Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Remember


Remember holding a new babe in your arms. The way she looks at you adoringly. Remember this. Etch it into your memory. Hold tight, it won't be long before she's crawling away discovering, but she'll always remember your voice. Your calm touch. The way you look lovingly at her. She'll remember the way you always wanted to be close. Remember that life changing moment when she just smiles. Grasp it firmly, never let it go. Those coos. The way she's happiest just to be close and listen to your heartbeat. Remember the smell of a newborn. That milky, sweet goodness, just at the top of their head. At the nape of their neck.
....clucky much?
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13 comments:

Cindy said...

Poppy, my last baby is 2 at the end of month and I am struggling to cope - now I am crying. I love to be reminded of those beautiful baby minutes, why do they get so darn big so quick.
Word veritification - cheers, a sing we need to start drinking I think

Rach said...

Lovely post...

Sylvia C. said...

beautiful post!
with my first baby close to three months old, I am finding that the time truly does fly. so, I am trying to be PRESENT in every moment, and trying to tuck each one into my memory treasure trove.

best,
Sylvia C.

Gem said...

Yes, treasure it as time does go fast. My eldest is 18 and youngest is 2. Nothing lasts forever unfortunately. Sometimes I wish time stood still for some special moments.

Sarah said...

amoungst all the fatigue house work etc you do forget to just be there... Thank you for the reminder. Photos also help me...

Amber said...

Oh how beautiful...ohhh...all choked up.
That is a beautiful picture..xx

peppermintpatcher said...

My baby girl is almost 19, yet every word made me remember and want to hold my baby one more time.

Trove said...

my little one is 3 months old now and your post filled me with much sadness at how quickly time does pass. but it also reminded me to hold her while i can and to love and appreciate and remember every second of it.

thanks! x

chunkychooky (Cath) said...

Busy is nearly 2and a half and i can't belive that she talks now- in fact she doesn't shut up... I REALLY MISS her babyness...I think I am clucking along with you...cluck cluck

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

What a beautiful photo of you and Tiny - I love the way she is looking up at you adoringly. And such beautiful words.

Just about the best moment of my life was the morning I woke up and remembered that I'd had a baby the previous day. (I was a bit drugged overnight ... because there had been surgery too). And there he was, my lovely 10lb 1oz bub all ready to be cuddled! He smelt wonderful and his hair was soft like silk.

Jade said...

Beautiful post and always great to remember these precious moments. thanks for the reminder :)

Pip Lincolne said...

You two look so beautiful. My baby is 9 and a half. It's sucky. Truer words were never spoken. XX

Primrose said...

That is a lovely post and photo. My baby is four now and it's so bittersweet. It's all gone so fast, so slow, so fast. I want to freeze time when she's so innocent and joyful. Motherhood is painful at times when it comes to letting go. I can honestly say I have loved every day (even the really sucky ones)