Stunned. I am positively stunned. Even at the tender young age of 14 days old, Miss A knocked my socks off with her sweetness. Sleepy yet alert, snuggly yet engaged, she’s an absolute charmer. Thank you for spending time with me, little one!
Welcome to the world, baby girl!
Just over one year ago, our (extended) family had a new addition. My dear cousin had a baby girl, C, who made it a full house of great-grandchildren (three boys, two girls) for our grandparents. C’s first year of life has been so busy and eventful and a little bit noisy (wink), and it’s hard to believe that this sleepy little infant in this photo is the same sweetheart now bopping around her world with a fistful of Goldfish crackers.
Happy first birthday, C!
I’ve been positively buried in nostalgia lately. Our twin boys turned six years old (!!) this past week, and we’ve been reminiscing our heads off around here.
I’ve especially been reminded of how indescribably important it can be to have photos to jog your memories…but not just any photos, not just snapshots, but really great photographs that capture the spirit of the moment and can trigger previously forgotten senses. Things like those little noises they make while nursing, all that wonderful baby chub of their legs and arms and even hands, how perfectly perfect it felt to cradle them in your arms as they drifted off to sleep.
It turns out our boys are rather like the cobblers’ children and are seriously lacking in Good Photos of themselves as newborns, something I honestly may never get over and will spend the rest of my days regretting. That said, somehow, by the Grace of God, I was lucky enough to get this one noisy, grainy, poorly-lit but otherwise exactly what I wanted snapshot of the boys in the hospital, on their first day of life (perhaps even the first 12 hours of life).
They are significantly larger now, but they’re just as noisy and good at making messes today. And we love them just as much as we did the second we first met them.