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Cara Bambina - You Are My Baby

Cara mia bambina,

I look at you every now and then and just can't get over that you are my and your daddy's baby. You really are our daughter. It's just amazing to me that you were created from my genetic material combined with the love of my life's genetic material... Life created where there was none before.

And you've grown from a little lump of fussiness into a little person. You are this bit of a being, with needs and wants and a personality and the most beautiful laugh I've ever heard. I look down at you in my arms, and I just am so filled with love. Overfilled with love.

The most often heard phrase in our house from your daddy and me is "I just love her so much." The miracle that you are has just been amazing to your dad and me.

This first year of your life has been difficult for us all, but I see how it was all worth it. I always knew it would be worth it, and I have seen the shining moments between the fussy periods. And these moments lately have been the most shining. Now more than ever, I see the beauty of having children--and even more importantly, having you.

You are my little girl, and it is amazing and wonderous. You are my little girl, and I now I understand the depths of a mother's love for her child. I have a feeling that it will only grow, and I'm ready for every incredible moment of it.

Ti amo con tutti cuore,


-goofydaddy said…
idn't it great?
Cloud said…
I know what you mean. Lately, I've been looking down at Pumpkin while she nurses and just marveling at it all- at how big she is (and how little she used to be) and at how amazing it is to watch her grow.
You are so darn sweet. Is all this love a sign of a good night's sleep? I know I love Alexis more after she stays quiet in her bed all night. ;-)
caramama said…
BBM - How did you guess? I feel like I spent months complaining about the Pumpkin (especially her sleep), so I thought I ought to do some posts showing how much I really am glad to have her. Just wait until she starts up her fussing and non-sleeping though. My tune will change, but we'll be able to look back on these nice posts and remember when...
Don Mills Diva said…
It's an amazing thing isn't it? Beautiful post Cara.
BisBink said…
Beautiful post! I feel the same way about the Main Man. I just love him to pieces. I would hug and cuddle for hours, if only he would let me.

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