Monday, July 1, 2013

Baby snuggles

It's been a crazy busy, exciting long weekend around here. My beautiful niece was born on Friday and I couldn't be happier. Holding that little babe in my arms makes me realize how fleeting time is and makes me miss those baby days. Everyone tells you to enjoy how much they sleep during the days while you can but, oh man, I wish I could go back and tell this to myself just one more time.

Newborns cuddle, sleep, stay in one place, are there when you left them... it almost (almost) seems relaxing compared to the noisy, whirlwind days with a toddler. The days where I plop down on the couch at the end of the day and realize this is the first time I've sat down all day. It's exhausting. Am I the only one who looks back thinking, if I'd only known how easy it was?? haha, okay maybe not easy but different.

Look at how cute and tiny she is!

baby Norah

Congratulations Michelle and Adam, baby Norah is perfect and we love her so much already. I plan on being around for lots and lots of baby snuggles.

Christine

p.s. the exhausted tone of this post may have been influenced by the fact that Mike's been away these past four days on a fishing trip. ha!

p.p.s. Happy Canada Day!!

21 comments:

  1. Hello Christine
    Congratulations on the birth of your niece
    I know the feeling, I miss my baby, but it was a lot of work on those days.
    There are moments for everything and now I am enjoying her 6 year old age
    We are here in the kitchen writing precisely what she wats to do these holidays
    Enjoy your good weather
    xoxo
    Lulu

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    1. Aww, that sounds so nice, Lulu. I can't wait to do stuff like that with Alice :)

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  2. Welcome to the world, Norah!! Congrats, Mama & Auntie!! What does Alice think of her new cousin?!

    Oh my gosh, TOTALLY. These days w/ a toddler tornado feel like daily marathons. Though I was lucky to have a newborn who never really slept unless she was held, ack! #sarcasmfont

    Hang in there, gal! Throw Alice at Mike when he gets home & crack open a fresh bottle of wine....or hightail it to the nearest bar. That's what I did when R returned from a 4 day surf trip ;)

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    1. Alice like pointing at Norah and saying "baaybee" - that counts as love, right?

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  3. I can't wait to snuggle a newborn again :)

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  4. My sweet baby girl's name is Norah Charlotte, and I love that your nieces name is Norah...with an "h". Congratulations!

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    1. Such a beautiful name, Am! You know what, it was such a weird coincidence but Norah was a name we considered for Alice... she was either going to be Alice or Norah!! I love the name so much :)

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    2. I love that! A coincidence indeed! :)

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  5. Congrats Auntie! She's so sweet and tiny!

    I totally agree. I look back on those first couple months with just Madeleine and think "Oh man, that was a cakewalk compared to life right now!". It made me enjoy the first little while with Charlotte a lot more because I was really aware of how short that time is.

    And I hear ya - Marc is on day 4/7 of his trip. I can't *wait* until he's home!

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  6. Yep totally agree! I'm so close to having a newborn again, so I'll let you know how it is the second time around...although I'm going to have a toddler to chase around too, so I have a feeling I'm in for a whirlwind. I also think that each stage has it's bonuses and challenges. Like the sleep thing with a newborn is hard, but the tantrums with a toddler are hard! The screaming and not knowing what the newborn wants is hard, but the constant/repetitive demands of a toddler are hard...It's a really good thing they are cute at every stage! haha. Wait...can we say that when the are teenagers? ;)

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    1. oh boy, Alexa!! I like to pretend those teenage years will never happen... let's hope we still think they're cute!!

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  7. OHhh Congratulations!!! Norah is absolutely precious! <3

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  8. What a beautiful picture. I am honestly so amazed by all of you Mom bloggers out there. I don't know how you Ladies do it. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Amy. Trust there is so much that does NOT get done!!

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  9. Congratulations Auntie!
    I agree- some days I feel like the newborn days were easier. Really, they were just different. It's nice to not have to feed every 2 hours, but man it would be awesome if they would just stay put and not create a path of destruction wherever they go.

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  10. Ohhhh littles... can I echo the mom blogger comment above? You rock. How exciting to have a baby around to cuddle!

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    1. Thanks, Laicie! Newborn cuddles are the best.

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