Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hold You In My Arms

It's 5:58 am, 3 weeks since you came into our world.  I am nursing you for what seems like the hundredth time tonight, but is probably only the 4th, your tiny hands resting on my chest as you contentedly suckle at my breast.  You won't sleep alone, and have spent the night in my arms on my chest, or next to me, the world beyond our bodies, this small space we inhabit, distant.  Light is beginning to creep in from outside, and the birds are chirping their morning songs.  Daddy is blissfully unaware of our many nightly sessions, and I watch him sleeping across the room, both envious and blessed.

As I gaze down at you with love I didn't even know it was possible to feel, this song comes on, and all I can think is, "My cup runneth over."  Because, my darling boy, I could hold YOU in my arms, forever.


13 comments:

  1. Love, even after many sleepless nights, or maybe bigger because of them.

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  2. So so beautiful. I miss those sleepless nights already - keep treasuring these moments.

    Thanks for joining my blog :)

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  3. reminds me of this afternoon... mine now sleep well without me, but Bobby woke up an hour into his nap with a nightmare. Peter tried to soothe him, but he reached and then leapt for me. I held him and snuggled him for a precious half hour before putting him back in his bed. And all I could think was, I'd do this forever... Forever...

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  4. Oh so so beautiful and as impossible as it seems the love keeps growing day after day. When Oliver smiles at me I melt like ice in the sun. Don't know what I'll do when he'll call me Mamma....

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  5. Oh Genevieve, what a beautiful post. You happiness is just oozing from the words here.

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  6. I haven't been commenting much lately, but I've been reading faithfully. So very happy for you every time I see a post. That little boy is just a love.

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  7. This is possibly the most beautiful post I've read in a long, long time.

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  8. Love this post and the song is beautiful...like, cry me a river beautiful.

    I'm in the process of making a video for my little twins' 4th b-day and I'm soooo using this song!!!

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  9. Ya Know...I know a thing or 2 about a preemie. They need that skin to skin contact...it helps them regulate their own internal thermometer.

    Also, we used a baby hammock looking thing to help Jack. He couldn't sleep in a crib or bassinet because he was so tiny and I couldn't hold him every single minute. The baby hammock was a god send. I'll send you the link on fb.

    Smooch.

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