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Monday, April 11, 2011


Adeline will be six months old this week, and boy is the "it goes by so fast" statement that I've heard so many times is ringing so true. At least the one hundred or more folders full of pictures on my computer are there when I feel that I'm losing time... and as I type I'm pausing in between sentences to look back. I'm not getting too much further than the 10/17/10 and 10/18/10 folders. These are the first 24 hours of us and Adeline. In the very room that I am sitting right now is where Rach and I saw her for the first time, I see photos of the pool with Rachel calmly wading staring at me with more Love than I have ever felt as I take her photo. Candles light up some photos of rachel and I as children.

Photos of Rachel in the middle of "rushes" looking more beautiful than ever, and the definition of strength and peacefulness. The birthing pool in this photo shows that it was in the corner where our French chair is now. A photo timestamped at 11:55pm shows our midwife hovered over us (I am now in the pool sitting behind Rachel holding her). Which was only minutes before this picture was taken...
And that photo was taken about 10 seconds before I turned into a crying mess (in a happy way, obviously). The feeling that I had that day hasn't faded, Rachel and Addy are my everyday joy and happiness, and that last sentence was written about 2 seconds before I once again had tears of love.
And it just my be because I saw this photo again.

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10 comments:

amanda said...

Oh my tell me about it lol!! 6 months happened to me today and it's just too fast!

Jazmyn said...

I started crying when my daughter turned 6 months. I'm sure it will be worse on her 1st birthday in a few months. I wish time would just slow down sometimes!!

b harper said...

Wow, Adeline was gorgeous from the very moment she was born! Let's be honest, most babies look a little wild at first...

These pictures are great. I want another baby right now.

Kristina said...

Beautiful - both the photos and the words written. Adeline is a lucky girl to have such an adoring daddy!

Mom/Grammy said...

That brought the rush of tears to my eyes, too! All those feelings of intense emotion - they are a permanent part of my heart - and hopefully my memory! :)

I love you all!

Danielle said...

Oh wow. This post made ME tear up. And that photo in the tub...it's one of the most beautiful photographs I've ever seen!

You have such a beautiful family, Don!

Jess Craig said...

beautiful don!

Christa said...

what precious moments!

Adeline's Daddy said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone! It means a lot to me.

allie said...

this is so beautiful. your family is adorable, so so much love and joy all over! happy 6 months addy.