Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Sun


You are the light of our lives: this morning I was reminded of that fact
in such a beautiful way.


Everyone in Minneapolis was charmed by you, Orion:
your smiles are infectious, your laughter and coos just as much so
and your evening fuss has become adorable and nuanced:

you have a language for your complaints just as you do for your joys.

When you are hungry and no boob is forthcoming you say, "Iiing Iiing Iiing" in a very conversational way, trilling up and down the range of your new voice
showing your gums
until you're fed.

I liken you to a grumpy old man at a town hall meeting, complaining about the stop sign on Grant;
"And another thing!!...." 
until you fall asleep in your soup at Denny's.


I kiss your forehead right where your temple makes an indent. 
It gives as only young skin can,
 like spongecake under my lips.



Two flights under your belt now and you are a champion
mostly sleepy from the white noise of the plane's engine, ears unbothered by the rise and descent
eating and napping in my arms
getting diaper changes 31,000 feet above the earth, all smiles while we sweat
with the fearful trembling of the New Parent...

Tiny Tatey, we love you beyond love:
thank you for choosing us
.


xoxo,
Mama the happy Nomulan Milk Slave


11 comments:

Cat said...

this is what it is all about A
wow
so awesome to be able to see into this small window of your ever blooming life...
thank you

you both gave me great joy today : )

love and light

thewindhover said...

What a darling, sweet boy you have there. Aren't those intent smiles and gazes during/after nursing precious too!

AnDee said...

Honestly...
How could he not be laughing buddha happy?

xo

alicia said...

your words are every mesmerizing.
and your mothering heart so authentic.

thank you for sharing an honest journey.

alicia said...

your words are every mesmerizing.
and your mothering heart so authentic.

thank you for sharing an honest journey.

alicia said...

your words are every mesmerizing.
and your mothering heart so authentic.

thank you for sharing an honest journey.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Nothing pleases me more than to know we brought a smile :)
Xoxo

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Oh my dear Yes - the eye lock - humbling and ancient - he is an old soul!! Xo

Sunny Rising Leather said...

MUAH, my dearest Gibson girl :)
Xoxo
A

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Dear Alicia,
Thank you for being here :)
Xoxo
A

mairedodd said...

what a joyous and beautiful post - you embrace all aspects of the days and nights... knowing how precious each magical nuance is... how lovely this blog will be to have as he gets older...