Sunday, April 19, 2009

Slumber, originally uploaded by Mellahaney.

Someday soon, there will be first steps, first falls. There will be piggy-back rides and father-son wrestling. There will be tag and catch and games of hide-and-seek played beneath the soft blankets of our bed or peeking out at the world from the crack behind the door.

There will be skinned-knees and grass stained clothes, bugs in jars, mud pies, bicycles, little league, bus stops, backpacks and book covers. The world will not wait.

But this morning, there is only this. And it's all my heart can hold.

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Friday, April 17, 2009
Where We Are
It's 9:18 in the morning. It's a strange morning for me, realizing where we are, where we were and where we were supposed to be, at this moment in time.

Exactly one week ago at this moment, I was giving birth.

Today, I am listening to the sounds of Veggie Tales singing to my two older children in the living room and the gentle breathing of my newborn beside me on the bed.

Where I should be, is still fully pregnant and enjoying the final days of my family of four with the beginning of my time off from work.

Best laid plans, I suppose.

The adjustment is going well for us (knock on wood) - Lila, whom I feared would be envious, has been anything but.

I'm going to call him Sweetie Pie, she told me yesterday, grinning over his cradle.

The Boss has been helpful, both with the baby, and with his sister (who has a cold and needs constant nose wiping and hand sanitizing.)

It occurred to me last night that there are entire stories of happenings here that I haven't posted here. This bothers me, only in that this has essentially been my journal of motherhood. It's where I've been able to come with the scraps at the end of my day and make something beautiful, even if only for myself.

Knowing how fast it all goes, how quickly a week, a month, a year, can pass - I wonder, how many small moments have I neglected to keep for myself here, or anywhere? Or perhaps, because this is a fruitless question, the better one to ask is - how many will I capture in the days and weeks and months to come?

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Happy Tax Day Folks!

Friday, April 10, 2009
Asher's Arrival

More to come...