Sweet baby A was sound asleep in his crib, even as the family dog, Tess, tried to nuzzle her way in and whimper in a way that suggested she just wanted to be closer to her baby brother. James and Francesca, just a couple of weeks into this parenting thing, looked on with deep admiration for this new little being who has stolen their hearts (and their sleep). Baby A did all the things that newborns do: snuggle, eat, and high-fived his dad. Well, more like a knuckle-five, but he’ll get there. Tess seemed a little unimpressed with the knit doggie hat that they had for A, but took advantage of the close proximity and got in a few wet kisses.
Francesca and James, congratulations again on your new little bundle! Wishing you moments of pure joy and amazement as well as moments of quiet and time for naps. Thank you so much for sharing your morning with me.