Monday, August 11, 2008

Addiction

Do you remember how it was, after the first couple of times you played Tetris? It's the only thing you wanted to do, you had to start a new game immediately after losing, and you saw little falling blocks in your head before you fell asleep at night?

I've become addicted to the newborn. I can't get enough of his squishy old man face and the powdery smell of his head. If I haven't held him in awhile, I need to go pick him up to get my fix. He furrows his brow and twists his tiny mouth and smiles, showing off a dimple in each cheek.
I marvel at how small he is, at his miniature fingers. I am mindful that this is the last time I will have a four-day-old infant. A six-day-old. A one-week-old.

If Bump takes Lumpyhead and Lula out for a few hours in the morning, I nap with the little guy in our bed. But even when he's not beside me, it's his face I see before drifting off to sleep.

11 comments:

De in D.C. said...

My chest is aching looking at those photos. If the big guy has his way, I'll never again have an infant dependent on me; who I can watch grow and thrive during that initial transition from the womb. Once was just not enough.

Congratulations again to you and your family. If you can make it through this (the birth, the move, everything) you guys can make it through anything.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

God, I love newborns. I love the sleep deprivation, the snuggling, the baby's smell, everything.

I am happy for you. Enjoy every minute.

talkingbudgie said...

He is just so gorgeous. [Squish.]

Em said...

Sending kisses and hugs. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Melissa said...

Keep posting photos and we're all going to be addicted before long. Look at that little smile!

Mom Ma'am Me said...

And no wonder it's his face you see. What an absolutely adorable face it is.

Enjoy, and congratulations!!

mo-wo said...

I sort of thought we were accidental co-sleepers with our little guy, aka our last. But you sort of hit the nail on the head here.

Mind you those dimples are an unprecedented level of cuteness!! How does he make the no-neck/floppy-head thing look extra adorable. Tricky!

Violet said...

I hated the sleep deprivation days, but I miss the newborn smell.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Congrats! He's delicious!

p-man said...

I am both glad and sad that I have been to the vet. What a lovely child.

kia (good enough mama) said...

oh, what a gorgeous baby! my uterus is contracting. must find baby to hold...