Friday, December 04, 2009

8 weeks

It has been 8 weeks since you came into the world my sweet Eden Elise. Those weeks have flown by and it really does seem like it was just yesterday that they placed you in my arms. I knew I loved JC so very much and I never thought I really could have more love to give, oh was I wrong.

These past weeks have been hard, memorable, loving and I am thankful. I never imagined that I would be a mother of two babies. I questioned if I still could handle an infant after 8 years. People were right, it all came back with ease.

There are nights where I bounce you for hours and other nights you fall quietly asleep in my arms. Nursing you has been one of the greatest joys. The sounds you make, they way you hold your hands, I will treasure it all.

You are a strong baby and I just know that you are going to be one tough little girl. After one week you held your head strong. These past few weeks I can feel your body becoming stronger, making you ready to hit more milestones soon. Not to mention that you are 8 weeks old wearing 3-6 month outfits because you are so long!

When you are sleepy you love classical music. If you are gassy I know that your vibrating chair will ease your pain. For weeks I watched your eyes focus on your surroundings. Watching you discover your hands at 2 weeks old was a sight to see. Now at 8 weeks old you grab for the toys on your bouncy chair. I just knew one day you were going to get that sweet little birdie you have had your eyes on!

I watch your daddy with you and I knew when I was pregnant just how special you were going to be for him. I was right. When your daddy holds you in just the right way, you become so much more comfortable. I think he finds great pleasure in telling me how to hold you in just the right way, his way.

In 8 weeks you have made your brother proud. He loves to hold you, quiet you and talk to you. In fact in the last 2 weeks you have begun to "talk" back and it makes all of our hearts melt. I still think you said I love you... The way your mouth and tongue try to speak and imitate pitches makes my heart swell. Oh I dream of the day you come running to me and say mommy. Until then, I 'll just continue to be thankful for my sweet baby and watch you grow as fast as you already are.

mommy loves her Eden Baby.

xoxo

15 comments:

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Beautiful! I love the way you are documenting all the special things that make Eden, Eden. So many things I was sure I wouldn't forget about my children, but those specific memories seem to fade as they grow. What a special reminder!

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

I love this but mostly I love your happiness. It's one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

Mimi's Toes said...

Awh! Such a precious post.

Corinne said...

So sweet, and those photos are adorable! What a precious little girl!

Erin said...

Amazing. I love you. And her.

Elaine A. said...

Oh the sweetness! She's just beautiful ny friend !

Kristen said...

I just found your blog and really loved this post. I am also a mother of two and appreciated this line: "I knew I loved JC so very much and I never thought I really could have more love to give, oh was I wrong." That was my fear exactly when pregnant with my second after being so completely in love with my first. But this is just another way that our love for our kids is so different from any other kind of love - the capacity for it to grow and accommodate is infinite, it seems.

april said...

Awww...I love this and she is beautiful!!

Mommy Mo said...

I love Eden's hair and I love this post and I love you!

Bacardi Mama said...

Eden is so beautiful and so lucky to have a mommy who loves her so much!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

So adorable. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous darling!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

It's going fast but in the best way. I still look at Ivy and DO pinch myself.

Steph

Courtney said...

The time flies when you are in love! I am so happy for you and i hope things continue to be blissfully intoxicating!

Marcela Beatty said...

Special! Love to read how happy you are!

SJ said...

While Eden Elise is absolutely precious and darling, and just about every other word you can come up with when you think 'little baby girl' I think your happiness is what I love the most about this post.

So sweet! She will grow up to be your best friend in the world, and will love you so much as her Mama.