Sunday, September 18, 2011

how quickly I forget ...

... baby snuggles
... impossibly small baby toes
... constant feedings
... that feeling of being completely overwhelmed
... frog legs
... what 1:30 am feels like
... the incredible amount of diaper changes
... adorable ruffled baby bum
... soft baby skin
... non stop crying
... the feeling of complete and utter exhaustion
... what 3:30 am feels like
... the incredible love you can have for someone you just met
... just how messy the house gets with a new baby
... baby acne
... that the older kids will need something right when I sit down to feed the baby
... what it feels like to be peed on ... and pooped on ... and spit up on
... the look of a swaddled burrito baby
... having an entire closet full of clothes yet nothing fits
... playing dress up
... the constant swaying, bouncing, rocking, and pacing
... the new baby smell
... pacifiers
... formula dust on the counter
... kissable baby cheeks
... how much I love the swing
... clenched little fists
... big bright eyes that should be sleepy eyes
... what it's like to eat without holding a baby
... those sweet baby sounds
... full body stretches
... sleepy smiles
... delicate baby fingers wrapped around mine
... how tiny newborns are and how quickly they grow and change

but it's all coming back to me now!


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