I may be a self absorbed person. I am really enjoying reading the blog and facebook posts of a friend who just had their first baby. And all I can do is smile and relive the first few days of Laci's life. Bringing her home, taking her on a walk, feeding her and changing her in the middle of the night. Just staring at her all day long. I have been blessed with two great newborns. Laci had a period when she was 6 weeks old that was tough. We struggled for a few weeks. But other than that, the beginning was great. I remember hearing from so many others about that moment with your newborn when you get home and you just stare at your baby and think "now what?" I really looked forward to that moment. I loved that moment. I love hearing about other's birth stories and reliving my kids births. They were so different. Calvin's was the best ever - two and a half hours of labor and bam, he was out. Laci's, not so much. Perfect is not how I would describe it. It was horrible.
I do the same thing at weddings - I just relive my wedding and think about how perfect it was. There are very few things, if any, that I would change. It's ours and it was perfect. Of course, I may have rose colored glasses and would have thought it was perfect if was in the middle of a blizzard and everything went wrong. It was perfect because that was the day Charlie and I got married and our family began. Maybe more on that another day.
I remember hearing from others that babies grow up too quickly. And it does. I still can't believe Calvin is 9 months old already! It seems like so long ago and just yesterday at the same time that I was pregnant with him. I don't want to give this new family any advice - it would all be cliches anyway. It really just has to be lived! So I will keep reading as long as they will share and as happy as I am for them, I will only be thinking of myself and my special time with my babies.