What I love about babies:
The way they stay all squished up in a ball when you pick them up when they're newborn
The yum, yum, yum noise they make when you give them a soother
The fluffiness of their hair an hour after washing
The way they sleep with their arms above their heads when they're on their back
They way they sleep with their little bums in the air when they're on their tummy
The smell of pampers (clean ones!)
When they look at you with such intense love at only a couple weeks old
Newborns sucking their thumbs
Watching them fall asleep so peacefully
When they realize baths are fun and learn to kick their little legs
Little tiny painted toenails
The first baby belly laughs
When they squeal with delight at the sight of you
The look of disgust after the first taste of rice cereal
The look of approval after the first taste of pears
The warmth of a newborn cuddled up beside you in bed
I could truly go on forever.
Maybe this is a list of what I will miss most about babies.
Five biological children is all we will have but I am sure we will always have a house full of kids.
I am having a little trouble coming to terms with our decision but it is really too late now the deed is done.
This is the beginning of a new chapter in the life of the Hicks.