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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Hiatus from Hiatus, Because The Vacationing is Wearing Me Out

Oh. Hi.

These past few days I feel like I sorta just get to wave to y'all as I pass by, and I miss you so much. I honestly have so many things to say - so many little moments of happy tears, of clarity, an end to the murkiness that crept in and clouded my mind and soul over the long months of the pregnancy, the love, the drama, the joy, the adjustments - moments and feelings I long to share.

They're all here in my mind and one thing has become so clear to me as I've lived these enormous, important, fleeting but completely mesmerizing past few days. It's that for me, to fully experience and understand the depth and fullness of a pivotal moment in life, I have to write about it. That I can be in a moment, really there, and I can absorb it fully, pulling in all of its magic and beauty in colors and sounds and breath and eyes and skin, but to unlock the experience again within myself and feel the tide of emotions anew requires this process of writing, this searching for the perfect phrase, the perfect order, the perfect passage to paint a visual image, like the rainbow a prism makes when the sun glistens through it, in the minds of others.

Or, you know, that could just be the Vicodin talking.

We're all getting along well here. We're not sleeping much, but my beautiful boy's healthy. My body's wiped out, sore and floppy-old, but it did an astounding job of making a perfect little baby. And life's busy and chaotic and stressful at times, but there's a peacefulness that lives in my heart knowing Matthew Daniel's here, safe and sound.

A few of the moments I've wanted to share with you in pictures, without my normal attempts to interpret them for you, because I haven't the time and I believe your hearts will easily do what my quiet keyboard can't right now.

Love y'all.


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45 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you and your family, Megan! What a beautiful, sweet boy. I wish you a speedy recovery and lots of moments to enjoy your blessings!

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  2. Absolutely love the black and whites! Finally got a picture of you!! You look SOOOO good (much better than I did after my C-Section). I was all puffy from the fluids they pumped into me. Anyway, thanks so much for the update.

    you

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  3. I had a picture similar to yours of Bean holding Peanut. I sooo wished I used it as the Christmas picture that year. It's fabulous, and it shows her joy beautifully.

    Emily

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  4. Ack! Your children are just too beautiful! Congratulations again on the arrival of Matthew. And doesn't Bean look like the best sister ever?! Enjoy your blissful babymoon.

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  5. Yes Congratulations! Beautiful baby and mother!

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  6. What beautiful kids! What beautiful pictures! And - What a beautiful Mom! Thanks for sharing these. I've been thinking about all of you and wondering how you are all doing.

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  7. That photo of Bean and Peanut (I will call him that forever, haha) is soooo sweet. I absolutely adore it! All of them, actually. But that one especially. xoxo

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  8. Oh, what precious pictures of the first days of sibling-hood. :)

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  9. I can relate to the need to write something out in order to fully understand it. I guess I think best through my fingertips.

    Don't know what that means.

    Mercy, those are some gee-orgous baby children!

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  10. You're looking so great - especially for someone who JUST had a baby! And your kids are beautiful. Good work.

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  11. Oh, he is just utterly precious. :)

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  12. Oh my goodness is the fried Okra family just beautiful. You in that photo, gorgeous....

    I do hope you all continue to rest and take lots more moments in.

    love,
    CE

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  13. Beautiful babies - both of them! Love the one of them together! My daughter just posted similar ones of my grandson holding his little sister. I need to see them in person!!!!

    Congratulations again!

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  14. oh my gracious...mafew (heh) is just precious.....and so is Bean
    you look absolutely great
    you are in my thoughts and thanks for the update
    if you have any time in the future please check out my blog http://newmomm-devi.blogspot.com

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  15. Ok, that sounded stalker-esque! I meant my grandkids, not your kids, though I would love to see them in person too!

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  16. sorry its http:newmomma-devi.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh, it's just sweet yummy goodness all around. So happy for you. And I know exactly what you mean about NEEDING to write. I'm the same way. I can't process something til I've had to put it to, well, keyboard.

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  18. You look FAB, your baby is yummy, and your little girl has the most enormous lovely eyes ever.

    Not a bad hand to dealt, I must say :)

    Congrats again!

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  19. Its all good !!! Pictures speak volumes

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  20. Oh you are all so beautiful and precious. So good to hear from you!

    Steph

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  21. Those are just heavenly! And I simply adore the one of Bean touching Matthew's fingers. Infant fingers are so cute and adorable that no one can resist them.

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  22. AAAaaawwwww! Wonderful moments. Cherish every one.

    Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  23. He is just perfect. Bean looks like she loves him so much already. Congrats hun!

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  24. {sob} You are so gorgeous! :) And so is little Matthew Daniel. :) I see you haven't lost your sense of humor, either. tee hee (loved the vicodin joke) Praying for healing for mama and some restful nights for all to come!

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  25. Does he look like Bean, or is that just me? And how much did he weigh? He looks like the perfect armful. So alert!

    And you look gorgeous, my friend. That body will snap back in no time. Go get some rest. :)

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  26. He is so precious, girl. I am so glad that you need to process here on your blog. It only benefits us...

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  27. So sweet and I agree, he is so perfect! Yes, the first days fly so grabbing those few minutes to write is so good for later on. And with two, the days and months go by so much faster, believe me! Have fun!!

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  28. what a pleasant surprise to see you online today!

    So glad that everyone is adjusting.

    Love to you~K

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  29. He's just precious as all get-out!!!

    Hugs

    Mary

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  30. Laura@storytellinMamaAugust 13, 2008 at 1:30 AM

    Catches the essence of birth, life, love, and little tiny babies!!

    Really beautiful post!

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  31. eeeeeeeeeeeeee baby pics. woo hoo...made my night. I knew there was a reason I stayed up late to check my reader. :)

    YOU look fabulous! and the baby....well....you know.....sob...cute as a button.

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  32. So, so, so cute! You have very beautiful babies. And how on earth did you manage to look so good after giving birth!!?? Seriously, you look beautiful and absolutely glowing! I purposefully have none of me as I looked like... well, lets just say 'not good' shall we! (heehee)

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  33. Megan, your baby boy is so beautiful! I really ought to add this diary to my RSS feed as well as your Foundapnut one! But he is so gorgeous, and I'm so glad that your breastfeeding has got off to a good start. xxx

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  34. He's precious Megan! I can't wait to get my hands on him and snuggle him! Way to go Megan and Al! You make really cute kids :)

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  35. So glad you took the time to log in and share! And so glad you share the words you find to help clarify the moments of your life, you are truely a beautiful writer. Speaking of beautiful! You look great, and your Peanut is *just* darling! I love the photo of Bean and Peanut together, you and Al make beautiful children!

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  36. Bee-yoo-tee-full pictures!!!

    I understand your feelings about writing--me too! Of course we can't write about every significant moment that happens, but when we get the chance to, it opens up the moment, takes it to greater depths, and helps us see life even more clearly in our attempt to capture it in words. Amen?

    :)

    Jeanne

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  37. What a blessing. Congratulations!

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  38. Oh I could just eat him up! Nothin' like it in the world. And Bean is just adorable. And you my friend look as lovely as ever!

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  39. So sweet! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Sleep as much as you can!

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  40. Y'all are absolutely beauitful. All of you.

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  41. The pictures are incredible! Love, love, love them.

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  42. Okay two things...how does your hair look so perfect in that shot of you (but you look gorgeous and baby mooning!!) and second, VICODIN...how did you get so lucky? Seriously, I am so happy for you. You sound peaceful. Yep, sleepless nights are inevitable, but this will pass. Enjoy each moment, just take it all in. Heather and Cami

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  43. "my body's wiped out... but it did an astounding job of making a perfect little baby." Love this and the pictures. Beautiful.

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  44. A new baby is the closest thing to God's goodness in flesh that I can imagine.

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  45. He is just darling! What a beautiful blessing your family is. And the pic of baby Matthew w/ his big sis is adorable.

    Get some rest!

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