Thursday, January 22, 2009

Slow days

Isn't it amazing how a wee little baby changes your life so completely and irrevocably? It seems that most of my time is currently spent nursing, holding and cuddling our precious girl. As I hold her at my breast, I marvel at the perfection of God's design; He has given us this amazing way of nourishing, snuggling and loving our little ones - while relaxing at the same time.

I have discovered that with proper support, a nursing Mom can have one hand free to hold a glass of water, a light snack or even a book.

These beautiful flowers for the new Mom and baby arrived from where my husband works. I think that from now on, whenever I see roses of such color, I will be reminded of the first few days with my little love.

Some lovely twilight pictures, taken by my sweet husband, who has such a talent for seeing and capturing beauty.

I marvel at watching my beloved become the wonderful father I knew he would be.

Thanks to all the dears who have sent me such sweet emails of congratulations and kind wishes. For obvious reasons, it will probably take me a while to reply, but do know I am thankful for each one.

Wishing you the most wonderful weekend,

Mrs. T

37 comments:

MrsFranklin said...

Congratulations on the birth of your sweet little girl! Enjoy this precious time.

Your husband DOES indeed have an eye for the beautiful. I find myself walking out with my camera all the time, trying to take a photo of some of the most amazing sunsets/sunrises God creates!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Pendragon

Mrs. Rabe said...

I always loved to sit and nurse my babies! So thankful for the ability to meet their need for nurishment and to get to sit down/or lay down for a rest at the same time!

I am so happy for you and your husband and encourage you to keep doing what you are doing - cherishing every moment!

Tereza said...

i had hoped you'd update!
the early days are such sweet bonding times!

Heather said...

I am so happy for you and your new family. I am also go glad that you are enjoying this very special time with your little one.

God has blessed you!

Bethany Hudson said...

How lovely, Anna. Continue enjoying this precious time; it is so sacred. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of it with all of us.
~Bethany

Jess said...

Congratulations, Anna. What joyful moments those early days bring! Enjoy them. Take them in. They pass so very quickly.

~Jess

Susan said...

Mrs. T, your husband certainly does have an eye for beauty. And you will remember all these things. I was out the other night with four girlfriends and the pleasures of nursing our babies came up in the conversation; my baby boy is 30 years old. You'll remember as if it were all new again.
I do not expect a personal reply, understandably you are busy where you should be. I thank you for the privilege of allowing me to share in your joy.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I'm so glad things are going well for you. I enjoyed nursing, too. I got an amazing amount of reading done during those first few months!

mamajuliana said...

Remember and treasure these days with your new little one in your heart! They do grow up fast. My babies are 17 and 18 now.

The flowers and the photos are beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful - words and pictures! :) *Hug!* Have a special and wonderful Shabbat!

Slice of life said...

The pictures are beautiful as is your new daughter. Have a lovely weekend

Anonymous said...

Anna,
I've just returned from vacation to find out you've had your baby. Congratulations! You and your husband seem like such loving parents. Cherish these moments. Time flies and before you know it they are grown up and you have no idea where the time went. I look at my own children ( both born in January)and I almost want to say "weren't you just babies only yesterday?" It's almost as if I just blinked and now they are 2 and 6 years old. Every season and holiday this year will be a new and wonderful experience for you and life will seem so much richer. I have moments when I feel so humble and greatful that God in his infinate wisdom decided to give my husband and I two such wonderful blessings. I'm sure you and your husband can relate to these feelings. God is so good.HJ

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

Congratulations, Anna! I am overjoyed for you. Blessings to you, your sweet baby, and to Mr. T as well.

Gombojav Tribe said...

Or with a little practice you can nurse the baby and blog! (Or nurse the baby and make the three year old a peanut butter sandwich at the same time.)

LOL!

Milton Berle once said that if evolution were true mothers would have grown a third arm by now. So true!

Susan B said...

Dear Anna,
Thank you for the update. Enjoy this precious time with your new little one and husband. I enjoyed being able to breastfeed my daughters also. Our children do grow up so fast. My oldest daughter got married last month.

The flowers you received are lovely, a beautiful color. Your husband took some beautiful pictures. I especially like the one where the tree is silhouetted against the sky. Thank you for sharing them.

Have a lovely weekend.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful landscape!

TheRetroHousewife said...

I have to tell you Ana, I come back to your page a few times a day because the pic of little Miss T brings a smile to my face, she is just the cutest little baby I have ever seen! ( my daughter is beautiful now but as a baby she looked more like a linebacker!!)

S. Belle said...

I am so happy for you. Isn't nursing one of the most awesome things? I absolutely marveled at how God allows women to feed their children. It's so beautiful. I enjoy nursing both of my children.

And, it is such a great way to get rest.

Many blessings to you!

Kelly said...

Anna,

I've been absent from your site for a while, but was so happy to see that you have your precious little one in your arms. Littl Miss T is absolutely beautiful.
God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, seeing such a beautiful little child makes the things my husband and I are sacrificing to save money to adopt a child not seem like sacrificing at all.

Melanie

Swylv said...

she's lovely! and orange roses are my fave! I normally get to take some home after the monthly Shabbat services with some friends

Anonymous said...

Name? I'm anxiously anticipating... :)

Nurse Bee said...

Congrats on your baby's birth!! It gets even better when they learn to smile!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely. Have you and Mr. T decided upon a name for Miss T?

psuklinkie said...

Mrs. T,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful blog. You share so much beauty and make such interesting, thought-provoking statements.
I hope the Lord continues to bless you and your family.
Best,
--amanda

Tracy said...

Beautiful pictures but your daughter outshines them all. Enjoy these days go so fast.

Civilla said...

I am glad things are going so well for you and the baby. Loved the picture of the landscape taken by your husband. You are blessed to live there.

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful time of discovery for you & your baby, Anna. It really does pass all too quickly.

The roses sent by your husband's co-workers are breathtaking. Flowers that color are among my favorites.....so cheerful.

I pray things will continue to go well for you. :o)

God's blessings!
Brenda

The Author said...

Mazel Tov!!!!! to you and your sweet family! May HaShem be with you and bless you!

Thursday's Child said...

Mabrook! What a beautiful little girl!

MarkyMark said...

Anna,

Your DH DOES have an eye for capturing beautiful shots-wow! He's got a knack for photography...

MarkyMark

Mrs. Wayne Hunter said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful child!

Kelly said...

I just wanted to stop by to offer you an award. You can receive it from my blog. It is a loving mother award.

Tammy said...

Nursing and caring for a little newborn is such a wonderful experience. Enjoy these days, and tuck away those sweet memories... They will make you smile for years to come!

I hope your recovery is coming along well.

:o)

Sophie said...

Anna -

Congratulations again on your beautiful daughter (I can't wait to find out her name, if you choose to share it - but I understand if you don't). Dear Anna, I'm sure you already are, but has it occurred to you to back up your blog? Now it has become her story as well as your own, I'm sure she'll want to read it when she's older.

Sx

Candy said...

Anna, congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter. Once again it proves, "We are fearfully and wonderfully made"

Blessings to you and yours!