Archive for October 19, 2012

a haiku to mark the beginning of the end of the in-arms stage …

sitting here on lap / baby squirms to be put down / can’t believe it’s now

crawls across the floor / exploring what’s on the ground / blocks, paper, cars, lint

he looks back often / makes eye contact with mama / big smiles, happy sounds

baby finds pain, too / hurts himself, or feels alone / cries for his mama

pick him up promptly / rock and kiss and soothe and nurse / baby comforted

when it’s time to sleep / baby crawls over, arms up / reaching out for me

pick him up, snuggle / nurse and kiss and rock and sing / baby sleeping now

hold his sleeping form / breathe in the sweet baby scent / these days are so short

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