Thursday, June 25, 2009

little pea

toes

The little one has finally arrived! Today is her one-week birthday.

Forgive the brevity of this post; I am snatching a moment between feeding and napping to eat some lunch and say hello.

The baby, mom and dad are all healthy and doing great. It feels like the three of us are surrounded in a protective cocoon of love and support. As we get to know each other and learn to be a family, it seems we don't have to worry about a thing. Our dinners show up every evening just when it's time to eat; there are stacks and stacks of clean baby clothes and blankets and burp cloths thanks to hand-me-downs from friends; there are so many sweet voices and hearts wishing us well; and there are wise, wise grandmothers by our side helping us find our way into parenthood.

Little Pea is also a wise teacher. I wasn't expecting that. She is patient, loving, persistent, and gives the most incredible positive feedback, even when you're doing something only half-right. She is humbling, and to our dazzled eyes, exquisitely beautiful.

Thanks to all of you for your kind and supportive words, especially at the end of what was a rather long pregnancy! She is more than worth waiting for. Hopefully soon I'll be knitting for her (and others) again, and there will be plenty to say about that.

41 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a sweet little tootsie!

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  2. congratulations on your little pea. hope your birth was beautiful, and that you are blessed with many years of happy parenting

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  3. Yes they are the wisest and most loving teachers. But they still need you, most of all. Have fun.

    Nic xx

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  4. Many wishes to you three for continued happy learning together! Judging from the wee toes, this is a beautiful baby indeed! Congratulations! samm

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  5. And of course, she IS excuisitely beautiful too. When my 1st daughter was born, (after long struggles), my beloved mother asked me (tongue-in-cheek) 'So now I suppose you think that she's the most beautiful baby in the world?' To which I responded 'Yes! But that's because she IS!'.


    End of story.

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  6. Congratulations! Sound like you have learned one of the most important rules - listen to Little Pea. She will tell you how to parent her. Enjoy your babymoon!

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  7. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and the Mr.

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  8. Most wonderful news of the day! Congratulations to the three of you and to the wise grandmothers.

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  9. Congratulations! I couldn't be happier for you. Enjoy EVERY minute.

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  10. Congratulations! That's an adorable little footie there! Rest when you can and enjoy.

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  11. congrats, glad to hear your little one has arrived all safe and wonderful and that you have the best at your side as you navigate these new lovely roads of parenting. there really is nothing better.

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  12. Yay! Congrats! Such an exciting time - enjoy it!

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  13. Oh, I love little baby feet! Congratulations! Enjoy and try to get as much rest as you can while you have some help.

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  14. Congrats! Baby feet! So adorable.

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  15. oh how I love those baby toes, congratulations on your little pea!

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  16. Wonderful! Congratulations on the safe arrival of your little pea.And welcome to the crazy trip called motherhood :-)

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  17. From another old grandmother: Sleep when she sleeps. That advice was given me more than 50 years ago and it was some of the best advice I ever received. So I pass it on.

    Congratulations.
    Judy

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  18. Congratulations on your beautiful healthy little girl! Oh how I miss baby feet (my youngest baby is 8 yrs old). Enjoy!

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  19. Congrats, Fawn. I hope you are all doing well and getting some sleep. I have never heard a baby described as patient before, so you must have gotten a rare gem. I'll get in touch after you've had a few weeks to acclimate. I just have to bring you this cute little thing I knit.

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  20. Adorable little foot. Congrats. Sleep whenever you have an opportunity.

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  21. Congratulations on little pea :)

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  22. Congratulations. Take pics everyday because the time really flies by. Enjoy and rest.

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  23. congratulations, I realy love your blog which inspirated me to make knitted and crocheted clothes for my friend´s little baby...and she is two now...oh so fast:-)

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  24. Congratulations! I agree with the "sleep when she sleeps" and "take pictures all the time" little ones grow so quickly!

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  25. Welcome, new little knitter! Congratulations!

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  26. welcome, little pea!
    what gorgeous toes you have.
    big congrats, mama!

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  27. Congratulations!!! And welcome to the mummy club, a very exquisite and special one.

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  28. There is nothing cuter than baby toes.

    You have been blessed!

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  29. Congratulations to all the family. Look forward to watching her blossom on your blog! Special days for you, my youngest is 10 now so I miss the baby days. Have fun together and grab the sleep while you can!

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  30. sniffle!!! smooch those little toes for me, welcome baby pea!

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  31. Congratulations! Enjoy every moment, but I think you already are.

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  32. congratulations fawn!! so so happy for you! much much love to you and your family. xox

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  33. it takes so long for them to get here just so that it feels like they have always been... congratulations, best of everything to you!

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  34. Yay! Beautiful foot photo - that is my favorite part of a new baby. The little feet!

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  35. Congratulations! Sleep when you can -don't worry about us- we'll be here when you have time for us-baby comes first!

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  36. Congratulations and welcome to the world, Little Pea! My own son was just born the 24th of June ~ aren't they so sweet?

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  37. Thanks for showing off Little Pea's foot. Adorable. Congratulations on your newest addition to your family.

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