Sunday, January 31, 2010

On newborns: You forget....

Since the birth of Grace....I find myself saying in my head a lot of the time "You forget...." followed by something that I 'forgot' about since having Parker as a newborn.

  • You forget about the sleepless nights...
  • You forget about just how many diapers you go through in a day (seriously....you really do forget this!! ;) ....
  • You forget about how your laundry seems to double....
  • You forget about how long it takes for the surgical tape residue to come off of your skin (12 days and counting...)....
  • You forget how easy it is to fall asleep sitting up (I've even found myself dosing while just blinking my eyes!!)....
  • You forget that, although these days are rough, they are numbered....so you remind yourself of this so that you can enjoy this short time with them so little....
  • You forget how helpless they are and how they depend on you for every little thing....
  • You forget how irregular their breathing pattern is....
  • You forget the funny noises they make while they are sleeping....
  • You forget how wobbly they are....
  • You forget how soft their skin is....
  • You forget how good they smell...
  • You forget how little they are....
  • You forget just how sweet they really are....
  • You forget what life was like before them....

And oddly enough....you are reminded, yet again, how amazing the miracle of life is.

4 comments:

Jodie said...

So true Marla. You do forget, but it is so nice to be reminded. What a blessing!

Brandi said...

Beautiful post and BEAUTIFUL baby! I've decided I want another one, hubby doesn't know yet;)

Kristin said...

You do forget those things.... even when they are only 9 months old.. you forget!!

LOVE the picture!

Viv said...

Beautiful picture! What a blessing!

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