08 August 2012

5 things not to forget.

i haven't the time to upload a photo. am sure you'll understand. i've been taking hundreds however. of benji looking at seth. of seth looking up at me; yawning, sleeping, crying. instead i'll jot the thoughts i've been musing over as i look into his little face during the wee hours of the morning.

01. i love the wrinkles, the creases, the baby chub (his, not mine). his fine smooth skin as soft as silk. my finger glides over his little cheeks like a shooting star slipping through the milky way.

02. speaking of the milky way. i love the drunken expressions of a nursing baby. they smile before they even know about smiling. eyebrows up, eyes closed, and a crooked wide-mouthed smile that lasts only a moment, if you're lucky enough to be looking. thank you, mom, it says to me. at four a.m. there is no place i'd rather be.

03. the ease of calming him makes my heart aflutter. i know not all newborns are as easy to figure out. but this one is pretty simple (knock on wood); eat, diaper, swaddle, sleep. repeat. i've never been good at math, but babies are my favorite equation to figure out.

04. time stands still for awhile. it's refreshing not thinking about much else than my home and my family. i've put everything else on the back burner (i realize how lucky i am to be able to do so!). many sweet friends have come to take benji on playdates, bring us meals and dan has been my knight in shining armor with everything inbetween. i have a simple job to do; recover and rock this baby. i am relishing the small moments; opening the mail, feeding seth, storytime and naps with the boys. life is golden and slow right now.

05. babies know heaven. and they bring it right into your house. inbetween the cries and the sleepiness, the pains of child birthing and the newness of a newborn's schedule, if you focus in... you can feel heaven right in your arms. it's the best thing there is.

thank you for all the congrats and expressions of excitement and love. 

13 comments:

holtkamp said...

this is the best post! babies and their milky mouths just know how to melt a mom's heart. hope your recovery is going well!

Jenny said...

So beautifully expressed and written so poignantly! Lovely...enjoy that new baby :)

Martha said...

Falling in love with a baby is so magical! Thanks for sharing :)

Amanda said...

Smiling right now :) Beautiful, Marta.

Audrey said...

Oh Marta, how lovely....you're making me want a third. I may have to stop reading!!! Ha! Really, such a nice post and I already miss those days even though I was there only a year ago.... Glad Seth is doing well.

katherine said...

marta! what a beautiful post. i am due with my third and last baby this winter, and reading this gets me more excited for our baby to arrive, and is a reminder to me to not take things for granted and write down those tender moments! thanks for sharing! congratulations to you!!

whit said...

I love this Mart!! So true. Thanks for walking down those stairs of yours and sharing this...love it.

gina bina said...

Hooray for baby Seth! So fun to read about your new baby thoughts. It is MAGIC I tell ya!

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Anjanette said...

Marta, Love this post! My baby boy is just nine months old and I had been beginning to forget many of these things. Some of those very new moments I cannot get back *snif snif* but it really reminds me to cherish and relish every baby moment I have left! :) Thanks!!

molly said...

congratulations! xo

Amy said...

Lovely. :)

Katy said...

Reading your post made me want a second child. Better get convincing my husband! Congrats. He's beautiful.

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