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Friday, November 23, 2007

Dominic Michael










When Mike & I first fell in love, it was so intense... one of those can't-eat-can't-sleep-all-those-cheesy-love-songs-are-now-making-sense-must-spend-every-second-together-can't-get-enough-fairy-taleish-once-in-a-lifetime kind of love.



We'd be driving down the highway and he'd squeeze my hand and say with tears in his voice, "I love you so much." Yup, my tough-guy cop, whose nickname at the paper was "Bodybag" for his adeptness at chasing - and finding - hard news. Head over heels, crazy in love. And, which goes without saying, I felt the same way.



I know it's not like that for every couple, and I'm not saying it's more or less legit if happens or doesn't happen that way. All I'm saying is that when we got together, we knew it was forever. And now our love has created something new... something magic... and it feels like we're in the beginning stages of love again - with this new little life we've created.





It's so amazing... so intense all over again. That's what being a new parent feels like - the beginning stages of falling in love. Of going from a "couple family" to a family that includes children.








I know that this love, too, will mature and grow, and eventually my heart won't stop every time we flick past a newsy show of a kid with a disease and maybe eventually we won't get out of bed a million times a night to make sure he's still breathing. Someday soon we'll be able to lay him in his crib without having to hold his sleeping body for hours.




But for now... we're just enjoying being Dominic's parents. And for now, I still only have Dominic's "Day One" pics, but Mike is taking some studio shots next week, so I'll post those then :)

And so that you know for sure that my sleep-deprived mind has been utterly lost, I will copy the lyrics of the cheesy Aerosmith love song that will not stop running through our minds.

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
Far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Well, every moment spent with you
Is a moment I treasure
I don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, babe
And I don't wanna miss a thing

'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you, babe
And I don't wanna miss a thing
Lying close to you
Feeling your heart beating
And I'm wondering what you're dreaming
Wondering if it's me you're seeing
Then I kiss your eyes and thank God we're together
And I just wanna stay with you
In this moment forever, forever and ever
I don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, babe
And I don't wanna miss a thing

'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you, babe
And I don't wanna miss a thing
I don't wanna miss one smile

I don't wanna miss one kiss
Well, I just wanna be with you
Right here with you, just like this
I just wanna hold you close
Feel your heart so close to mine
And stay here in this moment
For all the rest of time

Don't wanna close my eyes
Don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, babe
And I don't wanna miss a thing

'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
'Cause I'd still miss you, babe
And I don't wanna miss a thing
I don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, babe
And I don't wanna miss a thing
yeahI don't wanna miss a thing

4 Comments:

Anonymous Aunt Cindy said...

Oh my dear Amber. I know just how you feel. It has been a long time since mine were little,but I still worry and wonder about them. He is so precious. I loved holding him on Thanksgiving. You truly do have something else to be thankful for this year. I really do like the nursery. He will be such a happy baby in there. God bless you all. Aunt Cindy

1:44 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

He's so cute, even on day one. And that doesn't happen too often. You three make a beautiful family. Glad we got to visit with you for a bit the other day. And by the way, you're most defintely allowed to give in to sentimentalities on occassions such as this.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

He is so precious! I can't wait to hold him! And I love the Christmas pictures you posted on facebook! Can't wait for more updates!

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a hormonal pregnant woman should NEVER read your beautiful writings unless she prepares herself for lots of crying and tissues:)
how beautiful it is to know that I will be in love all over again..heck..i already am in love with the life growing inside of me. How exciting...everytime I see jeremy after a two week business trip it's like a honeymoon all over again--i can't imagine how giddy i will be after 6 months......and then 24(or so) days later...we'll be giddy all over:)I never thought of that aerosmith song in that way:) I used to grow tired of hearing that but if i hear that song again..it will bring on a whole new meaning-thanks to you:)
love,
lil sis.

11:52 PM  

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