samson rex, at 1 month.

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yesterday, my little samson boy turned 1 month old. it went by so fast, this first month of his life here with us. i knew it would, it happened that way with eleanor, too. but somehow, it was extra fast this time. and it always leaves this lump in the back of my throat knowing that he’s a day older, a few ounces bigger… if i could hit pause, well by golly i’d be hitting that button all day long. there is something about that newborn smell, that tiny newborn stretch that they do as they are waking, the quivering chin after a good little cry, their constant need of wanting to be held and cradled close, always. it just ends too fast… fortunately, i’ve seen what the next little phase is like, and a few after that, because there is eleanor. and fortunately, those next little phases are wonderful too.
in fact, it’s true what they say, it just keeps getting better and better. but still, i wish the first month wouldn’t fly by so quickly.
samson boy, i knew i would love you before you arrived, but i wasn’t prepared for you to steal my heart the way you have. i hope you grow to be a “mama’s boy,” because i cannot get enough of you. i love you so much already, it hurts. xoxo- mama.
  1. Emily

    I totally agree that it goes by even faster with the second child.

    What a precious boy! I love his little striped booties.

  2. so incredibly precious :) It makes me want to have little muffins of my own!

    You are a stellar mommy!

  3. KillerB

    Beautifully said. I've been following your blog for a while now but I don't think I've ever commented until now. This post resonates so strongly with my own heart these days!

    I just gave birth to my first child a little over 2 months ago. My sweet boy came prematurely and had to spend his first 6 weeks in the NICU getting stronger, but he's home now and doing great. I agree that I wish I could bottle these newborn moments up and savor them forever. He's been home nearly a month now and I can't even remember our home before he arrived.

    Congratulations on your newest little bundle of joy, he is so handsome!

  4. Judith

    He is such a cutie! I'm so happy for you and your family Naomi!

  5. Carmen

    OMG :) This month was faster than anytime :) Happy one month anniversary for little Samson, and for the family too :) Beauty little boy, and u looking amazing! :) Love to read u, ur family so insirate, and give sunshine for else life too!!! :)

  6. Vee

    lovely words.

  7. he's so dear. and you, naomi, have that rockstar body back already?! way to go. xo.

  8. just so beautiful.

  9. Mamma mia! He's so beautiful! So cute!
    Greetings from Poland!

  10. to when a new banner with samson???
    full of hapiness, you have a beautiful family!!!!!!

  11. LMT

    Love this post. You are such a loving mother.

  12. Haley K

    what a tender post. you are one beautiful mama with such a beautiful heart! eleanor and samson are lucky to have you… it's incredible to watch them grow right before your eyes! like you, i just wish it would happen a bit slower.

    and that photo of you & Samson on your chest…makes me melt. Happy 1 month Samson!

  13. I love this! So sweet. And you look great! Would you mind sharing where your dress is from?

  14. Carlyn

    you look amazing and he is the cutest! you can tell him and eleanor are siblings,holy resemblance and cuteness :)

  15. Jess

    so darling. and you look amazing! did you really just have a baby 1 month ago!?

  16. Loving your pictures. Your family is an inspiration!

  17. Vanessa

    How in the world is he a month old already?! Didn't you just give birth to him like last week?!

  18. Mallory

    love your dress!

    and your precious baby.

  19. tRiSh

    it's funny how I feel the love growing in me even though I don't have children yet. your words make me want to have babies now. =)

  20. this is too sweet.. I got all teary eyes by reading thiss…

  21. So beautiful! Aw i know it goes by way too fast!

  22. Stavlaz

    Your kids are so adorable, you are so beautiful and your family looks so happy, it's good to see that :)