Thursday, December 20, 2012

Beautiful Child

What a gift this child is!

Norah Dell effortlessly steals hearts every day.

My lips and fingers explore the curve of her ear, the warmth of her neck, the perfect fuzzy sphere of her little head. She is showered with wet kisses from her siblings, and Daddy works to kiss her without scratching her with his whiskers.

She sleeps for 2-3 hours in the afternoon, freeing me up to play with my older children and give them the full attention of my heart and arms. She sleeps for 6-7 hours a night, sweet child, so this mama isn't experiencing the blinding exhaustion one usually has with a new baby.

She's nursing and gaining weight like a champ, her little body figuring out all its functions without much ado.
It's funny how your three year old seems like a giant when there's a newborn in the house.
There are always lots of willing arms to hold Norah so mommy can get a cup of tea or take a quick bath.
Big brother is smitten, and although he'd hoped for a brother, I think he'd fight anyone who tried to take her away from us now.
As I write, Norah nestles in her nursing pillow and starts to rootle around for a nurse. My writing is choppy and disconnected. That's how things will roll around here in the coming while...quick updates without much poetry or style.

I don't give a hoot. I have Incredibaby in my arms.


17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful baby! I am so happy your transition has been so smooth with your sweet dreambaby and siblings! A perfect early Christmas present.

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  2. The blessing of a fourth babe. You're a pro now Stephanie, and she knows it! I'm so, so happy for you and your family as you welcome sweet Norah into your lives. What a joy-bringer she is already.

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  3. Sweet wee one. Congratulations!

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  4. Yay!! Many congratulations. She has such wonderfully big eyes! I'm so happy you are a sleeping mama! It makes all the difference in the world.

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  5. This post makes me very happy. I hope her newborn sleepiness continues in the coming weeks so you will keep getting your rest, too! So pleased to hear she is nursing and happy and growing and that big sibs are all so sweetly adjusting. Can't wait to see you all in a week!

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  6. She's beautyful!!!
    I know exactly what your life's like because we have a newbie here too! Its such a glorious time in our lives... and a bit "choppy and disconnected" too!
    big love.

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  7. Incredibaby looks just like V!!!!! And oh my word, she is GORGEOUS. Just exquisite.

    Hugs to you all...

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  8. Norah is absolutely beautiful! I look at my almost two year old and wonder how it was that she was ever so tiny. Enjoy the sleep. How wonderful.

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  9. She's so cute. I must say I'm a bit jealous of your good sleeper and all of your helpers. Mind if I borrow them for a bit? ;)

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  10. I'm speechless with these photos.How lucky am I to be part of this whole wonderful family.This Christmas will be heavenly.Love nanny

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  11. Gift indeed! She is absolutely gorgeous. I just love her full head of black hair and those Audrey Hepburn eyes. You deserve a good sleeper with three others to care for. It is amazing how one can feel rested with a newborn when that newborn 'chooses' to sleep so well. Don't forget to rest with her on those amazing afternoon sleeps of hers. God has blessed you abundantly.

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  12. Beautiful child is right! Norah is just gorgeous (I so love her name)! Oh my gosh, how I miss the days of having a newborn in the house! I am looking forward to living vicariously through you! xo

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  13. So happy in my heart for YOU, mama-sister. I LOVE that finally you get to experience what postpartum can be if the planets align, you have good support, breastfeeding tips from hour/ day 1, older children instead of a new baby and a toddler in diapers, a healthy baby, and the list goes on. Of course, YOU have grown as a mother especially after your powerful/ empowering birth and successfully and somewhat effortlessly caring for your brood in these early days independent and fierce.
    Keep up the good work......we can't give all of the credit to Norah....you, too, are doing such a magnificent job. Norah gets to be held and loved by Incredimama!!

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  14. She's sooo lovely. Adorable. Also your words aren't poetry i don't care - they have so much love in. <3

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  15. I haven't been checking in on my favourite blogs lately (babymoon here, too), so a late congratulations on your newest daughter. So happy to hear you're all adjusting well.

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  16. oh, she is a BEAUTY! What a little dream. So happy for you all! She landed in a lovely little corner of this Earth, lucky girl :)

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