Saturday, August 1, 2009

Isn't she lovely...?

I'm falling in love again. Of course, there is often that surge of love-at-first-sight when you have a baby, but there are things that can stand in the way of that. Pain, exhaustion, fear during birth--all of these can postpone the bonding between mother and newborn for weeks, even months. I know that after Adrian's birth my exhaustion (the labor wasn't so long, but I went 48 hours without sleep) led to postpartum depression, and that kept me from loving Adrian the way I wanted to until he was a couple of months old. But I had very good labors and deliveries with Dominic and Gemma, and consequently, nothing has stood in the way of my getting all emotional and gushy with love over them. I know that this "Baby-moon" passes, but right now I even love changing her diapers...

6 comments:

  1. She really is a doll baby. I am still totally in love - 2 months later and totally exhausted!

    We just got back in town - I had to check in with you my friend! Off to bed - trip today was too long for Anna and her mama! Fun though.

    Hugs and happy Sunday. Sorry about your blog - I actually got rid of the three column blog because i did not like it.

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful girl.

    What kind of sling/wrap is that?

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  3. It's a home-made Moby-style wrap. Instructions for making/wearing various wraps and carriers is available at www.wearyourbaby.com.

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  4. AHHHHH....I always loved that time-and the breathtakingness of how it hits you...I loved those middle of hte night feedings-when it was just me and my baby all to myself in the sweet sweet quiet--look what you are DOING to me!!

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  5. Oh my goodness, she is GORGEOUS!! Just beautiful. Enjoy her.

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  6. Dear Nadja,
    Just too beautiful.
    Are those slings easy to put on and to wear ?
    What about when the baby is asleep and you want to put her to bed and STILL stay asleep?

    You look great by the way.
    God Bless

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