soft focus

My friend Shannon told me that her first weeks of life together with their baby son play in her memory in soft focus. She is a photographer and used this visual analogy to describe sort of the blissful, calm, emotion-filled, groggy, overjoyed, sleep-deprived, learning days that followed after his birth. I have thought of this often since we got home from the hospital. It is amazing how a day can be filled with only eating, changing, snuggling, napping and repeating. And how these days are truly the fullest days of our lives, in every wonderful way.

I want so badly to get the birth story written up so that I don’t forget any part. And now that life is moving forward I really want to get this story written so that I can start telling of our sweet transition in real time. I already feel backed up (in more than one way…ahem) with moments and stories to record. I’ll be writing on and off today and hope to have the details up soon. They’re good…and painful. But all good.

5 comments:

heidiboehnen said...

Oh Bec Ivar is so beautiful! I can't wait to hear every single detail and meet him! LOVE YOU!

Kristin said...

Loving learning more about Ivar and your new life together!

sarah in the woods said...

Congratulations! He is so beautiful!

[not the] Best Blog Ever said...

He's such a dolly!!!! Can't wait to hold him.

where the hart is said...

Ivar's little face is soo sweet. What a gorgeous baby, he is so precious. I'm sure he's bringing you more joy than you thought possible. So happy for you :)