Tuesday, October 13, 2009

That which consumes and fills me.

Its that un-nameable quality of her eyes. It is blue-grey in color but dances with mischief and desire to be doing the next thing "on her list." She may be all of 8 months old, but her appetite for movement is already insatiable. She went from barely scooting two weeks ago, to full-on coordinated crawling. She covers vast areas in mere seconds, but is not content with this new found ability to explore. She now pulls with her arms and stiffens her legs in a desire to walk along the furniture.

If you were to ask me, she is her mother's daughter. A little "D" in her spunk and determination. She cries only to have a need met and is quickly comforted. While teething like a fiend, her resolve to be on the go has not waned. In awe I have watched as 3 teeth have emerged on top with the 4th to follow soon. Other than some drooling and chewing, she has taken it in her baby stride. She is ever quick to flash a smile, and giggles with glee when we dance and sing with her.

The world may fall down around me. The laundry piles up, the housework halts, and I lose track of time. But we're running on a different kind of time these days. Its baby time. It consumes me and it fills me. Most of all it anchors me. Its makes me feel I am exactly where I am supposed to be.






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17 comments:

  1. What a sweetie pie. I can see why you are so entranced by her and happy in her presence!

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  2. She is such a cutie and who couldn't get lost in those big baby blues? You are so great to open you arms and enjoy every moment with this little one!

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  3. Vicky-
    Sounds like you are having one of those wonderful days of just living in the moment. She is gorgeous!

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  4. Oh Vicky...she is kissable...huggable...beautiful..
    and more. Your post is full of love....her little eyes are full of love too. I'm so happy!!
    She is blessed to have you hug and hold her and share your love with her....
    More photos...more, more!!!
    Smiles,
    Jackie

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  5. How fun!!!!! you're getting some great pictures...I'm surprised you wanna let go at the end of the day.

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  6. Hi Vicky

    this is just the perfect job for you...you are enjoying it so much by the sounds...

    Happy days

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  7. It's a sign you need to have one more baby!

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  8. Vicky that child is just amazing...I can see why time stands still. And her mom is the most blessed mom ever having you to love on the girls all day long!
    love to you ...
    Are you staying warm?

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  9. I'm so glad you all get a chance to see one of the cuties that occupies my days :) It probably helps that I know our time together has a fixed end and the girls will be back in their regular daycare setting!

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  10. Followed you over from Stephanie's blog just to say hi and meet ya. Your little on is just PRECIOUS!!!!

    Mine were once that small, but mine are all big now. =0(

    Ahhh, memories!

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  11. Such a little doll!!! How will you ever get along without her once they return to their other daycare? I would be so sad to see them go! Smiles to you, Vicky:) I'm sorry it has been so long since my last comment. Know that I am always lurking around (even if I'm sometimes a bit lacking in words to leave!)

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  12. So cherubic and so picture perfect. No matter how tense one is, one look at her angelic face would calm one down instantly! Such was the effect one me :) Your description was so cute to read. How have you been doing Vicky? And how is everyone at home? I am SO SO sorry for the delay. I have as always mismanaged my time! Regards to your dad and more prayers for his wellbeing :)

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  13. Nothing comforts and heals like a baby. Squishy bodies that mold to us and heads that lay down on our shoulders. I'm so glad you have lots of joy and distraction in the sweet little ones you now care for. Everyone should have a Vicky to take care of their babies if they have to be away. Does the mama know how BLESSED she is?!

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  14. The girls you get to watch are so yummy! I think taking care of babies is the absolute best way to spend a day.

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  15. She is a cutie. I always find it so weird to see such tiny things crawling or walking.

    It makes me a little sad at times that I didn't not experience this with my children. My daughter didn't walk til 20 months and Cal didn't walk until 3 1/2 so both of them weren't babies any more.

    So seeing tiny tots at playgrounds walking always amazes me.

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  16. She is absolutely beautiful!!! Who could help but fall in love with her!! Baby time!!! I love that!!! Enjoy, my dear friend!!! Love to you! Janine XO

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  17. what a love! these pictures are great and i'm convinced i'd feel much better after snuggling with her :)

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