Friday, September 11, 2009

Everyday Life: Something old, something new

A few days ago
I called you baby,
watched your eyes
close slowly,
studied your little hands
while you were fading fast into sleep.

Wondered how the life
inside my contracting belly
would change the first
face where I first found
astounding love.

Now you hold that little life,
with the hands I thought
so small a few days ago
cupping even smaller hands.

And my head whispers to my heart
that I should no longer call you baby.

But I know
that even when your hands
span my own
I'll still be calling you
my baby.


  1. So sweet. I am loving how much he adores his baby brother. It is so true how our "babies" seem so huge after the new baby is born.

  2. Wow. amazing. I am tearing up too. You are blessed.

  3. Goosebumps and tears. I'm glad I don't wear make up lol. So true.

  4. So beautiful... I have tears brewing!

    (and by the way, I still call my almost three year old baby ;) I think I always will!)

  5. I'm crying too. They are so precious together in those photos.

  6. That is beautiful! And yes, I'm tearing up too.

  7. I'm not tearing. I'm crying. You've truly captured what I imagine it is like to have your 2nd child.

  8. Wow, that is beautiful. Those are some gorgeous pictures -- especially the happy smiling face -- and such a wonderful expression of your love for both of them.

  9. oh wow, did I miss this!!??

    Congrats, what a bundle of perfection! Can't believe you're still blogging and commenting, lol.


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