“She laid on my chest & her breathing filled me almost to beyond what I could hold.” — StoryPeople
The sweet pressure of their tiny body on your belly. The sighs and gurgles. The stillness and magic of the moment. Any mother knows this feeling. It’s not long before they are too big to hold this way…or too squirmy. But in the early days, well, I know I could lay this way for hours just soaking in every inch of their newness. Feeling utterly complete. Overwhelmed with gratitude and in awe of the miracle of life. Anyone who has held a baby softly cradled to their chest knows this too.
Welcome Maggie. My last newborn of 2011. You are a blessing, a miracle from head to toe.