Saturday, August 16, 2008

Proud Mama

(Samaire showing off her guns. Her Dad was very proud.)


This past week was an adventure to say the least. I've never been more tired, worked harder - or felt more sheer happiness.

When we look through the pictures we can already see you have changed since we took you home. It already feels like it's moving too fast. I find myself caught between hoping time slows down forever and looking unbelievably forward to what the next months, and even years, ahead of us.

We checked the list of milestones for babies the first month the hospital gave us and you've hot all of them already. We believe this is just evidence of what we already know - you are the smartest, coolest, best, most beautiful baby ever.

People say you won't start smiling for another couple weeks, but your Daddy and I know better about that, too. Just this morning you smiled what we believe was a real genuine happy-smile. Right now, your Daddy is rocking you and singing to you and you look absolutely in love. Of course you are, he's the best Daddy ever. I can tell you think so too. This week he's been so good to both of us. Cooking and cleaning and changing diapers and basically taking care of everything including you and me. Sometimes I panic a little when I think of him going back to work. I know you and I will figure it all out, but he's definitely spoiling us.

Sometimes I wish the three of us could just hunker down together like this forever. Your Dad and I, we've traveled the world - seen some really cool things. But out of all the time we've ever taken - this past week - in all it's frustrations and sleep-deprivation and general craziness - is by far the best time we've ever had.

These past seven days in our little 300 square foot apartment, walking through our little neighborhood - has been more lovely than any Buddhist temple, Hawaiian sunset or Parisian dawn.

But don't worry, we're already planning your first trips to see the world we so love. But right now, I'm just trying to enjoy you and this new life of our little family's one week at a time.

One beautiful, wonderful, fabulous week at a time.

Love, your mama

(I'm so proud of you!)


Leslie said...

I love that picture in the kitchen!! You both look so happy!

Brandi said...

Ooookaaayyy...with guns like those, I think I'm going to take back my offer to Sam on pitting our daughters against each other in a round baby sumo wrestling. I'll get back to you guys on that in December.

E Grospitch said...

You look beautiful Misty Lee! Congratulations to you and Sam and Samaire!