A friend warned us, that when your newborn baby finally sleeps and you should be getting some rest as well, all you’ll want to do is sit and stare at them. This was just a few days before my due date and I didn’t quite get what she meant.
Now that our precious baby girl has arrived, I find myself doing exactly that: staring at this beautiful angelic face with her tiny hands + toes and the prettiest eye lashes. ALL.THE.TIME!
I think it’s obvious that we fell head over heels when Olivia Joy Leilani joined our little family on July 3 at 6:35 pm. Weighing 7 lbs 5 oz and 19 inches long with a full head of soft + fluffy hair.
That was 2 weeks ago already. Both, baby and me, are doing really well. She has already outgrown a few of her clothes. And with our growing baby girl so does our love for this precious gift from heaven.
Of course, there is no denying how much work a newborn baby is. It is quite humbling to realize that this little being is completely dependent on us, yet completely unique and already a character of her own.
Taking care of a newborn 24/7 goes hand in hand with very little sleep and all its consequences. The other day I took Olivia out for a walk and picked up a couple items from the grocery store.
Only when we got home did I realize that I never took my purchases from the bagging area. Funny enough, I remembered to take the receipt and when I returned to the store with it, my bag was waiting for me.
Despite all sleep deprivation, I can’t help myself but sit in awe and gaze at the beauty + wonder. Excuse me while I am off to do just that 🙂