She arrived five weeks ago today and I have to admit that I'm surprised.
Surprised by joy. Surprised by how much I adore her. Surprised by the pure wonder of the miracle of who she is...and who she will become.
I knew, of course, that I would enjoy the newborn stage. But I had forgotten how perfectly overwhelming my love would be, how calming it was to hold a baby - my baby - against my chest.
I just want to hold her close forever and ever because I know that all too soon she will be a toddler, then a little girl, then a teen, then a woman, then a (gulp) mother...
But for right now - here in this moment - she's my sweet newborn babe.
And I fully intend to savor every second.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go stare into her eyes.
...I'll be back later with articles, product reviews, and giveaways.
P.S. Even if you don't have a wee one in the house, I'd appreciate your thoughts (as always). I promise my themed weekends won't always be baby-related (In fact, the next 3 themed weekends are more "broad" in scope...), but I'm knee-deep in babyville right now so that's why I write what I do. Thanks for your patience.