Friday, March 27, 2009

Unconditional Love

You think you're going to have it, you hope you will. But there's no guarantee until you have that baby and feel the unconditional love pour down over your scalp, spilling onto your shoulders. The shoulders that suddenly feel pounds of responsibility.

Last night she was up, up, and up again. Runny nose and fever and her just wanting to tear me limb from limb, and cuddle. Then awake too early, nursing too much, crying constantly. Right after her 52nd drink of the morning, I took her diaper off and she bolted faster than I could catch her. Crawling naked with thigh chub is a sight for the weary (that's me). She came back toward me, pulled herself up, and peed on my pajamas. That warm liquid went through to my skin quite nicely and I groaned. Time to get dressed, I guess.

The thing is, she's perfect. She's got all her fingers. She's got a pristine little nose that is perched in the middle of a gorgeous, expressive, understanding face. She dances. Her lymphatic and nervous system run properly. She's completely normal. And we're all so thankful for that. And I know we have it all. But there's one more thing. I would like to inform "influenza" that she is not welcome here and never was {no offense}.

8 comments:

kristen said...

beautiful sarah.....loved it!!! can't wait til drop off so I can catch a glimpse of that perfect little girl!!! love the pic...awesome!

Lillie said...

So awesome right? Look at those big gorgeous pictures that pop out even BIGGER!

So sorry about your night. It's a good thing you wrote the book on the bright side of being a mom.

Jessie said...

hisarah

missy said...

And now I can see all her beautiful-ness without having to pop the picture open.

I love the bolt away when the diaper comes off. It always makes me laugh (although, the aftermath isn't quite as fun;)

Celeste said...

She is so beautiful... despite the fact that she peed on you :) ...hope this sickness leaves your home quickly!

Kristie said...

Sorry to read that sickness has come to your home. Hope she gets better soon.

LeDoux said...

oh look at her bruised head. it seems she is forever sporting a bruise there. sweet, sweet lillie. it's as is she was always supposed to be here. she's always just part of the gang, quietly, happily just part of the gang. i love her!

Ash said...

Oh I'm so glad that my crazy 3 year old added to already "fun" day...sorry but thank you!!!