Wednesday, April 08, 2009

beyond time

it's strange how several feedings and a few diapers later -- with a nap thrown in -- a day can disappear. we are beyond time around here -- morning, late night, early afternoon -- they are all one. tristan is still sleeping a lot, but everything revolves around his wakeful periods. so if he is wide eyed and bushy tailed at 3am, so are we. because who could ever resist those other worldly orbs of his?

yia yia arrived on monday, and they seem to have taken to each other quite well.

yes, it's a pretty constant love fest around here.

at moments it's been hard to relax. with tristan arriving five weeks early, certain things were not in place (like his clothing). so i've squeezed in moments of sorting, arranging and running off to a store or two for newborn size garments (i didn't really think i was going to have a baby less than ten pounds; tashi was nine and half after all). but i think i've had enough of that for the time being. there is something so sacred about these early days, and being in a department store scrubs away the dream dust. i'm just not quite ready for that!

so now that our basic necessities are in place, i can sleep a little more when the baby sleeps. my favorite is to sleep with the baby on my chest. his warmth, breath, and small cooing sounds are my lullaby.

and i didn't manage to make some items from sweet booties as i had hoped to before his arrival. so perhaps some sewing is on the horizon. we shall see, because whether the sun is rising or setting on the horizon, we are just so relieved our second child is here with us as time quietly passes.


Suzanne said...

look how perfect he is. i can't get enough of your photos!

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Mediterranean Views said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby and famiy love. Your tranquil, loving, creative approach to your family and life touches me, inspires me, keeps me coming back. May your overflowing love fill your son's new life and continue to touch so many other lives in ways that you may never realize.
Amy in Spain