peace and other good feelings

Rebecca Witte Photography - please do not reproduce without permission

we've been warned - she may be placid, sweet and calm now, but just wait, her personality will change.

it might. that's okay.

but right now the most peaceful feeling i can remember encountering, ever, is watching our baby sleep... and there is nothing quite like the excitement and joy that comes over us when we see her learn to hold her head up and turn to a voice, to practice little laughs in her sleep, to smile and coo at us, to grasp my hand when she nurses ...

i want you to know, i think it's pretty great.