years and milestones ahead with your little one

These are some of the little moments moms are thinking about when (despite our potentially long complaints) we tell you it’s not just worth it, but greater than we could have imagined.  There are so many more great moments that make our hearts jump - please comment and share below with yours!

- Veronica

MAIA MODA Co-Founder



  • Sylvie

    They are so so precious

  • kay tetley

    Veronica, what a wonderful article! Loved every word……remember all those feelings… being a Nana SO MUCH….thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos and words………….kay

  • Michael

    Great article ! It’s all about being GRATEFUL
    We all need to take time to notice.
    As a Grand Parent I notice these and every little change when ever I get time with them. It is so different as a grandparent we can and should take time to notice and enjoy their growth, life is amazing if we only pay attention to the small learning experiences we all can enjoy?

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