Wednesday, October 1, 2008

that's my girl

This picture makes me laugh. This is the reality of a newborn. Yes, they smell good & are sweet to hold & snuggle. And the sounds they make are tough to beat.
I could post a picture of this precious angel sleeping soundly on her daddy's chest or snuggly curled up in my arms......but this, my friends, is my kid. This is my kid in the middle of the night when you are sleeping comfortably in your beds (except for you, Ashley whose kid probably looks like this at 3am). People talk about the adrenaline rush that comes when you are in pain or in harm's way - the ability to like lift a car or something. Well, there's a similar phenomenon that happens in regards to having children. There are just things that we don't accurately remember - morning sickness for me seems like such a manageable thing just days after it ends. And it's not until that 1st real contraction comes that I remember the pain of labor. And so it is with sleepless nights.....I knew they were coming, I know in my head that it's painful.....but I did not fully remember just what it was like.
And as crazy as it sounds.....I love every minute of it :).
And it may be that I come back & edit this post tonight.......and I fully give myself the grace to do that. In the meantime, you can pray either that I truly cherish this middle of the night time with my girl OR that she would just start sleeping. Or both.
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1 comment:

Ashleigh said...

i love this post. i've already heard myself saying i want another baby... how do we forget how UN-manageable "morning"(HA!) sickness is?????? I guess everything seems manageable when you get to look at such a sweet little face everyday.