Thursday, September 27, 2012

"You were made for this."



two things i've learned so far :

to keep calm during the fussy moments (oh those first hit or miss days of breastfeeding. i don't even wanna talk about the night my milk came in) because after the crying passes {for both of us}, the beautiful face you helped create? sleeping peacefully because you comforted her... the sweetest reminder that you're a mama.

that i can't change her diaper without kissing those toe toes. how she has her papa's chicken legs and pale skin.



you know when you read something you needed to hear that it brings you to tears? i have to share something i read that really spoke to me as a new mama:

"Trust your instincts. You might not think you know what you're doing, but I promise you do.

Expect that it will hurt, expect that it will be hard, and expect that you can do it anyway. You're a rockstar, after all. You were made for this.

Cherish those first few days. They are straight up magic."



17 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

I love that first picture that you sent me. She looks so beautiful and really not like a newborn at all! So pretty and sweet. I can't believe I have to wait four months to hold her!

Easton wife said...

LOVE this.

nancy said...

I'm not even a Mum and this gave me goosebumps! what a beautiful baby girl you have :)

Keiko said...

you were :)

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Pictures of little Felix bring back such memories on my little ones. They grow up too fast - and I know everyone will tell you this but it is so very very true!

Curves of Life said...

You will do wonderful. You come from such a loving family you will know exactly what to do. Totally off topic, thank you for giving me courage to blog myself. This is a first for me!

Love you can't wait to hug you and Felix!

Jo said...

she is adorable! and you are such a wonderful mama! i really do believe that you were made for this.
xox

April said...

I love you. I love you. I love you.

CarrieMarie said...

so adorable! you, chip, felix, marzipan, your mama, your papa, your entire family... LOL i couldn't leave anyone out because i've been catching up w/ the blogs & the pictures & the love & it's all just... it makes me smile. YOU make me smile! *HUGS*

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

They *are* straight up magic. Your little baby is just beautiful; she reminds me of all those nights of walking up and down, rocking mine to sleep, singing lullabies. Have you heard "Baby Mine" by Alison Krauss? I think you will like it :)

ginanorma said...

You are doing so wonderful! She's so dang adorable, you are so right, it's hard to keep calm during those moments, but you've got it right girl--and remember in the times that you might not stay calm or when you feel frustrated, to be gentle with yourself, you are only human, and that will happen from time to time, so take it easy on yourself.
Glad things are going well!
xo

Lottie Simm said...

you sounds like you are doing so well :)

and i loved that post by natalie and have bookmarked it so i can remember it when i am finding it hard.

Lauryn said...

This post gave me goosebumps! And that beautiful little face is breath-taking :)

You're right, you were made to do this! <3

undomestic chica said...

Cherish this new baby time. Before you know it, they're still little, but they've filled out and don't have the newborn softness anymore. And when they fill out? Their little pillow feet and rubberband wrists are adorable.

Christina Monique said...

Seriously brought me to tears, as a mother we will forever wonder are "did I do the right thing" it's so awesome to actually hear from their little voices how much we mean to them as mommy. You have come such a long way over the past year and I love the way you look and talk about being a mommy. Felix is surrounded by so much love. See you soon xoxo

Claire said...

she is so cute and teeny :) hope you gave her the hug i sent on your voice mail :)

Justina F. Lee said...

What a beautiful post, and a beautiful baby girl.

Those first few days must be rewarding!

Just found your blog and love.
+followed!

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