Hello, Dearest Lou readers! I am Abbey, from Along Abbey Road, a life and style blog.
I am crazy excited for Cecilia being a new mama and tickled pink that she asked me to share my own favorite experiences as a new mama.
Babies are miraculous, complex beings. Babies are also tiring and testing beings. I remember that first moment I sat on the couch with Luke, just the two of us. Both Matt's mom and my own had made their rounds teaching us their best-practiced mothering skills and Matt reluctantly went back to work.
There sat this helpless, wrinkly, perfect human in my arms. I was terrified and thrilled all in the same moment. I already knew him from the kicks, flutters, and rolls we shared those last 10 months, but now he was really there. Tears flooded my eyes that we had been blessed to rear and direct this amazing soul.
I will never forget the feel of Luke's silky almost translucent skin. The smell of his tiny body curled up under my chin. The softly pleading and adorable cry. The way he reached up his tiny, 1-inch hand to mine while he fed, reassuring me that I was his favorite and most-needed person in the world.
Those are the moments that we mothers live for.Congrats, Cecilia! Enjoy that squishy, handsome newborn babe of yours!