We bathe him in the morning when there is light.  He opens his eyes wide and his breath deepens; his body shaped like a frog.  Sometimes in the middle of the night there are bedside lamps on, the whole family is awake and soft words are spoken.  There are so many new methods of communication Thom and I never knew.  Ives is heavier when he is tired.  His breath gives information.  When I feel scared, Thom knows before I tell him.  Before Ives sneezes his eyes get a little glassy.  The floor boards know our dance by heart: the choreography of steps rocking Ives to sleep.  The whole house feels alive and is learning along side us, a forth member of our family.   When Ives calls out, Thom thinks he sounds like a winged dinosaur.  We are all learning so much.  We need new words for happy, for love.  Suddenly all the old words feel insufficient

A thief has broken into my soul.  He left the windows open and the door ajar.  The wind rushes through now.  And everything that wasn't stolen is everything that is important.  




44 comments:

  1. bah his face!!! i loooove him!

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  2. "A thief has broken into my soul. He left the windows open and the door ajar. The wind rushes through now. And everything that wasn't stolen is everything that is important.'

    I want to feel this someday. So beautiful.

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  3. oh my...nothing like a new baby. x

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  4. there is nothing more awe inspiring than a newborn x

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  5. such great words... ives doesn't know how lucky he is to have you two!

    -p

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  6. such sweet words for having a new member in your family. your son looks beautiful.
    and your words are deeply touching.
    enjoy your dance moves, while putting him to sleep each night. (loved that part)
    :)

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  7. a perfect little boy. oh, ives--

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  8. such a beautiful little babe, and oh my you have a way with words. hope all stays well in your part of the world x

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  9. Magnifique bébé et magnifiques photos

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  10. i have no words to describe this shots...it's so touching!

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  11. You write so beautifully. What a precious time for you, thanks for letting us share a snapshot of it with you.

    Lucy xo

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  12. So precious! And what beautiful writing.

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  13. THAT WALLPAPER IS CRAZY AMAZING. Did you put that in?

    Also, your baby is crazy amazing, too.

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  14. how magical of a feeling it must be!

    i love with this post, your words, and that wallpaper.

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  15. Beautiful words, beautiful wallpaper.

    Congratulations!

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  16. your words made me need to remember to breath.

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  17. I remember those days...so lovely you're words.

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  18. i don't even know what to say.
    i can't wait to be a mommy.

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  19. it's so beautiful, i'm pregnant and your words are so emotional (i'dont know if is the right word...sorry). your baby is so cute. i wish you happy days together.

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  20. hello there! wanted to say that your article in kinfolk was beautiful, and so refreshingly pertinent to the meaning of christmas. lovely.

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  21. so, so beautiful.
    i also like your new font.

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  22. Beautiful baby. I remember those first days. There really aren't words for that feeling. I've just discovered your site and I love the photos.

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  23. oh my, that sweet sweet face and that tiny bundled up one to stay warm in the winter air...so precious is he and so sweet are your words.

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  24. oh... beautiful. so beautiful.

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  25. So beautiful and calm! I always enjoy your pictures and stories.

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  26. Your baby is beautiful and your words carry so much happiness my heart squeezed.

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  27. oh my goodness, the most beautiful love poem

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  28. Bewitching poetry. I've never heard anyone speak of parenthood with such immediacy, intimacy, eloquence. You seem to be completely immersed in the experience itself, and yet perfectly capable of translating it to those standing on dry land via language.
    Your life looks beautiful. Love the dreamy picture in the snow, it looks like it belongs to another world. The baby room is magical, with the wallpaper and the tiny toys on the window sill. In fact, the images all seem to have jumped out of a strange and wondrous fairytale.
    Good luck. :) Not that you seem to need it!

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  29. can't help myself, i keep coming back to this face and these words...
    it's one of my favourite breaks. : ) love you, miss you! x

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  30. there is magic in your words, it cast spells..

    babe has suckered lips.. i remember that on my babes.. a good drinker then x

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  31. I love your beautiful blog and so enjoy your posts. good job

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  32. So incredibly cute! Your photos make me want to fall in love and start a family so terribly! Bon weekend ^.^

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