Tuesday, February 19, 2013

one week at a time...

what a difference one week can make. 

i have always been head over heels for each of my boys the moment i laid eyes on them, but a different kind of love grows in the moments where you learn all about them. all those moments you spend studying your new little babe's face. or waking up in the latest hours of the night to fill their tummy. finding out what soothes them and makes them feel safe. it is all these simple daily tasks that create a beautiful, unbreakable bond between a mother and her child.

there is nothing i love more than watching wrennyn's tiny chest rise and fall with each breathe, and witnessing him jerk and flail when a noise startles him as he tries to figure out the purpose of all his little limbs. it is all these little things that make me remember why i wanted another child. it simplifies me. it reminds me that this is all that matters! every aspect of being a new mom is fresh with every child. it is all just as new to me this time around as it was when I had rowan and brinley. it never gets old. sure there are some things that are easier since i have been a mother before that were difficult the first time around, but I wouldn't ever say that anything lessons with the more children you have. each child is a brand new gift, a new love, and a new little personality to figure out. and even in the small period of a week i feel as if i know so much more about this sweet boy. i know him in a way that no one else does. the little sounds he makes are so easy for me to identify. i know what comforts him. i know what this tiny little growing body needs. i am so lucky to be the one who gets to take care of him and know him in this way. i cannot wait to find all the other wonderful things there are to learn about this sweet baby... one week at a time. 

the first set of photos are wrennyn when he was 5 days old. he still had his black umbilical cord attached - a sweet little reminder of what connected us throughout those first few months.

the second set of photos are him exactly one week later from the above ones. amazing how different he looks already in that short time.

both of these outfit are from the gorgeous online boutique estella nyc i discovered them through a random google search one night and could not get over their beautiful knits. i have never been a fan of making an infant/ baby look like a small adult so immediately gravitated to their timeless designs. i just love the nostalgic feel that the knits give. there are so many brilliant, tiny details put into these pieces you can tell they were designed with great thought and care. my only regret is that i didn't discover estella nyc sooner in life when i had, had my older boys.

find the diaper cover here
find the booties here
find the romper layetter here
find the hat here


primjillie said...

What a beautiful baby! All these new babies on the blogs lately are delicious!

ruffledsnob said...

Primjillie, thank you! I agree I am loving all these tiny babes around

Anonymous said...

That is so cute reading about how much you love to learn about him. He's so precious and I love his little animal!!!

Hannah said...

Last time I visited your blog you were pregnant. :) What a precious little thing! I like scrolling through your fun pictures.

ruffledsnob said...

Oh! You're so cute! We are thrilled you popped back over! Thanks for the sweet words xx