Friday, August 14, 2009

Love at first sight


She's adorable - no question.  I cannot believe how smitten I am, we all are.  And how excited.  

My daughter just said the other day how it changes your life, a few weeks ago she was a marketing assistant and suddenly now her whole reason for being is to sustain this precious life, to keep her happy, fed and healthy.

It certainly took me back to those first weeks as a mother, when your whole life is broken down into minutes and hours, how many minutes on each breast, how many hours apart were the feeds, how many hours sleep were you able (or more likely, not able) to get.  Although it is all seared into my memory, it also flashed by in an instant, and that is my greatest wish for the new parents, to enjoy each and every second, no matter how stressful, if will all come to an end far too quickly, and before they know it, they will be looking at their baby with her baby.



11 comments:

Elizabethd said...

How lovely! Sadly, babies dont stay babies for long!

Chapati said...

She's soo cute!

The Green Stone Woman said...

I hope your daughter is able to get lots of rest and lots of help. that's what she is going to need most of all.

Swearing Mother said...

What a gorgeous little baby!

aims said...

I'm one of those people who prefers babies over older children.

Not having been able to have my own I've always been an adoring viewer - often from afar.

I too hope your daughter gets enough help and enough sleep. New mothers are easy to spot with their sleep deprived look.

Kim Chandler said...

Thanks everyone - I just had my baby fix for the day, I would have it every day if I could but I don't want to be a nuisance. Daughter is trying to get as much rest is possible with feeding every 2-3 hours at the moment. The daddy is at home at the moment, so she is leaving everything else to him and napping as often as possible.

softinthehead said...

That last comment was me - in case you hadn't guessed :)

Nicole said...

Your grandaughter is absolutely gorgeous. Many congratulations to mum and dad. Yes it brings back so many wonderful (and exhausting) memories :-)

Frances said...

Ah she's gorgeous. Congratulations you to you all!

I LOVE FRANCE said...

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your beautiful granddaughter.
Such a cutie.
Andrea

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

What a beauty - you are one proud grandma. Lovely.