Livy was about 4 weeks old in this picture. A weaker version of myself would be embarrassed by my postpartum puffiness and sleep-bedraggled hair, but this is one of my favorite pictures of Livy's early days. I remember this nap because it was one of the first where we were both able to catch a few winks and, therefore, one of the first times that I thought that I could handle new parenthood with some finesse and ease. Maybe it was the oxytocin-inducing snuggles, maybe it was the sleep, but this nap solidified Livy and me as a collaborative team in this new adventure together. It seems to have worked well so far.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Best Day Ever
Today is Olivia Lee's first birthday party ever! Her real birthday is a few days from now, so I can't get too weepy and poignant and nostalgic yet. But a little bit of weepy, poignant nostalgia never hurt anyone. Consider it an appetizer.