Five Little Weeks

by | May 22, 2012 | Little Daughter, Little Lady, Little Weeks | 7 comments

Harlow 5 weeks


Some days drag. Today was one of them.

But then, there is this little face. This precious child, this little dream come true.

Five weeks. Gone. Just like that.

And still, I can't quite believe that we have a daughter.

Sometimes, out of habit, I catch myself calling her 'little man' or 'sweet boy.'

Changing her little butt is still a thrill – so not used to girl bits. Not at all used to it.

Dressing her is out of this world. It's just that good.

She is stacking on weight like a little beefcake but when I shower with her, that slippery little body is still so tiny in my arms.

I kiss her lips one thousand times a day. I think she likes it. I'd still have to do it even if she didn't.

Her little cheeks are dotted with rash at the moment – I think it's the milk/hormone thing. She's never looked more beautiful to me.

We are accidental co-sleepers. She goes to sleep in her bassinette then when she wakes at around 3.30am, I bring her in with me for a feed and we both fall back to sleep. At some point, I move her so that her head is beside me and she likes to sleep with her little cheek resting against mine. I can feel her breathing. She barely stirs. I am always half awake and aware. It definitely works out better for her sleep than mine. But I don't care. Having her so close is heaven.

Oh, Harlow Rose. You have completed this picture so beautifully.


Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Dani

    oh the joy…it does fly too fast. She is just a gem….and I can just imagine after 2 boys how adapting to a little girl is extremely exciting.

  2. MJ

    Look at how her little facial features are emerging from the newborn-ness! Just gorgeous. I see a resemblance to her biggest bro, for sure.

    I love how smitten you are with her. x

  3. Galit Breen

    Ohmyheart, your stunning ‘lil sweetheart! Love!

  4. E

    love. *sigh* I want to kiss her lips too!

  5. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad

    I just adore reading how in love you are…. it’s so so so beautiful! Snaps for you for seeing how things really are and for not just being drugged on sleep deprivation and feeling low and miserable from it all. We know how tough the gig is, but it’s not so bad if you see the beauty.
    I’m thinking I should get me one of these daughters 😉

  6. Kate

    I can almost smell that newborn goodness from those photos! Bliss!

  7. Tina

    Oh (sigh) she is so beautiful!


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