Love Affair With An Elf.

As he nurses, he closes one eye… leaving the “upper” eye open to watch as his fingers dance a fine ballet, gently, lightly over the upper portion of my breast. Innocent and intimate, twirling, walking, from mole to mole. So gently that I can’t understand how he can even feel it, yet he coos in contentment. A connect the dots game that only a baby and his mother could find interesting.

Having a baby is such an earthy, innocent, intimate dance. I would have never thought those three words could be combined in one sentence, but it’s really the perfect and only description to me.

At the top of his right ear is just the smallest amount of lanugo. I know it will fall off all too soon, but for now I imagine that it’s all part of the proof that he’s our little elf baby, because it really does make his ear look like it belongs to an elf.

As the nursing session progresses, he will often time raise one of his blonde eyebrows, so different in color from all that hair on his head, and he’ll either fold his arms over his chest like he’s in a little baby straight jacket or he’ll put a fist up to his oh-so-soft cheek as if he’s really thinking about something while he eats his meal.

I don’t know how I’ll ever get enough of this child. This amazing 10+ pounds of elf boy goodness.

My only wish for you is that your Christmas be as overflowing in fullness as our hearts are this Christmas.



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14 responses to “Love Affair With An Elf.

  1. Noonie

    Merry Christmas, beautiful memories brought back, thank you. Looking at my hulking 15 year old son, I struggle to believe it possible and yet it seems like only yesterday.

  2. Merry Christmas! I love your elf, he is absolutely adorable!

  3. Aw, silly little elf. 🙂

    Merry, merry Christmas! 🙂 xoxoxox

  4. Vince

    You guys are such a cute family! You have an adorable little boy. Merry Christmas!

  5. Inanna

    So happy for you all! Blessings now and always my friends!

  6. Cat

    Merry Merry Christmas to you all. Such a sweet boy you have. (Love that you hung him over the fireplace. hee!) I hope this was your best Christmas EVER!


  7. i am totally chuckling over here in middle canada … before i even came by to wish you a merry christmas (Merry Christmas!) – i thought to myself “i bet they have that little guy dressed up in some sort of christmas outfit” … yup, it was soooo … and how adorable, sweet and joyful he looks – you guys seem awe struck … just happy all over for the 3 of you – and the many of us who share your joy …

  8. How Beautiful is this relationship? How special and truly wonderful. Your little Elf–the way you describe this very intimate time is so very touching, my dear….!
    Such a Special Christmas with your dear little wee one…!

  9. PY

    Thank you for your wishes. Wishing you and your family love and joy.

  10. Lynne

    It only gets better and better. Hard to imagine, I know. But it does. Every single day is a little sweeter and you can’t fathom that tomorrow could possibly be, but it is. Fall in love, dear friend. Give yourself utterly and completely to your son. He will return it 10 fold and take your breath away. Enjoy this intimate dance with him. Treasure it in your soul. Your pictures speak loud and clear. All is well. LOVE the one of him in the stocking over the fireplace. How perfect. Merry Christmas with love.

  11. What Lynne said!

    This is such a sweet time, and it does get sweeter and sweeter. I treasure my memories of nursing my little one. Special times. I’m glad your new family had a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes for a 2012 that overflows with joy, love, and gratitude.

  12. He is so sweet! That second picture is to die for. And I love the little Santa/elf costumes. I put Gwennie in an elf costume for her first Christmas because her ears stuck straight out from her head. And the nursing is hilarious. That one eye open thing and then when they first latch on and both their eyes roll back in their heads like they’re getting a fix from a crack pipe. Love it.

    And how did you get him in that stocking? I’ve never been good at physics.

  13. He is gorgeous! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! 🙂

  14. Redfred

    Awesome post. I am glad you are enjoying you bundle of joy. As somone already said believe it or not it actually gets better than this! Welcome to the rest of your life and welcome to the elf-child. yay, Merry Christmas and a happy new year.