Welcoming Baby Celeste

There's nothing quite like the first week of the arrival of your first baby.

The feeling of sudden responsibility of a new human who depends entirely on you for everything. 

The new sleep schedule, not just for baby, but for mom and dad.

The not being able to tear your eyes away from this beautiful little babe you somehow brought into the world.

Tired but happy. Contentment. Elation. Exhaustion.

These feelings seem very far away for me since my kids are now teens, but I remember them well. And when I see them in new parents, I am envious AND relieved at the same time (that I got to experience this once, twice and never again). It's a crazy start to a new chapter, to become a parent.

Nothing like it.

No, nothing quite like it.

Welcome to the world, Baby Celeste! You are so loved!