I should probably warn you... these quick takes can only possibly be about one thing...
I am a woman in love.
I've always had a thing for blondes. I just never thought I'd someday be the mommy of two blonde baby boys! Will I ever be able to stop oooing over those golden strands of theirs?!
There must be a special bond between blondies, because I've never seen Jonah this excited about another human being let alone a new born baby. Watching him hold his new baby brother and literally glee uncontrolably with delight melts my heart each time. He sings to him. He talks to him. He plans adventures for them to do together. Where is this coming from??? Please, please dear God, never ever let it stop!!
I've had so many wonderful moments this week that I'm filing away for as long as I can. One of the best was the first night in the hospital after we stayed up far later than we should've with the post-delivery adrenaline and excitement, we were quickly slapped into reality as we were woken up each hour through the night. Around 4:00am the waking was finally not from a nurse reminding us to feed or checking my vitals, but from our own sweet boy wanting to be held. I was so, so tired that I let his call linger for a tiny bit longer that I normally do. Just as my guilt was motivating me to get out of the bed I hear Daddy jump up and exclaim:
"Alright, that's it!"
Expecting him to tell me to get the baby, he surprises me with his soft whispering to Sam:
"You leave me no choice, but to snuggle and love you forever."
Maybe his daddy is the reason I have this things for blondes... I'm a lucky lady!
We brought Sam home on Bash's 2nd birthday. We were a little worried that a new brother might not have been exactly what he wanted for his birthday....
But I'm pretty sure it turned out to be the best present he's ever gotten! Whether he'll realize that now or in 20 years is to be determined... but I'm willing to be bet he'll thank us one day.
Even though Sam didn't take away from his birthday, Bash still hasn't exactly shown a budding relationship with his baby brother. He does, however, really, really like when I put Sam to bed. He reminds to "put bebe nigh nigh" all day long.
"For this child I prayed ; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there."
1 Samuel 1:27-28
We are a family of 6, Thanks be to God.
I'm joining Jen at Conversion Diary who has a new baby boy of her own.