guest post: my favorite moment during my very first week of motherhood, by Emily Frame

Wednesday, November 9

The lovely and incredibly creative mother of two, Emily Frame blogs over at Ruffling Feathers - one of the first blogs I ever started following religiously! {P.S. Her style - I die} So excited to have her guest posting today! Thanks for sharing Emily!
the first week with a new baby is unlike any other days in your life. i have so many favorite quiet moments. the worry on your partner's face wishing you didn't have to feel any pain, followed by the absolute adoration when all is said and done. the looks my husband gave me those first hours - i was his hero!

the relief and joy at their first cry. and your first cry too! that first good cry after you have a baby is so cleansing, all of those emotions spill out, fear, excitement, overwhelming earth-shaking love, it feels so good to let it all out. i'm mean really, your body has earned it!

watching your baby through the eyes of others. how your husband beams at them. how your parents puff their chests with pride at their little grandbaby. your little brother's disbelief that this thing really came out of you. the awkward baby handling, no one, no matter how much experience they've had, is ever really sure how to gracefully hold a newborn.

their hospital head. you can't beat that smell. a mixture of soft baby skin and clean, antiseptic alcohol swabs. if only i could bottle that smell!

sunrise feedings, when you exchange gazes with one another in soft morning light. picturing their perfect little body floating in your tummy, realizing it was them all along. wondering how you're going to pry your blubbering blissed-out self off this tiny angel and ever get back to real life.

time suspends if only for that week and everything is calm. soak in it, Sydney! don't worry your little head with anything but that sweet boy, because those worries find their way back on their own soon enough.

28 comments:

Nastassja said...

Another sweet post that makes me want to run home and make babies!

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the {Postscript} blog said...

So so sweet , love the description of the family's reaction to the baby, pride, beaming, awkward handling haha
Enjoy your babe Sydney! :)

Jeneric Generation said...

This was so sweet! I love these little motherhood posts. They are such wonderful glimpses of what is still mysterious to many of us. :) Thank you for sharing.

Caterine said...

lovely words!

caterine

Shay @ The FailteHouse said...

I love all these motherhood stories - what a great idea and thanks for sharing! So beautiful...

Makay said...

Just precious.
This just warmed my heart right up! :)
Makay
www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

Maria said...

So sweet. The pictures are just absolutely adorable.

JessicaLynn said...

Awe I love that last paragraph

Natalie said...

I am LOVING these posts! My husband and I have been discussing starting our family a lot lately and all these posts are making me look forward to it SO MUCH!

Thanks for this series, Sydney!

Urban Nester said...

I love, love, LOVE the 2010 and 2011 photos with the dad kissing his little ones. So sweet. I'm loving this motherhood posts this week.

xo.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness this was one of the most beautiful things I've ever read. I'm due in two weeks and its killing me to experience all these wonderful amazing things :)

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Aw...i love this post so much!
It brings me back to when my kids were little...thanks for sharing your experience!

Rachel said...

oh this post is so amazing, i love it! I look forward to these things so much!

modern Suburbanites said...

fantastic post!
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Shawnee said...

wow, so sweet! warms my heart:) makes me excited to have a baby someday!

ps: congrats Sydney & Ty!! Emily's right - soak it allll in!!

bazylia said...

I ♥ YOUR BLOG, YOUR FAMILLY ARE SO CUTE.

Haley K said...

i found my heart smiling with everything I read :) It seems just like yesterday I felt much of what Emily shared!! And it gets me giddy thinking about experiencing it all again in March <3

and that first photo made me melt!! so. precious.

Danielle Nelson said...

beautiful story. This is great. Good luck with your new adventure.

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Precious Post!

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shandey said...

Love this.

Sarah loves it all said...

Oh Emily. I too am a big fan. You're such a great writer and a lovely mama.

Magda said...

You'll be a great mom!
or... you are :D

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Fealyclan said...

Adorable! I love these posts!

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melissamevans said...

...this post brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful all these posts that you're posting. : ) lov'em

Shannon said...

What a sweet & thoughtful post. I really enjoyed that. Thank you!

Shannon
www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

Erin said...

I can't wait for a man to look at me like that.

Alicia G said...

Loving these posts!! It's making me so excited to meet our new baby girl in March! :) Hope all is well with your new family! xoxo

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