Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mornings with Mabel.

I tell myself...
She will only be 5 weeks old once.
Embrace this moment; this early morning moment with gratitude.
Carry her over your arm to sooth her achy belly and be grateful.
Take a look at your own 5 week postpartum body and don't be achy over your belly.
It is the giver of life, after all. And this may be the very last time that you are ever 5 weeks postpartum. Embrace this moment.
Be patient.
Breathe her in.
Soak her up.
Mornings with Mabel are a gift.

Rock her.
Walk her.
Wear her.
Sing to her.
Read to her.
Kiss her lips. ears. hands. toes. belly.
Speak the Word to her.
memorize her every detail. Focus.

These early mornings with Mabel may not always come so easy or so often, so revel in it.
adore it.

The floors don't need to be swept.
The dishes can wait.
Laundry will get done eventually.
Don't focus on those things, Ramee.
Try. Try. Try... just be in this moment.
This moment right here. right now.
because it is fleeting.
quickly gone and forgotten.
lost in time.
So be here now and remember.
You will not regret it.


brandy said...

She is so tiny and precious!! And you look fabulous! Can't even tell you had a baby! :)

Tiffany said...

Tears... Yes! Yes! You've got it Ramee!

Heather said...

Beautiful post!!! I remember thinking those very same thoughts when my 20 month old was a newborn!!
Beautiful little girl you have!