Wednesday, May 22, 2013

the first week | babymooning . . .









inspecting tiny fingers and toes. a button nose. rarely venturing far from my bed {there's some healing to be done.} eating meals on a tray. i read. i knit. i sleep. mostly i gaze at my new baby. inhale that heavenly smell. friends drop by with flowers from their garden. a pot of soup. some freshly baked bread. the blind is open slightly. the light is soft. sam works in the garden. two little helpers in tow. they pop in from time to time. kisses for their new brother. a prod and a poke. a cuddle with mum. moments of chaos. moments of calm. there are phone calls and messages. a fridge full of nourishing meals. we shed a few tears. happy and sad. finding our way. a family of five. getting to know our new baby. falling in love.

23 comments:

  1. This is all so familiar and so recent for me, though suddenly it all seems to have gone so quick..breathe it in and cherish x

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  2. so beautiful rachel - and congratulations! a beautiful little boy, three is such a lovely number x

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  3. I am right with mel. That feeling is so fresh but seems so long ago. Soak it up...what a beautiful blur to be in. Xx

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  4. What a gorgeous post Rachel... your days sound just as they should be... enjoy the newborn stage and all the love you are being showered with xx

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  5. Congratulations! He is beautiful and shares the same birthday and weight as my first. Hope you're adjusting well xxx

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  6. How simply divine, he is, Rach. I can smell that new baby softness all the way here! I see Grandma's loving hands swaddling Oscar, she must be over the moon too. Lots of love to all, and a quick recovery for you. xoxo

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  7. Beautiful. What a lovely photo of all three of your children together. Rest well and relax as much as possible.

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  8. Absolutely stunning photographs, so subtle and soft.

    Harri

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  9. Perfect days Rachel (apart from the healing). I love the picture of your older babies holding your youngest baby! And that sweet baby smell... If only that scent could be bottled up! To me that's what heaven would smell like! Enjoy your Babymoon sweet lady!

    Sophie xo

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  10. gorgeous photos. congratulations and enjoy these early days!

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  11. oh that little pinkie! swoon!

    So happy for you Rachel, sounds like this brand new little life is off to the most wonderful start. x

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  12. What a beautiful description of your babymoon. Hope you heal quickly. Xx

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  13. oh, that's the way to do it!
    Congrats... he's beautiful. And yay to great friends who drop around food and breakfast! xx

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  14. Enjoy the baby moon. He is darling. What a gorgeous addition to your already beautiful family xx

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  15. You paint a beautiful picture. Stay in that bed as long as possible. All too soon normal life resumes. Healing wishes. xx

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  16. Oh Rachel! Congratulations! Oscar is adorable. This sounds like a heavenly time xx

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  17. Lovely. Beautiful words and images. Welcome Oscar! x

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  18. i love reading your words because i sort of get to reminisce in them.

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