Hazy Days of Baby

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The early days with a baby remind me a bit of college. Alternately sleepless and stressed, joyous and fulfilled. Just like passing a difficult test, one could sit and beam over this little bundle of accomplishment for days. As new parents we’re all a little spent, but content surrounded by our own people. The world is moving impossibly fast, but this time is limited. Seemingly unimportant snippets hang there before us just a little longer. We appreciate a second of quiet reflection before something inevitably crashes into the periphery.


We hibernate in our small expanse, burrowing into our community. For now, there’s just this family and the beauty of this small town.

Nate and I watch in awe at the small distractions, the trappings of the life we’ve made here. We’re in a place where farmers raise pigs and best friends ride together on horseback. I wake up early to see them and watch the fog settle beneath those hooves, into the high grass.

I almost sympathize with those gentle blades.

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