Sigh... Poet is settling in nicely around here. She's a pretty sweet soul nestled somewhere in between the extremes in her sisters temperments. So far. At first glance - she looks just like Penn. But when her eyes are open - she takes on a look that is all her own... which is just amazing to me. She is amazing to me. It's hard not to get a little emotional when I look around here these days...
Life is rich + full in our house right now. It's a little messy. Upside down. Blurry. But, it's SO GOOD. We have all slowed a bit to find a new rhythm and flow. It's amazing how much has changed. And how little. I love having a newborn... I can say that now. And mean it. Oh, I loved the other two as babies, too - but I am somehow very different because of how much the first two have taught me - which just makes me love them a little more. I don't mind long nights so much. I don't mind slow days. I have come to appreciate the little things that kindly make way for the things I used to think were so big.
These four amazing creatures are my world. I am trying desperately to memorize every moment. Desperately. Because I know that I will barely remember these days and that nearly breaks me. The girls are excited big sisters. They are BOTH really sweet and attentive in their own ways and I did not expect things to unfold that way. I am so happy. It's extra sweet because Dan is able to be with us for a couple of weeks and he is amazing with each one of our girls. Me included.
These guys are settling in well, too. Crash is a seasoned pro at family-expansion, but this is Norman's first addition and pack shift. He didn't really notice at first, but now the crying gets him pacing and he likes to sit or lay by Poet's chair. It makes me smile...
I have the best friends in the entire world... we want for nothing. We are eating like kings and drinking DAVIDsTEA tea like queens. Our freezers are as full as our happy bellies and even our laundry has been tended to... that's amazing and I am so grateful. THANK YOU ALL. "I am so grateful" doesn't sound nearly as thankful as I am... but, I AM SO GRATEFUL. Thank you for the love you've shown us. Interweb friends: thank you for the checking in on me and leaving such beautiful comments and well-wishes. I read every single one. Thank you. So much.
So long January... you brought many wonderful things. Especially her. I will have a Poet-post to share soon.
Today: we are still settling. Poet + I are going to see how she likes spending the day in my painting studio so that I can get back to working on my ONLINE CLASS and getting myself sorted. I am twice as inspired as before and can't wait for February 28th to come. So much newness! I can already feel good NEW things coming.
First, a little coffee. GO!