Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Counting Fingers


I sat and held my baby for hours yesterday. Hours and hours. I closed my eyes and soaked in his warmth as he snuggled against my chest. I breathed him in and smelled that baby smell. I rubbed my cheek against his soft baby hair. I kissed him, I nuzzled him, I squeezed him.

I watched him sleep and laughed at all the funny faces and noises he makes.

I marveled.


I counted all his fingers and kissed them one by one.


Of all the things I've done in my life, nothing has come close.

This little miracle is my greatest accomplishment.


  1. my Judah is 19 months and I still have those same moments of complete wonder. I am looking forward to a life time of them. this whole being a mom thing is pretty much awesome.

    you have such sweet pictures. I am happy you are enjoying your little man.

  2. oh my friend i completely completely COMPLETELY understand!! 2.5 years later, I still hold my midge like he's that tiny baby that changed my life. I still crawl into this room when he's fast asleep and watch him thinking "do i risk kissing him and waking him?....yes!" it just goes so fast! Keep soaking all of him up!

  3. Awww, he's so precious. I keep checking your updates but have been too crazy busy to comment or post myself. Every evening I hold my baby up when hubby gets home from work and I tell him "This is what I accomplished today!"

  4. Soak it all IN girlfriend, before you know it, they are squirming away as you try to hug them because they are too busy doing stuff! LOL

  5. So cute!!! luvuallbye

  6. The best thing EVER!!! and it never ends you will always feel the same way you do about him...isn't that amazing! he is so darn cute, I don't know how you don't spend hours watching him, and listening and kissing his sweet head! xo

  7. So sweet! We are celebrating my first baby's 9th birthday today... I still remember holding my son and experiencing exactly what you have just described in this post. Happy 9th Birthday to my baby Ryder :) *He still likes to be called my baby and still snuggles, I gotta enjoy that while it lasts*

  8. He is just the cutest!!! So glad you are loving every second!! You're such a good momma. ♥

  9. Miraculous little marvels they are. The newborn stage might be hard work, but it's gone before you know it.

  10. And once again I'm crying happy tears from your blog posts. I love cuddling with my friends' little babies and my niece and nephew. I can't begin to imagine how amazing it will be to cuddle my own one day.

  11. Oh my goodness! I've been away from blogging for a while as I am prone to do, and I get here and see little Peanut...you did good, girl! Oh, he is absolutely precious! And, sidenote, I love the fabric on your changing pad - so cute! Drink in this newborn phase - it is over before you know it, and later, when you think about it, it all seems so hazy...lack of sleep, sore boobs, and sore bottoms will do that to you. Maybe lack of sleep causing you to forget all the physical pain is the only reason there are ever any second-born children!

    It sounds like you are struggling with breastfeeding - I've been there. My Lord, that has got to be the hardest thing I have ever done - at least when I gave birth I had drugs, but breastfeeding - nada! I was not like a breastfeeding chearleader by any means, but looking back, it is some of the best memories I've got. Hang in there. I remember someone telling me the first 2 months are the hardest, and after that it gets easier. I wanted to cry because 2 months sounded like an eternity! But I think they were right - one day it just stopped hurting, he was able to latch on, and everything just worked the way it should. I'm sure they have breastfeeding consultants in the hospital (breast nazis and titty wrenchers as I affectionately call them!) but don't be afraid to call them and get their help. I don't think I would've made it without their um, wrenching.

    Congrats again on that precious little Peanut. Sleep when he sleeps and smell his head and kiss his neck for me...oh, how I love newborns!

  12. Awww...he is just too precious! I love to hear that you're cherishing every moment with him. Every single day gets more amazing with a child at every stage and age if you take the time to soak it up (at least up to age eleven. That's as old as I can personally vouch for.☺)
    I hope you're starting to feel a little more rested and relaxed.
    ☺ Celeste

  13. He is and always will be. Believe me, I know. Mine is 16 yrs. old and the feeling never goes away.


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