Already 2 months old, this was the first time you met your much longed-for baby cousin. The excitement in our house had been growing for months and now it was time. So tiny she was and the love shone out of your faces as soon as you met her. You are all so loving and maternal (/paternal) towards babies and so happy that this one belongs in our family. A beautiful, tiny, baby girl. A new cousin. The first girl cousin in our family. I’m so happy and proud to see how loving you all are to smaller humans than you. So wonderfully caring and kind and gentle.
You all took turns to hold her gently on the cushion and marvel at her tiny hands and toes. How could a baby be so tiny? Half the size of you lot when you were born! So perfectly tiny.
Then you looked up at me later littlest one, with your head on my tummy and pleading eyes and asked “just one more..?” … Those days are over in our house but I know you will be wonderful cousins to this lucky little girl and we are so lucky to have her.
Your Aunty and Uncle have done a wonderful job since this first meeting and she has nearly doubled in size already but it’s so lovely to have these photos of your first meeting together to look back on. I wonder what games and mischief you will all get up to together in the years to come? I can’t wait to find out.
Welcome to Artifact Motherhood. This is a collaboration of artists from around the world who have come together to share our stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Through our writings and visual records we want to create memories that are more than photographs with dates written on the back. These are the artifacts we are leaving behind for our children and for generations to come.
Go next to the wonderful artist, Leila Balin to read her post in our blog circle.