These past couple of weeks have been a blur of happy moments. Little moments that I am cherishing now as I’m living through it, but moments that I know won’t be so vivid in the not-so-distant future when our family is beating at a different rhythm. That is why I’m grateful for these moments captured on whatever device I have on me… Truth be told, I haven’t taken out my DSLR once since little Elise was born, but I don’t feel like her first two weeks have been ill-recorded in any way. On the contrary, I’m thrilled.
Late into the evenings, as I’m going on about 2 hours of sleep and she’s fed, burped, changed and swaddled… I catch myself just holding & staring at her and wanting desperately to remember just how tiny she is. And how sweet she smells. She’s an easy baby that never cries or demands our attention other than the expected 3 hour feed. And I can’t help but to sit there and smile at my little blessing of a baby that I love more than I could thoroughly express.
The late evenings are our time together, just she and I, and no matter how sleep-deprived I am – it’s one of my favorite times of the day.
Here is a peak at some of the little happy moments caught with my iPhone during Elise’s first 2 weeks of life. I caught myself getting back to work and the swing of things very early after she was born (2 days & at the hospital), but my attention quickly diverted when we all returned home and I realized my toddler needed my attention more than our businesses… It’s been a good adjustment for us all.
And who can forget my wonderful NAPCP girlfriends who coordinated a newborn photo shoot for Baby Elise at 1 week old. Such an amazing blessing to have them all in my life!
The Parks are taking it slowly these days, enjoying our little family one day at a time. We’re all in love with her and her delicate personality, and we’re taking in every bit of her as much as we can.
For those of you who asked, I’m set on my daily chronicling of Baby Elise just as I did for Project Lyon. Can’t wait to share them with you all….