Saturday, June 6, 2009

Life is good....

I am so grateful for this sweet little boy. He has already brought so much love and joy to our home. I feel so blessed to be the mother to my 4 sons (I am still getting used that). As I was sitting on the couch snuggling up with this cute little guy, I was literally counting my blessings today and I wanted to make a list while it is fresh in my mind what it is that I love about having a newborn in my home again.

I love the little grunts and noises he makes
The baby smell
His soft skin
His little hands and feet
The way he stays curled up in a ball when you pick him up
I love how he crinkles his brow
I love when his eyes are open and you can just tell that he is taking everything in
The love that his brothers have for him. They are always checking in on him to make sure that he is ok and they love taking turns holding him.
I love watching Brett hold him
I love his little movements...the kicks and squrims and stretches.
I love his little cries and how easily soothed he is when you pick him up and cradle him
I love the sweet features of his face, his round cheeks (that I just have to kiss) and little nose and his tiny hands and feet.
I love his soft, fuzzy head
I love the sweet, peaceful look on his face as he sleeps
And most of all I love that I am his Mom and that he is a part of our family!

3 fabulous comments:

becky said...

Melanie . . . this is just so beautiful. I loved your comments about being the mother of a newborn. I also love this stage in their little lives. They are so sweet and helpless. You are such a wonderful mother to your boys and you show so much love in your thoughts of this sweet little boy. It brings back so many memories of how I felt about you and your brothers and sisters. There is nothing to compare with the sweet innocence of a newborn. Enjoy every moment!

Roxanne said...

He is beautiful!

Andrea said...

I wish I was there to see him. Those are some of my favorite things about a newborn too.