I love newborns. When they sleep, their sweet faces scrunch up, their lips pucker, they whimper, smile, and make some of the cutest involuntary facial expressions and noises. I could seriously stare at my six-week old’s precious little face all night long. Especially when she’s in a really deep, serene sleep and her face bears a look of utter peacefulness.
And they smell really, really, REAlly divine. Like a bed of flowers. Even their little bums smell good. I don’t know what gives them their fragrance (hormones maybe?), but I do know that it’s one of the most precious, fantastic-ly delicious and enjoyable scents that I’ve ever experienced in life.
As much as I’m yearning for a night full of slumber myself, like longer than say 3 or 4 hours, I know that I will miss not having a newborn in our house.
What makes me the saddest is knowing that if we decide that 3 kids completes our family, then the next newborn in our house will probably be when my kids have babies. And of course as much as I love newborns, I don’t want that to happen for a long, long, LONG time.
I can’t wait to watch my baby girl grow. What color will her hair be? Will her eyes stay blue? Will she love books as much as her sisters? What will her sweet voice sound like?
So much to look forward to.
Ultimately, I guess this is why photo albums were invented – so that we can relive a time in life that can’t be returned to. To savor the moments that have passed.
And to dream about the future.
-What did you like/dislike about the newborn phase?