These First Few Days...

There's a reason why this little blog space has been so quiet around here these past few days.

You see.....
THIS happened:

On Thursday morning, I was birthed into being a Mama of this wee bitty baby girl...and for the past few days, the world has just kind of stopped spinning...or rather, it's just begun spinning circles around this little gift of wonder...and I have lost all track of time...
At some point, I'll share her story...Our story.

And at some point, I'll get to all that laundry...and maybe my garden...and that stack of growing dishes...
I'll change my blog name...and I'll take that shower.  I'll cook a meal...and I'll sweep that floor...
But, my own sweet Mama and Dad swooped down and scooped the three (very smitten) big brothers up and took them away for a few days - back to their house for some adventures...and camping...and fishing...and hot dog roasting.  Some four-wheeling...and treat eating...and movie watching...and Grampy and Grammy bonding time....

And I have been left with strict instructions to rest and to SAVOR....
So...while part of me feels like something (some three things, actually) is missing...another part of me is so very thankful for these few days to really bond and truly savor this little one in a way that I wouldn't have been able to do otherwise.

And so that's what I've been doing.
Drinking in.
Looking long.
Holding close.
Listening and learning...
Stubborn little feet that would NOT cooperate...
Savoring this intensely feisty little bit of pink...
Taking naps with her...
Rocking her close.
Memorizing her smell.
Knowing those movements that were once within me...
Enjoying these few moments alone.

With a body tired, but a heart that is full to bursting...
With hands so very full, holding a gift that no words can express...

And feeling so very thankful.


8 comments:

Rachel said...

beautiful pictures, again, so happy for you!!

Jeff and Meg said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

Emily said...

Welcome home Amy and savor these special moments. :)

Sennie said...

Congratulations!!!! So happy for you and your family<3

Angelica said...

wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!! xooxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

So great to see the pictures! She's a beauty! Such a precious time in life...and a great gift to have some alone time with her--it might be the last time for a long while...:-) Love you! Rachel

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Amy I know you did the hard work but I want to let my buddy Kev know from experience he will love having a "little princess" in the house. Daddy dates and tea parties rock!
- Your long lost friends

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!

And, I like the new name of your blog!

Debby B.