Friday, March 30, 2012

Dear Amelia

Time is a funny thing. It seems like another lifetime that I was in the hospital holding you for the first time. You came into our family just a month ago, but it seems like you've always been here. At the same time when I feed you in the middle of the night it seems like you've barely arrived. 
I like so many other mama's want time to stop. I want you to stay a newborn forever. I love smelling your newborn smell and kissing on the softest skin there ever was. Every time you yawn or stretch out your tiny fingers I'm in awe of what a miracle you are. Your little features are so delicate and feminine   and those eyes. They're like big blueberries that I could stare at forever. 
I'm loving getting to know you. The way you want to be swaddled and held close to our chest or your need for things to get quite after your brother and sister have shown you lots of attention. I already know you have a gentle sweet spirit. Your eyes follow your daddy when he moves around the room. His singing soothes you. You love to be rocked and hate hiccups. 
You gave us your first real smile the other day and now are smiling all the time. You sleep so well giving me almost five stretches of sleep a night, sometimes more. It's such a gift from the Lord. 

Amelia, I love you so much. These last four weeks with you have renewed and strengthened my heart as a mother. I'm in love with being a mama and having the privilege to care for you and your siblings. Thank you for giving that to me. 
xoxo
Mama. 

12 comments:

Susanne said...

Jess said...

Oh dear,
I loved the pictures but those last two, ugh.
I want a third so much, but I will just have to wait. Beautiful. Just Beautiful...

Ashley said...

You take the most beautiful pictures! Seriously! I'm in love with the last one especially.

Kirra Sue said...

LOVE the new blog layout/design! Go Life Made Lovely! :) And I am obsessed with all these pics. Jess they came out so good! Love you guys so much & praying for you everyday!

katygirl said...

Yay! I am so excited for you guys.

Emma Leigh Harasick said...

these photos are beautiful! Miss taking photos of you guys :-) Love you!!!

Sharstin said...

agghhh! these picts are stunning!

katherine said...

Love this Jess!! You are a beautiful woman inside and out! And those pictures are fabulous!

kendra @ little almanac said...

such lovely lovely photos! That is such a precious stage. Enjoy it - it goes by sooo fast! Your Amelia is beautiful!

bandofbrothers said...

holy moly! outrageously gorgeous pictures. you guys are hot!

Heart n Soul said...

beautiful words ... and sweet precious moments captured forever!!

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