Monday, November 15, 2010

I love motherhood. The last 20 days have been the most rewarding and amazing days of my life. I never thought I would enjoy waking up through the night countless times to change a diaper or to nurse a hungry baby. I look forward to it. Crazy, I'm sure. But its wonderful and I can't remember the last time I felt so content with life. I'm not going to lie, the first week and a half she was here was almost too easy. She wanted to sleep through the night, and nap most of the day so I was still able to get stuff around the house taken care of. Then week 2 came along and wow, new baby. haha. She only wants me, and I can't seem to put her down for longer than 2 minutes. So the moby wrap has definitely been put to use, and nursing while I respond to emails and edit has become a must. I've always been a multi-tasker, but it has an all new level now, lol.

Harper is growing daily and she looks like a different child all the time. I love day dreaming about the type of person she's going to be :) *sigh* and I try to think of all the things I want to expose her to. For one, we're listening to a little Rachmaninov to start our day. My mom used to play classical music in the car for my sister and I when we were younger and she would have us pick out the different instruments that were playing in that particular piece. To say the least, we had a great appreciation for classical music and I eventually took up playing the violin, which led me down many other incredible paths. I like to think music had a lot to do with it and it all started with listening to one particular song that absolutely moved me when I was a child. It was Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini: Variation No. 18. It actually moved me to tears, and I was only 12. I wanted nothing more than to live my life out like the rhythm of this song, with its great ups and downs. It just sounded like a beautiful love story and a life of passion, and I was determined.

So as we listen to this music this morning, this is my wish for Harper, to grow an appreciation for the arts, and to follow her heart in life.

Here are just a few photos from our newborn session we had done by our great friend Briana! Thank you again Briana!!! We LOVE you!!!!

1 comment:

Foxy Lady said...

So funny! I forgot you said you played before! This is one of my favs! I got the awesome chance one year to play my violin with the Civic Symphony in my old Town in CT... we played this among a slew of other songs.. I just LOVED the piano with the strings! I'm soooo happy you are loving being a mommy! From what I hear it is a wonderfully exhausting experience! I hope you continue to influence the arts in Harper's life b/c you are right! It really helps a person to appreciate life from a different point of view.. and that view is sometimes so beautiful! Just like you and your family! HUGS!