sweet ophelia

Ophelia is now seven and a half months old.


I sometimes wonder how it has gone by so fast. But then also, it has been so slow and sweet. She is a dream baby. Beautiful and lovely since the day she was born. She has this very calm way about her — she studies the world as she learns it and is happy and content. I love her so much it’s unbelievable. How can someone so small take up the biggest place in your heart?

I am soaking in everything. Time is going fast but it is also standing still.

Today we went to a raspberry field and picked the sweetest berries. Ophelia patiently sucked her thumb the whole time, as it was  late afternoon and she was tired. Self soothing is high on her list of strengths and I have always been thankful for it. She likes when I sing to her too, which has been the nicest daily ritual for both of us. I like Elizabeth Mitchell’s music best and am on a mission to memorize them all. We walked through the berry field plucking the ripest fruit for our pail. Just like Blueberries for Sal, we ate the juiciest ones as we trailed along. I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow, and for Saturday and Sunday too. Get ready, sweet Phea. We will be eating ripe raspberries for days. ♥


  1. So nice to see a post from you. Ophelia is adorable and I am so glad you are soaking in everything. :)

  2. Would you write a post on your experience using cloth diapers? Your baby is so cute! Motherhood looks good on you!

  3. Oh I’m so sad I missed these posts back when you published them! I’ve been wondering how life is with your sweet girl.. motherhood wears you well my friend—hope you and yours are doing oh so well and a happy early Thanksgiving to you guys!! Big hugs xoxo

  4. Love your blog! It is very sweet.

    I use to volunteer at this farm. It is one of my favorite spots in the area! Hope you all enjoyed your time there as much as we have!

    Warm regards,

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