My life has been anything but mellow lately, it's almost getting humorous how the things keep piling up. I feel like a catastrophe just waiting to happen as rotten things keep occurring to those I love and things around me.
Incidents that would normally be major, like a bite from a tick on Ry's neck which is getting treatment for lyme, and overflowing washing machine that leaked so much soapy water it came through the ceiling on the floor below are nothing compared to some of the other stuff in the works. Beloved ones are fighting for their health and their struggles weigh on me constantly.
Life is full...last week of school events and non-optional appointments and commitments fill the calendar. BUT tonight when I arrived at my session and saw new baby Kate any bits of saneness I still clung too were swept away in an overwhelming case of baby fever!
Be still my heart. Little newborn toes and fingers. Wrinkly back skin and the tiniest nose and sweet kissy lips. Nevermind the milky breath and baby fresh aroma...I was in big trouble from the start.
A perfect baby girl who slept away while I worked with her lovely family. We laughed at how it would be awesome if babies could just hang out in bowls like this and sleep and be adored. Yes, every case of baby fever soon passes. It was just yesterday my three looked like this and I was in newborn heaven and overwhelmed by the nursing and soothing and sleeplessness involved. Now two are bigger than me and what I wouldn't do for a sleepless night with a crying newborn at my breast. Milk, love and sleep all seems so much simpler and do-able than the problems kiddos face as they grow into little people.
So, now I have faced my reality again, and moved on from my severe bout of baby fever. I am so grateful for the time I had with Kate and can't wait to work on the rest of tonights images so I can bring Momma the proofs and get another round of cuddles in.
good night friends...those of you with wee ones hug them close and breathe them in. These days that seem like forever now will seem like they passed before you in a blink of an eye in a few years.