I thought, with the recent news, it was fitting that Deb @ Dirty Socks and Pizza wanted to see 'first posts', and mine just happens to be about sweet time spent with my first baby. I was more than happy to re-post my first post.
Original entry dated back to April 23, 2007, well before my blog began, but still my first post.
Wow, what an incredible experience. I just tucked Aliyah into her pretty decorated crib, into the sheets that I made my husband take me on an hour drive to buy. It's the bedding set I found online and wanted to see and probably paid too much for.
All that doesn't even matter at this moment. One of Aliyah's night-time "snacking' times came a little earlier tonight, and I wasn't sure if I should go to her or wait and see if she would go back to sleep, but her cries for me just got louder. As I rocked back and forth in the dimly lit room with Aliyah peacefully in my arms, I realized all she really wanted was me. Yes, she ate, but the love that she held me with showed what she was feeling. I can't even begin to explain the overwhelming feeling of love I feel. All I can do is stare... stare at her pretty little lips as she drifts back off to sleep. Stare at her hair that's sticking out all over the place from the baby oil after her evening bath. Stare at her eyebrows so defined already, just at 7 months. All I can do is stare and hold her closer. Not even wanting to put her back into those pretty little sheets. Just to get one last gaze, one last smell of that wonderful baby scent, one last hug from those tiny little arms, and a kiss goodnight, again. I'll see you later Aliyah, later in the night for another "snack". Another rendezvous in the night to love and hold and smile and wish that this moment in time could last forever.