Saturday, November 7, 2009

Clementine, 2 weeks old

This little punkin' is really starting to "wake up" a bit, with longer (daytime) awake, alert periods and more interest in her surroundings. Richard especially is really enjoying that. Mama's feeling it to be a bit more bittersweet. Those very first newborn days are so incredibly precious, and over so soon.

"In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other, the tranquil sky reflected on the face of the mother nursing her child."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh in
Gift of the Sea

Grace and Clementine enjoying a nap together.


e&e said...

Sooooo with you on the bittersweet feeling.



Bradley said...

That last picture is beyond wonderful, Melissa. And great quote, too, Gift from the Sea is one of my favorite books...It's been a long time since I read it...should again.

Bradley said...

The last comment, is actually Sarah, not Bradley (-: