Thursday, April 21, 2011

I Love Babies

A few photos I took of a beautiful baby girl, Finley Rose:





My favorite:  (it could be my obsession with swaddling that makes this my favorite?)

I am so happy for my cousin and her husband.  This is a much-tried-for first baby, and the journey was not easy.  I told my cousin that when she finally gets her arms around her baby, she will have the gift that some others do not...it's a secret gift that you pay for with heartache, but that pays you back with a double-than- normal dose of appreciation, gratitude, and a heart bursting with an extra-ordinary amount of joy. 

"A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, 
a messenger of peace and love,
a resting place for innocence on earth,
a link between angels and men."
Martin Tupper

28 comments :

  1. Such beautiful pictures. My youngest baby is turning one this month...it feels like she was just barely this small.
    Also, I have to give a shout out to those Aiden and Anais swaddling blankets. Best blankets ever invented.
    Okay, I have to go look somewhere else, cause I am so not ready for another baby yet. No more looking at cute babies today!

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  2. Oh my those are precious pictures...beautiful.

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  3. oh just gorgeous! Congratulations to your cousin!

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  4. Gorgeous photos! Beautiful baby!

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  5. So very precious. And I love the quote.

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  6. Beautiful!!
    There is nothing quite like those first few photos. And the b&w seals the deal!
    Wanting one more of those for sure...and the name Finley is top on our list!!!
    Have a happy day

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  7. When does a woman stop having that yearning when she sees a new born? I really want to know, is there such a time?

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  8. I bet Finley smelled yummy. I miss that. And the snuffly noises they make. Congrats and enjoy to your cousin and hubby!

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  9. Ohmygosh....sooooo sweet!!! Beautiful pictures Sarah!!!!

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  10. Makes me tear up....my baby turns one today, he is my last and I love the newborn stage! Guess I will just steal other peoples newborns and snuggle them!

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  11. Just read my comment again...sounded kind of creepy. I'm not a baby snatcher :) will just temporarily steal them and return them to their parent! :)

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  12. Great photos. What a pretty baby! I agree, after having a miscarriage this year, Lord willing, if we have another, it will be all the sweeter :)

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  13. Oh my, love, love, LOVE that blanket! We have a baby due in October and those sweet baby pics make it seem SO far away!

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  14. Love and joy is just radiating out of the photos! Beautiful pictures, beautiful baby, beautiful mama! :)

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  15. Gorgeous photos. I love a swaddled baby too! Thank you for posting what I feel... about paying with heartache but having more appreciation, gratitude, and joy than I would have had if I had not had to wait for my babies.

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  16. Oh MY! I really want another baby!!

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  17. I just saw you link on Stella's blog and had to stop by.. These photo's are amazing.. So sweet.. My daughter just had a boy.. And I posted his photo with that same quote.. So Sweet..

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  18. It was a challenge for us to have our little and your final thoughts just sum up how we feel so very well. Thanks again for your lovely posts:)

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  19. i love your blog and your you-ness : )
    thank you for your inspiration, tonight is my 30th birthday and i feel so grateful to "know" you and your blog. xoxo. Abbey

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  20. so how did you smell that baby without running out immediately to get pregnant?? 'cause i seriously need to know if there is any hope or if my choices are having 17 children or having a 20 feet baby buffer zone. :)

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  21. What a beautiful baby. You are so right about "the wait" making you more grateful for your children and your role as a mother. I have felt that sweet sense of gratitude in my own life. Love this post...thanks for sharing.

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  22. she looks so fresh. what great pictures and a beautiful post Sarah!

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  23. Omigoodness gorgeous pictures! And I too have a crazy obsession with swaddling so I always appreciate a good swaddle picture!

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