we’ve been taking our baths early lately…late afternoon as they usually follow an early afternoon sidewalk chalk adventure in the driveway. plus, it’s a perfect time for me to gather a stack of land of nod and pottery barn catalogues to peruse through while i sit on the pink stool and watch her splash and play.
…and tonight, while nuzzling her cool little cheek in my bed while she fell asleep beside me, i had some vivid memories of her newborn days and the way we bonded in the hospital. and i realized, i’ve never really written down those memories, and i’m so afraid they are going to fade away. so tonight, i am the writer…i will sit and write as long as my mind can recall every detail so that someday, when she is bigger and wiser, i can tell her about the way we bonded. in the night when it was dark and quiet and i watched her under the blue lights and counted down the minutes ’till i could scoop her up for her half hour feeding and hold her close…i want her to know all about it.
shortly after lainey was born, I bought this inspiring book. i recommend it to any mother. leave them the stories of how much they are loved!