A Little Bit Longer

Breathing in.

Breathing out.

Sometimes in an irregular pattern.

But they say that’s normal

for a baby

just learning to be here.

I know I should put her down

and go to sleep, too.

But I continue to listen

to her breaths.

I look at her tiny nose,

her full lips.

Just a little bit longer.

I’ll just hold her

and enjoy this

a little bit longer.

5 thoughts on “A Little Bit Longer”

  1. Yes, just hold her, soak in these moments when life is new and the future seems so very, very wide open–hers and yours. Thank you for the beautiful, heartfelt slice this morning. I’m off to rock babies in the newborn nursery tomorrow.

  2. My daughter turns nine this weekend. Yeah, just keep holding her. Sounds like the perfect thing to do.

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