My Baby Daddy


Often times lately, I've felt overwhelmed with love
from our friends & family
during the start of our little family.

Other times, I feel so tired from crazy newborn sleep
that the world around me seems a bit like a blur.

And, maybe more than I'd like to admit,
I feel like pulling the curtains closed
and crying my eyes out.

But amidst all the up & downs,
I'm constantly finding myself on the high 
watching Tyler become a dad to my baby girl.




Even though you've probably heard it a thousand times
from a thousand other girls, 
I'm going to say it again:

Watching your man love your baby
is one of the most attractive things he'll ever do.


Check out that sexy baby-wearing-man at the Oxford v. Cambridge Boat Race.

You heart will inflate so big
you might worry it will pop out of your body
and land on the pile of baby clothes 
sitting on the couch cushion next to you
waiting for two free hands to fold it.


Weekend stroll through Notting Hill

You'll stop & stare all googley-eyed at them
and feel like you are the luckiest girl in the world. 


Just a few days old eating dinner at the Prince Bonaparte Pub

Because even though he may be showering another person
 with his love & attention
and giving up a piece of his heart to them...

...you'll also kinda feel like 
he couldn't show his love to you in a better way.



*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy
*instagram username: aspiringkennedy

66 comments:

  1. Aww that is so precious. It never gets old...watching your husband with your kids. I still get choked up. Such precious photos Lauren.
    x
    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

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  2. Crying a little bit...cuz I know exactly what you mean:) So happy you get to do this whole parent thing along your best friend. You will need their emotional stability to lean on when you feel like you just became that crazy lady that just gave birth;)

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  3. That last photo that caught you smiling at your two loves is the absolute sweetest.

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  4. you put it so well. in love with another woman that you both created.
    how weird does that sound?
    pve

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  5. Cue sobbing. I get emotional seeing the way M interacts with our dogs; I'll be a total wreck when it's our babies!

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  6. so sweet, you two are going to be great parents.

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  7. I think this is one of the most beautiful posts I've ever read.

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  8. Gosh just write a book already! Seriously. Tears comin down these cheeks.

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  9. ugh Lauren. this made my ovaries cry. MUST.MAKE.STEPHEN.A.DADDY.ASAP

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  10. Totally made me cry. "Because even though he may be showering another person
    with his love & attention and giving up a piece of his heart to them...you'll also kinda feel like he couldn't show his love to you in a better way." Exactly. I've never found the right words, but you just described perfectly.
    Aren't post pregnancy hormones just grand? Girl, cry all you need. You have more reason than the rest of us to just let it all out. Give yourself some grace to close the curtains when you need a moment.

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  11. So sweet. Possibly my most favorite post ever. You guys look so happy :) xx

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  12. what a beautiful post! so happy for you and your sweet little family!

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  13. Beautiful. I love this little post and i cannot imagine what it will be like when we have our own!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! I have no words... just love! :)

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  15. My heart is happy just looking at all this pictures. Honestly, there is nothing sexier than a man with his baby. Such beautiful photos! I especially love that last one. XO!

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  16. This is beautiful, Lauren! :) I cannot wait to see how my hubby is with our little one once she/he is here. We visited some friends last weekend who have a baby girl and he sat her on his lap and was holding her, talking to her-it just melted my heart. So precious!

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  17. I don't think love could be described better:)

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  18. So true and now I'm all teared up. That last picture is just exploding with love!

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  19. I can't wait to experience that with my husband. We've been trying to get pregnant for well over a year at this point, and one of the things that gets me through the frustration is knowing that one day my husband will have a baby to adore like that. It is beautiful watching any new dad (or dad in general) dote on their little one. Precious!

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  20. This post made me tear up! So sweet!

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  21. Wow!!!!
    You're such a good family!!!

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  22. that was just. so. sweet. :) brimming with happiness for you!

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  23. So true. Nothing is sweeter than a papa taking care of his sweet bundle of joy.
    I was always so grateful for my husband when my daughter was a baby. Just watching them could melt my exhausted heart.
    So sweet!

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  24. Oh man. This was beautiful, so so beautiful. I do hear it all the time. I can't wait to experience that type of love some day :)

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  25. This was so beautiful. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  26. Couldn't have been said better! That is all so true and amazing! Enjoy the ride. :)

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  27. Sobbing at my computer. This is just the sweetest post ever.

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  28. Ah Lauren, you had me in tears over this one. Such beautiful words and such beautiful pictures. There is nothing more awe inspiring as watching a daddy with his child...especially when said child is a little girl. Blessings to you and your family. Thank you for letting all of us be a small part of it.

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  29. Oh this is so sweet. I melt a little watching my husband with our puppy, I can't imagine how I will feel actually seeing him with our children.

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  30. Oh my gosh..This is so so sweet!

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  31. And I just started crying. Crazy pregnancy hormones! What a sweet post. I agree with Molly, I love seeing my husband w/the dog & can't imagine what this fall is going to be like. Probably blubbering a lot, as I'm already doing that for other people's husbands I've never met :)

    So cute!

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  32. Ahhh! Congratulations! I am just getting caught up with your blog-when did you have baby girl? what is her name? how is it going?? How do you feel? I guess I will read through your blog and try to answer my own questions :D
    Chloe is four months now (can't believe it!) Life changing, huh??

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  33. Beyond adorable. I thought my heart was going to burst just reading this! The last picture just melts my heart - the love showing from both of you is just too much to handle!!

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  34. I couldn't agree more!
    You guys make such a lovely trio. Your words and photos truly emanate the incredible love you all have for each other. Beautiful!
    xoxo

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  35. You said this perfectly! I feel the exact same way seeing my husband with our little guy. I knew he would be a wonderful dad --- but he has blown away all my expectations. SO much love

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  36. How wonderful! I can't wait to feel the same thing one day! Your baby girl is beautiful and is giving me baby fever :)

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  37. Big T, Big T, Big T. I knew there was a lot of love in that room.

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  38. This is a beautiful post, and melts my heart to see that picture of you three at the pub. you can see the love!

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  39. Honest, beautiful words about love. Thank you for sharing. xx

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  40. These pictures are absolutely heartmelting - I bet your heart is already putty by now!

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  41. This is so sweet, Lauren! Love seeing you all so happy together. Enjoy these moments. :)

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  42. So sweet & beautiful! Tearing up a bit, can't wait to experience those feelings of my own. Thank you for posting, you are truly inspirational.

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  43. so, so, so sweet. can't wait to see my man love our daughter

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  44. This is so lovely- you two clearly have such a strong relationship. xx

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  45. There is no doubt in my mind that Tyler is an amazing guy....and will be an absolutely dream of a father!! I know there are days that are much harder than others. But, I feel comforted to know that Tyler is there by your side.

    Big hugs!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  46. This is so sweet, can't wait for those days :)

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  47. This is one of the sweetest posts there is. I've heard there's nothing like seeing your husband love on your new baby and its something I look forward to witnessing, myself.
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  48. It's so true. It's honestly one of the most moving parts about becoming a parent. It gets better and better too. :)

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  49. I'm experiencing the same thing with my guy. Watching him take care of this baby girl the last 5 weeks made me love him more than I knew I could. I think my new overwhelming love for him caught me more off guard than how I much I could love this new little person.

    Memoirs & Mochas

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  50. So so so sweet. Y'all have a love that is true and strong. I know that both of your emotions have probably been overwhelming in the past several weeks due to the down-up nature of your situation, but I am so happy to see you all going out of the house and doing "normal" things. The Oxford-Cambridge boat races I bet were fun!

    Question - have you been BF-ing? And does beer really help? Wondering if wine has the same effects! My Mom "can't remember" so I am just curious.

    XOXO

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  51. What a lovely post! So happy for you and your little family!

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  52. Your posts about V and Tyler kill me...you are so eloquent in expressing those real feelings and emotions. I totally agree...no one, not even grandparents, can love your babies the way your man can. It's enough to make sure the two of you never part.

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  53. "...you'll also kinda feel like he couldn't show his love to you in a better way." well said. I agree 100%!

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  54. New reader....first comment. This post was and is SO true!! We just had our third sweet baby 3 months ago and it never gets old watching my hubby love on them. I adore your blog and your outlook. Your writing is equal parts funny and sweet and you seem so authentic. We are currently living in Denver CO but are looking into relocating to the UK. My hubby is researching jobs as I type this...if were ever in the area (and I hope some day soon we will be) I would love to take you and your sweet babe out for coffee. :)

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  55. New reader...first comment. I just adored this post. So true!! We just had our third sweet baby 3 months ago (our oldest is 5 and middle is 3) and it never gets old watching my husband love on our littles. Makes me so happy! I absolutely adore your blog. Found you earlier and have been pouring over your past posts for the past few hours! We are currently living in Denver CO but are hoping to move to the UK soon. (Hubby is looking at jobs as we speak). Your posts are equal parts funny and real and authentic and sweet. If were ever in the area...and hopefully we will be one of these days...I'd love to take you and your sweet babe out to tea! :)

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  56. New reader....first comment. This post was and is SO true!! We just had our third sweet baby 3 months ago and it never gets old watching my hubby love on them. I adore your blog and your outlook. Your writing is equal parts funny and sweet and you seem so authentic. We are currently living in Denver CO but are looking into relocating to the UK. My hubby is researching jobs as I type this...if were ever in the area (and I hope some day soon we will be) I would love to take you and your sweet babe out for coffee. :)

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