Monday, August 11, 2008

This Baby Girl

I can't believe that Eliza is less than two weeks away from giving up her status as "the baby". I am tearing up even as I type this. Eliza is very independent in a lot of ways, but she is still so so cuddly. She comes to me many times a day and just burrows her little head into my shoulder while sucking her thumb. She will sit still on my lap much longer than Theia ever did. I was so worried about how I would be able to love her without resentment when she came since I felt like Theia still was so small and needy of me, and I didn't want another baby to divide my attention from her. Of course every time she looks up at me with her dear, dear smile that just melts me I am reminded of how silly those fears were. Eliza has enriched our lives so much, and Theia definitely benefits far more than she gives up by having a little sister. I love being Eliza's mama. I love it from the moment I open the door to the bedroom she and Theia share to see her look up at me with her proud little smile to say "Hi" (she's very proud of her growing vocabulary), to the moment that Jessie brings her to me to say goodnight when she leans way out of his arms to grab a little mid-air snuggle and say her version of "I love you".

3 comments:

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I have an Eliza too!! She is 7 months old and was our third planned homebirth :) We have a lot in common, you and I! Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.

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-Andrea

Nyla said...

Sweet post. I remember feeling the same way when we had our third. I saw a huge change in child #2 after the new baby arrived..but all for the best!

Bert Ernie said...

Do you know you are making me cry with these beautiful stories?