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snapshots | life lately

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every morning, around five or six, our alarm goes off in the form of a little squeal or whimper. he makes slight sounds that wake us instantly; his way of letting us know the day is ready for us all. we move slow and quiet. 

i turn to him in his bassinet next to me, smile and whisper, "good morning, my love" and i am met with a tiny grin and a deep gaze.  i gently pick baby nash up, still tightly swaddled, and feed and soothe him back to sleep. i feel like our new family routine is slowly forming and i find myself smiling throughout the day as i ponder this new life, as a family of four. 

to the new momma's | i really feel like week seven is the 'magical week' ... the time frame when you start to feel like yourself again. (something that is usually dearly missed - after about eleven months of feeling quite foreign to your own body). so if you are in the early weeks, you got this. and try to be gentle with yourself.

the love that let us share our name


if i get murdered in the city
go read the letter in my desk
don't bother with all my belongings 
pay attention to the list
make sure my sister knows i loved her
make sure my mother knows the same
always remember there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name
always remember there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name

nash's newborn photos

hello world
hello day, hello night

here i am 
glowing bright

filling the days
with joy and a smile

and i will stay
for a long long while

baby bird

"Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without the words 
and never stops- at all.

all sweetest- in the gale- is heard
and sore must be the storm
that could abash the little Bird 
that kept so many warm.

i've heard it in the chillest land
and on the strangest sea
yet-never- in extremity,
it asked a crumb- of me.
-emily dickinson- 

read and listen + a summer playlist

may my heart
always be open
to little birds
who are the
secrets of
living
- e.e cummings