ups and downs

I look at her face as she sleeps and feel a love so sharp it hurts.

This is important at 5:30 a.m. after three hours of feeding and burping and holding her, when her dependence and vulnerability feel so relentless that I just want to cry.

She is sweetness and light made flesh.

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3 Responses to “ups and downs”

  1. Rachel Says:

    I totally understand.

  2. niobe Says:

    It was a long, long time ago, but I remember that first year — and especially those first months — as seeming to last forever.

  3. Grad3 Says:

    Amen! The other night I just cried when Lil’ P wouldn’t sleep- and then melted my heart when I saw him smile at me during our 3am feeding and change time…

    Congrats on your sisters soon-to-be-born child 🙂

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