i licked him


It was shocking.
I was holding this perfect little baby.

I couldn't help but question where in the world he had come from.
How did he get here?
How did he end up in MY arms?

I was struggling to wrap my head around the past 24 hours, thinking about how hard I'd worked to bring him into this world.

This baby I'd thought I'd never hold was looking up at me with clear bright eyes.

Without thinking, I leaned down and licked his little forehead.

He was mine.
I was his.

It was real.

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13 comments :

Rach said...

What a beautiful picture!

Lauren said...

Ohhhhhhh... this made me feel so many things! I love it! You go ahead and lick your kid! I still lick mine!

Anonymous said...

That somehow makes so much sense! :-)

Diana said...

Sooooo beautiful! <3

Kakunaa said...

LMAO. I love you. Licking seems totally normal. Taking him in with all your senses.

Brenda said...

I agree with anonymous, somehow that makes perfect, perfect sense! I hope you are loving every minute of being his Mommy!

Tara & Mark said...

Awe, Congrats! He's adorable!

Ashley said...

gorgeous! congratulations and go soak up this time together.

marwil said...

Thanks for sharing this, it must be shocking to suddenly have a little life in your arms. Beautiful picture.

Anonymous said...

He is gorgeous! Congrats!

jjiraffe said...

Beautiful baby, beautiful photo! Congratulations!!!

Miss Mac said...

Love! Permission to lick mommy! :)

Em said...

I did the same thing when my daughter was born. I had to. Couldn't resist.

 

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