guest post: my favorite moment during my very first week of motherhood, by Natalie Holbrook

Friday, November 4

 So excited to have one of my favorite bloggers, Natalie from Nat The Fat Rat guest posting today! The woman gets my funny bone every time. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful moment with us Nat!
when huck was brand new and freshly scrubbed they wheeled him to me in his plastic bed, all tiny and small and wrapped up like a present. my heart skipped a little beat. i was so excited to see him again. i'd forgotten what he looked like already. all i could remember was what he felt like.

as his little cart came closer to my bed i strained to see him. under that little striped hat i could see his nose, my nose, bless the poor dear heart he got my nose, and then there was that feeling again, that strange feeling of quiet and awe as i watched his tiny profile move across the room, as though they were wheeling to me my very own piece of god. a piece of god that i got to take care of.

and in those few seconds here and there when his eyes would focus and he could see me, it was then that i could see me too. maybe for the first time, or maybe just more clearly. but there he was, there i was, and there we were. when i think back to the day he was born, that is what i remember most.

47 comments:

Petchie said...

How cute! this little one is so adorable, great guest post!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

Steph Romney said...

so sweet. love reading about your incredible mothers on here. congrats, syd!

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2Anchor said...

This is an incredibly beautifully written memory! Congrats!

http://2anchor.blogspot.com

Shay @ The FailteHouse said...

I loved reading this post, so precious! And I like the stroller :)

ashley said...

that is so sweet .

House of Hemingway said...

I got teary eyed. How wonderful :)

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Supal said...

This is so adorable!

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Alivia said...

So beautiful. I love this guest series, Sydney.

Tunes and Spoons said...

beautiful, just beautiful. it makes me look forward to that moment where I meet my daughter for the first time too!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

love her. this gave me chills.

Stephanie and Such said...

How cute!

Little Huck is the cutest thing ever.


xoxo.

SaffaKate said...

So sweet! I can't wait for those feelings in about 5 months.

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I love these stories, of glorious moments, the moment of when you knew it was real, how God sent you this gift, your eyes met and you just knew you loved this beautiful creature beyond words. I on the other hand raised up took one look at my son and said, "oh, my god, he's got his daddy's hairline" and laid back down. That was my moment folks. Best wishes!

katie [the bright life] said...

So sweet. I don't have a little one of my own yet, but I can't wait for this feeling when I do. Xo, Katie

Lindsay R said...

Beautiful words Natalie. Her blog is one of my favorites as well. She always knows how to say things just perfectly.

Lindsay

Katya said...

Such beautiful words!

xx
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Catrina said...

so lovely.

My Songbook said...

I love Natalie! Thanks for having her guest post this! Some how she has a way of putting things that makes me see the world in a more beautiful, real way.

melissamevans said...

So precious! Love this post!

Whitney & Devin said...

This is such a sweet post! I love it.

Anna {ramblyblog.com} said...

That is just so so darling.

Thank you for sharing.

I love the imagery of a wrapped little present, paints a picture in my mind. Hope he is still doing well!

I will have to come check out your blog :)

Best, Anna

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Sandy a la Mode said...

how cute!! i can't wait for my baby to be born!!!

Cajsa said...

So sweet. Reading these new motherhood posts might be making me emotional and bringing back floods of memories from the first few days I have had each of my girls. It might also be making me very anxious to meet the little man I am pregnant with! Congratulations on your adorable little man!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

that has got to be the most precious post. you can really feel the love she has for her son. adorable! i hope to one day have this very same experience!
xo TJ

Carlee said...

"as though they were wheeling to me my very own piece of god. a piece of god that i got to take care of." This is the most beautiful description I have ever read. I love it! It makes me so excited to have my own babies!

wildchild said...

holy beautiful. this is so well written. i hope you're having moments like this too, syd :)

ashley said...

Makes me excited to know what it's like one day!

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Emily said...

this is precious. I love the name huck too! I cant wait to have that special time one day with my own baby!

Ashley said...

This is so sweet! It reminds me of the feelings I had when my baby girl was born. Loved this post! :)

LaynahRose said...

beautiful.
just, beautiful.

Shelby Clark said...

This is such a beautiful way to describe that experience! It made me tear up a little! I can't wait to experience those same empowering emotions someday! :)

Monique said...

That was soooo touching. Made my little pregnant eyes well up with happy tears!

Makay said...

Awwww :D
Makay
www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

Emily Cureton Booth said...

I absolutely love Nat! She has such a cutie pie baby. Love this post, I remember feeling the same way when I held my babies in my arms for the first time. Congrats to you too Sydney!

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The MemoPad said...

So cute! Check out my blog too :-)

www.TheMemoPad.net
Thanks!!!

Urban Nester said...

This is so sweet. I love the photos too.

xo.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

rach. said...

love it! checkin' it out now, girl. :)

love, rach.
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Shannon said...

Such a touching post. Brings me back to those days. I cherish every memory.

Shannon
http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Sarah loves it all said...

It truly is like a piece of God. What an amazing little way to describe what it feels like. So lovely.

Rajnish said...

Motherhood is the most beautiful thing...

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Zyzy said...

Congrats!!!! Your baby is very beautiful!!!

Amanda Phillips said...

What stroller do you have in this picture? I love it!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

How beautiful...the stroller is gorgeous too!

natalie holbrook said...

thank you so much everyone! to answer amanda phillips at 11/5/4:21, it's a first years wave stroller, we got it off amazon.

sheenarenae said...

this sent goose bumps up my arms and into my neck! what a beautiful little story. it makes me look forward to having children someday...

Michelle said...

Simply Beautiful!!!!!

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