Friday, November 19, 2010

3 weeks old

Dear Baby,
You are 3 weeks old today, and I already am starting to forget what life was ever like without you. What was the world like without those sweet lips, or that tiny bottom? I stay up most nights while quietly feeding you and I memorize every inch of that precious angel face.

I thank the Lord each night for you as I stroke that long black hair. And I wonder, where did you get that hair? I look at your eyes and watch them get darker and darker each day. I am so amazed by how dazzling those chocolate brown eyes are becoming. I pray over you while you eat and ask that He take care of you, that He watch you breathe in and out each night so that I can sleep and not worry. But mostly, I talk to the Lord about who you will become.
These are sleepless times right now, but they are sweet times. Times that I will forever remember. I will never forget how you cooed when I sang a Nichole Nordeman song to you or how precious your tiny cry is, almost a deep raspy cry. Excellent for jazz I think.

Oh my love, I adore you...even when you won't let me sleep.
Love, your mama.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A monumental day

Dear Baby,
You were born.
There are no words to describe how I feel about you, how content I am, how totally happy my life is with you in it. I thought I would be sad that this was my last baby, that I would no longer feel a baby growing inside me. Instead I feel such joy such complete happiness because I got you. I will never forget this feeling, not as long as I live.
Olivia Violet Cosette Warkentin the world is a better place with you in it.
Your mama