Tuesday, May 26, 2009

anatomy of a sweet pea

A mother's perspective


I so want to remember these first few days. I don't ever want to forget how soft her cheeks are. How at times I can't even tell if I am touching them or not.

Let me always remember how I feel when she grasps my finger or coos contentedly after a bottle.

I hope that years down the road I will recall her sweet scent and the way her wispy little hair lays against her pink neck.

I can never forget the downy fur that covers her shoulders or the feeling of her quick little breaths when I hold her close.

I know that these days are fleeting. The boy no longer smells sweet. Most often he brings in the tangy smells of outside play and I have resorted to smoothing his hair and kissing his cheeks mostly while he sleeps. He is no longer a baby.

I have been blessed with another child and I'm trying so hard to hold on to these moments. Please Lord, help me remember.

14 comments:

Laura said...

You will remember. I promise you.

Now excuse me, while I go cry my eyes out, and pray so hard for you, your new baby, and that amazing birth mother...

and congratulations. She looks just like you. I swear.
She is yours.

Amyesq said...

AWWW!!! Am loving this!! What a gorgeous photo! Congratulations, April!

shellplusfour said...

You will never forget. Seen my kids these days? I STILL remember those things.

Darcie said...

Congratulations April she is beautiful....Looking at her makes me want my baby girl SO bad Ü

donab said...

I am so very very happy for you. And also happy for me that you are writing and posting photos here so I can share in all her sweetness from so far away...

Amy said...

She is such a sweet baby! The little gathering was so fun... I am glad I was able to pop in. Such a darling darling baby...

Corinne said...

..quick breaths as you hold her close...that is so precious and moving...what a wonderful time you are having...she is such a beautiful baby!

Kelly said...

She is beautiful April! My heart is FULL for you!! This is what makes life worth living:) CONGRATS!!! xoxo

Shelley said...

Whoa, look at those lips!! You can't buy that kind of perfection, gorgeous.

annie said...

Perfection! I love this post! You're writing is so wonderful. She is angelic. I love her sweet little lips! can't wait for more photos!

Niki :-) said...

precious!

Lisa said...

She is beautiful- I wish these infant-toddler stages could last twice as long- It just goes too fast.

tollestrupfamily said...

I wish I could remember all the moments but in all reality I can't remember what I wore yesterday. all in all it is the feeling that I get when I hold my kids whether they are babies or almost as tall as me. The feeling when you know there is not room enough in your physical body to hold all the emotion. Ah motherhood - I never knew it would be as good as it is.

You know me and how much I love babies so I have to admit that I am insanely jealous right now. Can I borrow her?

beesybeefiber said...

Oh my! She is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this precious moments with us!