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12 February 2009

Two Weeks Old

Our Gretchen is two weeks old today. It's incredible for me to think that just fourteen days ago at this time I was going through the most intense, overwhelming & satisfying experience of my life. Ryan & I have a hard time believing that time existed before her.

I knew that I would love her, but this is beyond that. I could stare at her for hours. I listen to her breathing while she sleeps, her cheeks are so kissable & soft, her face is so expressive & we absolutely melt when she smiles. This morning before Ryan left for work she gave him such a huge grin that he almost quit his job so he could stay home with her.

Our baby girl, napping in her daddy's lap at eleven days old.

Very relaxed.

Love, love.

She makes us so happy.
She's the best thing that's ever happened to us.

Lastly, a lot of you have been asking about the birth story and I promise to deliver it soon! Our little one, however, likes to feed almost hourly & my one handed typing is bound to bring on a serious case of carpal tunnel. All in good time, friends.

Have a beautiful Thursday afternoon -- I hope the sun is out where you are, since it's certainly not making an appearance here on this rainy, rainy day.




Blogger Pappnase said...

These pictures are sooo cute.

I can imagine how much you love me.

I like this sentence:

"Ryan & I have a hard time believing that time existed before her"

Thats really important for me, because sometimes I´m afraid to have a child. We are not really planing at the moment but I hope we will decide something this fall.
I really do want to have children but sometimes I´m panicking how it will be as a family and if I´m made to be a mother.

I think no one can imagine a life with children before you have some; and I guess its the same after you have kids: you can´t imagine a life without them, as you say.

I wish you all the best.


P.S. sorry for my bad english...


February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Elly said...

:) I love the direction your posts have taken since Gretchen was born, they are so full of love and thankfulness.

Not that your previous posts weren't, but now they are just overwhelmingly so and it's great to see! I'm glad all is going well for you and your boy!

February 12, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger mikki roo said...

I agree with Elly... you sound so full of love and wonder and contentment!! And I think the wee one looks like her daddy =)

February 12, 2009 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger elsa.elsa said...

this post is too beautiful! Ale is sitting on my lap watching me type...I know what you mean about how hard it is to believe that "time existed before". I'm as excited as anyone to hear your birth story!

February 12, 2009 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger poeTree said...

All the photos are very sweet but the first one is the cutest baby photo ever! I saw it on flickr and was going to leave a message insisting you put it on your blog.

Have no fear. Before you know it, you'll be able to nurse, eat, carry on a phone conversation AND update your blog all at the same time. ;-)

A very happy Valentine's Day to your beautiful family!


February 12, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger You are my fave... said...

Oh my goodness. I can't believe I haven't checked your blog since the little one arrived. I've been so busy but there is no excuse for it. I'm so happy she safely arrived and she is so beautiful. Really, really good looking baby. Congrats.

February 13, 2009 at 1:20 AM  
Blogger thewindhover said...

She is beautiful. And you are her beautiful makers - entirely.

February 13, 2009 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

You sound so blissful... I can't stop grinning at remembering and being happy with a tiny baby. I am so happy for you, dear.

And, for what it's worth, I still have a hard time picturing life before my kids. They STILL make me extremely happy. You're at the beginning of a beautiful relationship.


February 13, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

She is just so beautiful Mama! I am glad you all are doing so well. Continue to rest and take it easy. You'll get the birth story done when you get it done ;)

February 13, 2009 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger The Noisy Plume: said...

She finally arrived!

I've been away, so pardon this belated comment:

She's beautiful.
Certainly an angel.
I'm proud of you.

February 13, 2009 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger jordan said...

so unbelievably gorgeous. i can't wait to have a baby (really i'm excited for both the baby and the pregnancy...i'm fascinated by the whole baby-building process. it's amazingly magical). you as a family are beautiful. happy days!

February 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger abby said...

she's gorgeous.

February 17, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

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