Thursday, September 10, 2009

My New Life



And I must say, I do love it. I was totally expecting to be overwhelmed and wishing these early days away. I was overwhelmed with the twins' early days and the constant 'round the clock feedings. This time? I guess I'm armed with the most helpful tool I could have... experience. I know that the middle of the night feedings will come to an end. I know that the 'round the clock care will come to an end. I know that the evening fussiness will come to an end. I know that the unpredictability of everyday will come to an end.

Other things I know? I know that this tiny, beautiful, little baby girl is just days shy of being a month old. I know that this first month has flown by already. I know that she's almost two pounds heavier and at least an inch taller than the day she was born. I know that she's already growing out of her newborn diapers and clothes and some of her 0-3 month clothes. I know that her legs are growing chunky and cheeks plumper. I know that she's already giving more sleep at night. I know that the breastfeeding woes that I experienced in the early days have passed.

The single most important thing I know? Piper is my last baby. This will all be over in a blink of an eye. So, no matter how tired I am or frazzled I can become, I'm trying to savor every sweet moment of it. These tiny baby feet are growing with each passing day and I know it won't be long before I look back at this photo and wonder where the time has gone.

2 comments:

AET said...

Beautiful.

The Roses said...

Oh, so sweet - tears swelling in my eyes. There is something so poignant about knowing it will be your last. Savor every moment!