Saturday, April 10, 2010

say it ain't so

i switched out half of Ephraim's sleepers.
i got him weighed at his 6 week appointment - which happened at 7 weeks...
& he was just over 13lbs.
The smallest of the boys :) but apparently, big enough to outgrow several of his littlest sleepers.
Have i mentioned how much i love this baby?

The past 2 nights he has slept for 9+ hours - & has woken hungry... but still smiley.
Sometimes i'm wordless - silent, staring at his little face...
Unexpected treasure he was...
Funny - the shock i felt when i found out he was coming - since now i can't remember life without him. He has become this pivotal member of our family - our precious baby - Gagey's little brother, Cairo's darling, Peyton's plaything...

& so - i folded those tiniest of sleepers,
& put them away.
& in one motion pulled out the next size that it seems to me Gagey wore yesterday & slipped them into Ephraim's drawer.


Lesley said...

There's a beautiful poem by TS Eliot called The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock. I am sure you know it. "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;". Perhaps it is more accurate for the Mummy to say, "I have measured out my life with baby clothes." Bought, borrowed, passed on, taken out again with each new addition to the family. They help us measure the concrete (growth) and the abstract (time).

Tristy said...

Beautifully said Lesley.


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