Happy Valentine’s Day, baby.

Today is Valentine’s Day.

Next year, we’ll have a one-year-old to celebrate this day with, and in a few more years we’ll be helping her write Valentine’s for all the boys and girls in her class.

She’ll know us better than anyone, and love us more than anyone. And vice versa of course. But I was really touched by this quote about giving it time:

“All new parents work at knowing, understanding, and loving their babies. Your baby will work just as hard at learning to know, understand, and love you. This is the process of attachment-the work that parents and babies do together to form a deep and lasting love. It is what becoming a family is all about.”

– From You and Your Newborn Baby – A guide to the First Months After Birth

By Linda Todd

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My parenting style is still TBD… but I love this.

When I had a puppy I was a great puppy mummy. I took her out in the night time, I taught her how to be a good dog, and I could calm her down like no other. I was patient and loving but stern. Will there be any correlation between that puppy mommy and this baby mamma… I’m not sure. But I kind of hope so. Because raising that little dog was a wonderful, rich experience, and feeling like I was able to do a good job of it rewarded my heart so fully.

In any case, I came across this quote yesterday and I thought WORDS TO LIVE BY! Our daughter will have “at least” this:

“Children need at least one person in their life who thinks the sun rises and sets on them, someone who delights in their existence and loves them unconditionally.”
– Pam Leo