August 22, 2011

on a letter to Eisley (2 weeks)...

adoration.

Dear Eisley,

It's hard to believe you've already been with us for nearly two weeks. I feel like you've been with us forever—perhaps because every moment of our days are now filled with your smiles, silly faces and (of course) high-pitched wailing. You never fail to make me feel melty when you lock eyes with me, or when you pause to smile while you are enjoying a meal. You are truly the sweetest.

Your dad is head-over-heels for you, and seeing him embrace the role of "father" has been so wonderful. He has been such a huge help during these first days! He has already learned the art of the perfect swaddle, he is a diaper-changing machine, he wakes in the middle of the night to walk with you as we try to get you back to sleep, and he instantly lights up when he sees you in the morning. He has such a way of calming you when you're upset. He'll scoop you up and calmly talk to you in a way that makes you look at him so intently.

You are already a daddy's girl, and seeing you two together makes me swoon.

The first week spent at home was incredibly calm. You slept well, ate well and were an undeniable social butterfly to anyone who was around to pay you any attention. You slept in your crib for the first time, met two of your grandparents, had your first doctors appointment, posed sweetly for hundreds of photos, and made us so proud. You definitely surprised us during the past several days as you have finally found your voice and have kept us awake for hours on end at night! Still, you are as precious as ever and we are thankful for each moment we share with you. You are already changing before our eyes, and before we know it you will no longer be a newborn, but a little girl.

Please stay tiny as long as possible, okay?

It's amazing to me how natural being your mama came to me. I remember one night in the hospital when the nurse brought you back from the nursery because you were crying and couldn't be consoled. Immediately after she put you in my arms you were calm and quiet. You melted into my body and rested your tiny head on my chest. It was as if you just needed to be near me to be okay. As I held your tiny body in my arms at the hospital, I felt so overwhelmed and in love and...complete. That's the only way to put it, really. You have made our family complete. And I can't wait for all the incredible moments that are ahead of us as we continue to learn more about you every day.

Stay sweet, little one.

love,
Mama
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For more photos of the wee one, please visit this flickr stream! Posting on the blog will be rather sporadic for a while, considering my days revolve around breastfeeding, napping, trying to get Eisley to nap, giggling with Jay over tummy drums and exploding diapers, and other exciting shenanigans.

21 comments :

  1. I have so many mushy-swoony feelings about this post! so happy for you, jay and eisley :)

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  2. So cute!
    Enjoy your new mom glow and all the awesome family together time.
    (BTW-your boobs look amazing!)

    :-)

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  3. This is so, so sweet! I can't tell you how happy I am for y'all. And little Eisley is SO PRECIOUS!!!

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  4. This is so completely beautiful and heart warming. I couldn't be happier for you! Motherhood suits you well :)

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  5. Way to make me cry! This was so sweet and I'm just so incredibly happy for you guys. Eisley is a beauty.

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  6. eisley is such a stinkin' cutie! i think she looks a lot like you. i just saw your "first family photo" which looks like it was taken at the hospital. i must say you look fantastic for just popping out a wee one! <3 so so ridiculously happy for you guys.

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  7. Ohhhh this made my baby-fever even more intense! I am so excited to start a family and love reading about the start of yours!

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  8. She's amazing. You look fabulous. Congrats :)

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  9. Stop making me cry with your blog. :P

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  10. Can I blame the pouring tears on my own pregnancy hormones?! What a gorgeous, gorgeous post Kerri.
    xx

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  11. Oh, Kerri, she is so beautiful, I just want to give her a big ol' squeeze and kiss! I am so happy for you both! You also look gorgeous, as usual!!!

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  12. What a beautiful post :) So happy for you and your family!

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  13. This post totally made me tear up. Congratulations and enjoy this time while she is tiny!!

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  14. I got butterflies when I saw a new post. I'm so happy for your happiness!

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  15. Congrats.. you are beautiful and she is adorable!

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  16. So beautiful. Motherhood fits you perfectly. Enjoy.

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  17. You guys are such a sweet beautiful family!
    Makes me wish I had that too! Maybe someday...
    Aww, I love babies though! And your baby is so cute! I know if I knew you personally, I'd totally be the one who'd be hogging your child!

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  18. What a beautiful post and a beautiful photo.

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  19. swoon. I am so glad that you guys got the cutest baby ever. I hope she lets you sleep soon :) xoxo

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  20. I absolutely adore your blog and follow you on bloglovin :) Please keep the excellent posts coming!! Your little one is absolutely precious-congratulations!

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