Monday, February 15, 2010

We Are In Deep Smit

Baby girl, a mere six months into your beautiful life and it is safe to say that we are all smitten. Oh yes. We are in deep smit.

You are the most mild mannered, patient, sweet, charming, lovable and loving, feisty and funny, smiley and snuggly, smart and gorgeous baby girl that ever existed. Not that we are prejudice. It is just the truth.

To your brothers the day does not begin with the rising of the sun. They day begins with the rising of their Grace. The minute you awake the boys are smiling and cooing at you. They sing you songs, fetch your toys, and fight over who gets to hold you first.
I'm afraid we may be impeding your development because you are always being held by one of your adoring fans. You are so sweet and cuddly it is difficult to put you down. The boys constantly crowd you. You barely have room to move. I don't know how you will ever learn to crawl or walk. You have zero personal space. But you don't seem to mind.
You have your daddy wrapped around your pudgy little, dimpled finger. You have made your daddy a fan of the baby stage. No small feat. But he tears up when we speak of you growing so quickly. And he doesn't mind his arms and legs going numb if it means that you can sleep just a little longer in his arms.
And your mommy? Well, I feel I've known you all my life. It seems I always knew you would be coming. Even when I wondered if I would ever truly get to hold you a part of me felt you near. Yet you came, this bright light shining, at just the right time. You brought hope and happiness to our whole family when we needed it the most. And now you are here. In my arms. Exactly where you belong.
We are kindred spirits, Grace. I know you. And you know me. It is a soul connection. I never knew there was a piece of me missing until you came into my life and completed me. You completed our whole family.
Thank you for being my daughter, Grace. I can not thank you enough. For making me a better mommy. A better woman. For showing me a new kind of love. For completing our family.
You are loved.

34 comments:

Jana said...

Okay so I shouldve grabbed the kleenex before I started reading. Thanks for sharing Grace with us, I love all the pics and the sweet stories. so much fun!

tweetey30 said...

That is great. She is so beautiful..So is the rest of your family... I love reading about them and your adventures...

Burgh Baby said...

She is absolutely gorgeous, as was this post.

Mom24 said...

Kat that's so beautiful. I'm very, very happy for you.

Emily said...

With eyes like those and cheeks that sweet how could you be anything but smitten! She's a doll! And I cant' believe she's six months already.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Look at those great photos! Little Grace is gorgeous and how great that she has three adoring older brothers. I think I'll share this post with my THREE older brothers.

Cassie said...

Awww you two look so sweet together! She is just so adorable, it is absolutely no wonder that you are all head over heels for her!

Jaysi said...

Awww, she is a doll!!! What a lucky little girl she is to be so loved!!! What a sweet post!

Not Your Aunt B said...

She looks like a doll! She is such a beautiful baby. And has such a sweet temperament. What a wonderful post. I love that she is adored. All children should be that way and I bet all of yours were. It's just that she's just a doll, that Grace!

Tonya said...

what a sweet post for such a cute little girl!

Hattie said...

Great now I want a little girl after reading this. I don't think my hubby will be happy w/ you!!! Ha!

Such a sweet post! Love the pics, so cute!

Dawn said...

Awww...that made me a little teary! You are all truly blessed. :)

Hilary said...

What an angle face. And "deep smit"? I might have to steal that. ;)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I love this post. I know that love for a daughter, too. And you know what? We keep on staring at her and smothering her with love and she keeps on eating it up. Grace has grown so much! She's such a beautiful baby. And that shot of her in Daddy's arms is just beautiful. (And Daddy is pretty cute! Go Kat!)

Elaine A. said...

So, so beautiful. I'm crying over here and can feel SO MUCH love from this post. You are just the sweetest family... Happy 6 Months of Grace to you all!! :D

DysFUNctional Mom said...

This is SO beautiful, Kat. I'm glad you get to experience being a mother to a daughter. It's so special.
And you both are beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Oh Kat! You brought tears to my eyes. That was such a sweet post. She is adorable and so loved - it's insanely evident how much you all cherish her. What a special little girl!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You ARE ALL in deep smit! This was too sweet a post!

Kelly said...

Awww, she is so sweet...and halfway to a year already!! She is definitely one loved little girl. Beautiful pic of you and her at the end of your post!

Jeni said...

Easy to understand the "deep smit" with your little Grace! She is beautiful now and it boggles the mind to think she gets more beautiful by the day doesn't it? I know that feeling all too well -especially with my grandchildren! If you think this connection with Grace is special, just you wait till you have grandchildren and you'll see that stuff magnified 10 times and more, over and over again! Peace!

Rima said...

Oh, she came here for a reason, that's for sure! You have an amazing family, Kat!

Lady Mama said...

What a lovely post! You have a beautiful family.

Momisodes said...

I can hardly believe 6 months have passed already!
She is such a beautiful girl indeed. I can see why you are all so smitten :) Happy 6 month birthday!

Jill said...

Oh she is a YUMMY munchkin. Y'all look so happy... so very, very happy!

Fire Hunt said...

I love the photo of you and her at the end.

theblankiechronicles.com said...

oh, chills. and understanding-- when our daughter made us a family of five, it seems like things settled, shifted, were made whole. A girl and her mama-- there really is nothing quite like it.

Beck said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Your family is full of grace, truly.

Krystyn said...

Awwwww...stop making my uterus hurt. Deep, deep pains.

How could you not be smitten with that beauty?

And, nestled in daddy's arms? Priceless.

Wendy said...

So, so sweet.

CC said...

awwww! I'd be pretty smitten too!

lime said...

what a fortunate little lady

Karen Deborah said...

ahhh feelin the love.

painted maypole said...

oh, so sweet. post like this make me wish I had been blogging through MQs baby years!

Dianna said...

OMGoodness! I can remember when you were at the *thinking about another one* stage. {It was a GREAT thought too!} WOW! One tiny person can change your life in HUGE ways...
LOVE this post SO much!
{Love that pic of you and your girlie even more!}

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A new day that you have never lived before.
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