Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The State of the Blog

My mother and MIL are setting up dinner. Jack is out getting pictures developed for the technologically challenged family members. I'm sitting here in the family room watching my son in the baby swing sleeping. He is so tiny. It's hard to believe he will get bigger, that one day he won't stare into my eyes after a feeding with wide eyed wonder. I see Jack hold his son, change his diapers, shed tears at his vaccination and I feel so much love, so much love in my heart that I ache knowing how temporary it is, how one day we will get old, one day he will grow up. I just want to freeze frame this moment of seeing him cuddled and warm and sleeping forever. But don't let it be mistaken, I'm enjoying these moments, I'm savoring them for the priceless moments they are.

I decided I'm going to keep blogging though I might change the title and I think its important I go a *little* less anonymous for reasons I'll explain in another post (speaking of which, his name is on the jpeg of his picture). There is so much I want to write about. The birth story, the first few days, the feeding, the emotions. I want to have a place I can write and come back to remember and hopefully what I share might be of interest to others.

I've got the hang of my iPod touch so please know I'm keeping up with your blogs while feeding Sunflower but its tough to comment that way. Hopefully once the daze of the first few weeks passes I will get back to commenting.


  1. Please don't leave the blogosphere!
    I couldn't see his name on the photo you posted. And inquiring minds want to read your birth story, or at least know if the dreaded c/s was involved or not. I'm guessing not.
    Heartiest of congrats mama!

  2. The daze lasts...the babes will be nine weeks on wed - and I am still in a daze for sure!

  3. oh, i love it. He is so handsome! I can't wait to here his story. AND I LOVE the new 'label' on your posts... motherhood. Perfect!

  4. hooray!!! i have been OBSESSIVELY checking your blog multiple times a day waiting for a picture or an update, he is SOOOOOOO cute!!! believe me though, i COMPLETELY understand how hard it is to post, so i will be waiting patiently. congratulations!!!! i am so freaking happy for you and jack!!!

  5. Oh Kate, he is just beautiful.
    Thank you for posting a photo!
    and take care of you--
    such big love to marinate in, I bet you are trying to memorize each and every moment!

    Yes, you are a mother.
    a mother.

    It happened.

    I am so very happy for you!

  6. So happyhappyhappy for you I can't even express it properly. And it's a lovely name (and oh MY, he's a good looking baby!) And I'm glad you're going slightly less anonymous, because I think you've got a lot of interesting, important stuff to talk about, and because it means you won't be dumping the blog, because I MUST KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU & JACK & SUNFLOWER.

    So happy for you. Happy you're in a happy daze. Happy for your joy.

  7. I am so so so happy for you!!!!He is totally beautiful and I am really happy you are still going to write your blog as I really enjoy reading it.I was due at the same day as you and am now 5 days over due but seeing your beautiful photo reminds me to hang in there as the end is so worth it:)
    Congrats !!!!!

  8. HUGE CONGRATS on having such a wonderful baby! He is absolutely exquisite. ;-) And the name suits him perfectly.
    Please do continue to post, we all want to hear more details about the birth, the feedings, the world-changed-by-a-tiny-baby feeling, and so on.
    Enjoy these moments - you fully deserve to bask in their glory.
    Best to you all,


  9. Aw - congrats again! Enjoy all those moments because they do seem to fly by!

  10. Yay!! I'm so glad you are staying around!!! I can't wait to hear the new mommy stories!