I clearly remember the day we found out we were expecting a boy. I was twenty weeks pregnant, and Mike took the morning off from work to come with me to our scheduled ultrasound. On the way to Saint Agnes Hospital, we turned the classical music station on and Prokofiev‘s Peter and the Wolf was playing. Mike and I looked at each other with wide smiles, wondering if it was a sign we were having a boy. We found out I was pregnant on the feast of Saint Peter Claver, and I knew that if we had a boy his name would be Peter in honor of all the incredible Saint Peters in heaven!
I will never forget the incredible moments during that ultrasound. Mike and I held hands and saw Peter’s little limbs and watched his tiny movements on the screen in front of us. When the ultrasound technician told us “it’s a boy!” we looked at one another and wept with joy. We loved the little life growing inside me so much!
There is something so special about being a mother to a boy. It is such an honor to help teach and prepare a young boy to be a strong man and leader. Peter opened a corner of my heart that I never knew existed. I love being his mother! Last night I was talking to a dear friend and told her how much I love staying home with Peter to teach, nurture, guide, play, and love him! I have never felt more fully myself than in this vocation as wife and mother.
Mike took these pictures of Peter and me a couple weeks ago. They are my favorite pictures of the two of us and I will treasure them forever! I purchased these Adidas Superstar sneakers last year during the final weeks of my pregnancy when I was looking for extra comfort and support. When Peter started walking this past month, I was on the lookout for the perfect little sneakers for him! These infant Adidas Superstar shoes are the perfect fit! I look forward to the day I can match with our little girl (God-willing!), but in the meantime, Adidas is making all my mother-child matching dreams come true! It is so fun to match with Peter! Whenever we wear them together, we are always stopped by people who tell us how much they love seeing us matching. It warms my heart so much!