Sunday, February 10, 2013

at thirteen weeks...

at thirteen weeks you discovered that you had hands, which was silly to watch.  you are putting everything in your mouth.  you are talking away.  i love when i read to you because you talk almost the entire time.  i wonder what you are saying!

at thirteen weeks we played a lot...upstairs, with toys, with hobbes, on our bellies, and under the activity mat...
you also got together with friends.  these babies and these mamas (along with a few others not pictured) have been our lifeline these past three months.  i hope they will be in our life for a long long time.  i hope that years from now we'll make you all lay next to each other on the floor and take photos like this...
at thirteen weeks you seem big.  you in fact are still so small, but you've nearly double in size since you were born.  you weight 12 pounds, 7 ounces.  when i see you standing up i can't help but smile...
we've been playing in your room more.  i hope that you will grow to love this space.  to read hundreds of books, to sleep restful nights, to play with hobbes and friends in your book nook.
at thirteen weeks we watched from inside as dad tried to clear the feet of snow from our driveway.  we laughed a little at him all covered in snow, then we called the neighbors to see if they could come be with you while i went out to help.  pregnancy did a number on my ab muscles...shoveling reminded me of this quite quickly:) ...
at thirteen weeks you finally fit into the onesie that uncle mike sent you with dad's face on it.  it must have been all those chocolate chip cookies that we ate this week...
we spent lots of time cozy inside this week.  we sung songs.  we babbled back and forth to each other.  we got ready to send me back to work, which hurts to even type...and is something that i won't ever be ready for.  i could live here in this space with you for a lifetime.  the greatest three months.  it was so hard at first, but that quickly changed into just pure fun and awesomeness!  i will carry the memory of this time, the past three months, with me for as long as i live.  maternity leave rocked...plain and simple.  

you know what else rocks?  yup...miss maeve!

2 comments:

  1. so sweet...i love these blog posts about all the stuff maeve is doing...good luck tomorrow at work. :( keep your head up, you will make it through.

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  2. I still remember the 13 months I was home with Taidgh and that was 14 years ago. Best (and hardest) 13 months of my life....along with the three months of maternity with the divine Ms. A. These moments with Maeve will be imprinted in your mind and heart forever. Really.

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