Thursday, October 24, 2013

DRINKING YOU IN



As the days roll into months you grow and develop before my very eyes. You are alert, aware and abundantly flamboyant.

During the days you are content to watch your brother and sister as the tear around the house. They often pause momentarily to flap your arms like a bird, rolly polly you along the floor or sing you a snippet of whatever song is on their lips at the time.

Once night time comes around you can be found sleeping in your dadda's arms or resting snugly in the bed between us both. You nuzzle your face into the soft linen and close your peepers, if only for a couple of hours at a time.

Naturally, you delight us all with your eager giggle, tiny features and melodic coos but I'm sure you delight me most of all.

You, darling Elke, give me reason to pause. To sit and be still while the crazy continues to unfold around us.

You fit snugly in my lap while you feed, letting your hands wander and explore my face - my lips, nose, eyes and chin. Gently they go, searching searching.

17 comments:

  1. She's absolutely delightful Em :) Those gorgeous blue eyes can make anyone's heart melt!

    Sophie xo

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  2. Delightful! Yes, treasure these moments....they don't last very long.

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  3. Lucky mumma, lucky sweet girl.

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  4. oh that trick of delighting the mama whilst keeping her up all night... I remember that!!!
    adorable Em

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  5. beautiful words for a beautiful girl

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  6. Oh wow, this is just lovely - and so are the pictures!

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  7. Omg those eyes she is perfectly gorgeous, I am glad you are taking time to be still and enjoy your baby Elke,they grow so quickly and learn to say no too soon.Lovely post Emily xx Lisa Mckenzie

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  8. Oh I remember those searching fingers while my boys were nursing. Sweet memories. This is a beautiful post. :)

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  9. Beautiful writing. And beautiful connection you two have.

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  10. What a peach em, Elke is so lovely, a lovely range of images. How time moves fast, feels like yesterday we were seeing newborn images, now Xmas is around the corner x

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  11. Beautiful photos. Just gorgeous.

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  12. Oh little darling! Look at those bright eyes. I have a feeling she charms all who meet her.

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  13. Beautiful words to match some wonderful photos!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em