one week down

Matilda is one week old today. Already it’s hard to remember what it felt like to be heavily pregnant. Or what it was to spend my days doing things other than feeding a small creature or napping with her warm body on my chest.


Josephine is excelling as a big sister. She has informed me that she loves Tilly more than me now, but that she does still love me some. She wants to love on the baby whenever she can and sometimes, in my opinion, gets a little too into the baby’s space. But that might be because often the baby’s space is my space. She’s very gentle with her. I think Joey would be happy to snuggle her for hours.

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Her downy little head is currently my favorite thing in the world.
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Our village has been taking such good care of us. Our fridge is packed with delicious food and we are feeling the love and oh so grateful.


Ned’s off for another week and then my mom arrives to take care of all of us. Ned’s going non-stop feeding us and tending to us and calming us and will need some respite by then.


I had sort of forgotten how much new babies sleep. And yet I have to sneak in trips to the bathroom. And I’m always tired. I got a three-hour stretch in last night and it was the longest I’d slept in a week. Josephine enjoys catching me when I mix up words and ask her to pack up her shoebox instead of her backpack.


Let’s just say we have good evidence that Tilly can sleep through Josephine screaming. At any hour of the day or night.


I can hear her hiccuping from across the house.


I was changing the baby’s diaper the other day and singing her name –Matilda Louise, Matilda Louiseto try to calm her down (she is not a fan of diaper changes). I turned to Ned and said, “we REALLY gave her an old lady name, didn’t we?” I hope she doesn’t resent us too much.

2 Responses to “one week down”

  • Christina Says:

    Such beautiful sisters!

  • Nancy and Larry Says:

    Matilda Louise. Tilly. We on the farm welcome you with love and joyful greetings. We would have responded earlier but mere words are inadequate to the miracle that is you. Sleep well. Grow. Prosper. Come visit us on the farm when you find the time. Love from Featherstone, Nancy and Larry.