Tuesday, August 18, 2009

7 Weeks

Seven weeks. Our little baby Elijah is seven weeks old already. 7! Where has the time gone? For those of you that are apart of the world of motherhood, you know what I mean when I say, I do not feel like it's been 7 weeks - I feel like it's just been one giant day. The constant nursing, the constant time and attention toward the baby, and the sheer exhaustion of it all. The days that roll into nights that roll into days that roll into nights... BUT, I have to confess something: I LOVE IT ALL. Why? Because it's my baby boy. It's my precious Elijah, and I just cannot get enough of this sweet little boy. I can't. I walk out of the room for a second, and I actually miss him. I love watching him, kissing him, snuggling him, holding him, rocking him, singing to him. I love nursing him in the middle of the night. I love that special time that he and I get together. I love his cooing and his now real smiles of delight. I love his ridiculously long and crazy hair. I love his cute little button nose, and his adorable little chin. I love his itty bitty teeny tiny toes. I love his soon-to-be-pudgy baby thighs. I love his sighs of contentment when he's full, or being cuddled. I love his curiosity and his desire to see everything. I. Love. Him. I love him. This undying love I have for him...it's so hard to express. But I am full to the brim with absolute love for this sweet sweet baby. And more and more everyday, I am in awe of our sweet Savior, and the love that he has for us, His creation. If this is how much I love my baby, I cannot even imagine the magnitude of the love our Savior has for us. We are so incredibly blessed - blessed to be children of God, and blessed by God to have children. Thank you dear sweet Jesus, for this unbelievably precious and most beautiful gift - our sweet baby Elijah.
Being a mom is everything I had hoped it would be, and then so much more. I love every teeny tiny aspect of it, and I am just in awe of this tiny creation God has blessed us with. I love watching him grow and learn and become more and more alert each day. Parenthood is much much more than I ever dreamed it could be. I know, I know...first time Mommy here...but I just cannot help myself. I am 100%, undeniably, undoubtedly, head-over-heels in love with our beautiful little baby.
This little collage of pictures is chronological - from week 1 to week 7. Can you believe how much he's grown and changed already?