Friday, August 16, 2013

Beautiful Human Pacifier

Wednesday I had to take Beth in for her PKU.  I hate that test. While there, our doctor said something that made me chuckle a bit. 

We were talking about feeding the baby. He said "those first few months you are just going to feel like a human pacifier." and we laughed because it's funny 'cuz it's true. 

She is gaining weight like a dream, and very healthy, no sign of jaundice or any other annoying illness. Yay!

As I was holding Beth and feeding her last night, I looked down at her. My hair was curtaining around my vision, focusing my sight on my now flabby arms and legs as I sat indian style feeding the baby. In that moment, I felt more lady like and beautiful than I have in a long time. My babies are the most beautiful thing I can wear. Having them around me, climbing on me, holding my hand, etc. makes me more radiant than all the jewels of Spain. 

It was a very tender moment. Beth's clear blue eyes were open, watching me. She is so special and I am so lucky to have her as my daughter. She is so good, rarely crying. And so sweet. 

I tell you what, I am no good at being pregnant. Each pregnancy has gotten harder than the last, and the first was no cake walk either. But once these babies are born, it makes it all so worth it. Mother is the best thing to be. 

Just remind me of this when they are teenagers, okay?


Lisa said...

Such cute pictures! So glad she is a good baby. And amen to the human paci comment- I still feel that way!

Lisa said...

Such cute pictures! So glad she is a good baby. And amen to the human paci comment- I still feel that way!

Emmy said...

We will have to keep reminding each other of that when they are teenagers, as yea I am dreading those years already.

I love little moments like that-- motherhood truly is a wonderful thing

*Jess* said...

this post made me miss nursing! I am so glad you are enjoying your baby so much :)

Crystal Collier said...

Well said, Amy. Mom is definitely the most rewarding job I've ever filled. It hit me after Random was born that this could be it. I could be done having kids, and that made me really sad--not because I like being pregnant, and every one of my deliveries is a horror story, but these precious littles are only little for so long. These moments are gone in a blink. Glad you're chronicling and enjoying.

Confessions of a PTO Mom said...

My baby just recently started refusing me. I'm heartbroken. I wasn't ready!! I need more time with just him.

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