6.07.2011

THINGS THAT ARE EXCITING

this morning when i woke up, there was a baby in my bed! don't you love it when that happens?


i spent all day today hoisting his chubby body from floor to hip, from johnny jump up to hip, from stroller to hip, from crib to hip, and all day long i tried to memorize the exact feel of his squishy midsection against mine, and the way his his heavy cheeks drooped, and how the little dimples in his hands looked.

sometimes i feel like he'll be this way forever, this oversized sack of flour, and that would be such a dream. but other times it is like i can see him growing up in fast forward, and i am clamoring for the pause button. 

it is all so cliched. is there nothing new in this world!

i'm just one of many, nothing special, experiencing what millions have experienced before me. but this one is mine, and i can't stop feeling it is so special, and marveling at how close i came to never having it. i am loving these silly new mom stereotypes. they are all really rad.



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21 comments :

  1. Things are awfully mommy blogger around here lately. I'm not complaining, because your huckleberry pictures make me want to squeeze cheeks and nibble on toes.

    I'm just sayin.

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  2. Those picture of you two are just so adorable. You really are the perfect pair!

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  3. love his little inquiring face in the first pic.

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  4. oh but what else are babies for if not to be blogged about as much as mommily possible??? i say keep it up.

    i want to wake up with a hucklebaby in my bed.

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  5. I have the same humidifier. My kids really like it, but it's the only one we have, so if I'm sick, I use it too.

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  6. I love how he already thinks the phone belongs to him. ;)

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  7. Oh, his legs are getting so looonnnngg!

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  8. Well put, Natalie. You have captured how I feel about every day with my 8 month old. My life is a cliche right now and I absolutely love it.

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  9. i know exactly what you mean :)

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  10. it is so cliche. but you never understand it until it happens to you and then you understand everyone around you so much better! i love it, when i happens to you it's as though no one else could experience it like you. ahh, life - you are sweet.

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  11. I loved this post sooooooo much

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  12. I'm already reminiscing over his chubby chubby legs. As soon as he crawls and then runs, he'll lose it, and then what? WHAT?

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  13. My baby is graduating from high school...I am so "clamoring for the pause button." Love it now, be in the moment now....that is all.

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  14. Not cliched at all. Super sweet, actually:) I have been experiencing the same thing lately. As the saying goes, The days are long but the years are short. I want my girls to stay babies forever!

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  15. I love that you are taking a moment and saying it out loud. I hear you. I second you. I just wrote a post on letting go of my first born, my son, almost seventeen. It's all been done, before. I hear you on that too. xo

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  17. after reading all your struggles to finally have that cute baby I am just so incredibly happy for you.

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  18. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    You have the CUTEST BABY EVER!

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