Understandably… I have been spending a lot of time looking at this face lately
Is there any better way to spend the newborn days?
Our little man is 1 month today (he must be, even though February has no 29th) and he is growing so fast, literally…
0-3 month clothes Done.
3-6 month, some still fit…
pull out the 9 monthers? NO! I’m in denial.
I can’t wait to watch him grow and start to discover more and more his personality and just who this little man is who has join our family! But at the same time, I just want him to stay little for awhile more, I want more snuggles and time to hold him and look at his precious face.
I can see the changes already in these pictures, I guess there is a lot of growing a newborn can do in 4 little weeks.
I thought once, awhile ago, what the BEST way I can use the time I have with my little children right now? The options I came up with were;
- Photograph everything, always? But that would mean constantly having a phone or a camera between his face and mine, and I have never liked that. (One day I should write about why I never took pictures when I saw the pope(s) in short: I’d prefer the eye contact and many will take much better photos than I ever will!)
- Hold them, cuddle them, give them whatever will make them happy always! But then the house will suffer, my husband and first priority will suffer, and they will grow anyway and probably and be spoiled and do I want that?or
- Do whatever I can to be the best at my vocation, right now. Sometimes that means taking a picture, sometimes its cuddles and wasting time together like Pope Francis said, and other times it will mean teaching them, guiding them, and even disciplining them, still other moments it is in loving and serving my husband or fulfilling my responsibilities inside and outside the house that I am helping them by example and as a guide to their goal: Heaven. Truly that is the best thing I can ever do or give to my children. Now and in eternity.
I am linking this post up with Julie, from the Corner with a View