Hello everyone. As you know, it's been a while. But this time I have a pretty darn good reason why. She's probably the cutest and sweetest excuse I can ever profess and I think all of you will understand why. ♥
Folks, meet my brand new, infinitely-adorable, unequivocally-THE-cutest, most precious little niece of mine: Chloe Joowon Lee.
I realized I haven't talked about my sister and brother in law on my blog much. That's very surprising given that they are so important to me and are such a big part of my life. I realized that I haven't even told you that my sister was pregnant 9 months ago! (I have a lot of catching up to do, I know.) But nonetheless, they are so dear to me and I knew that their little girl would demand a whole new kind of love from me.
And that she did. It's unbelievable – the kind of intense love that comes from your heart unconditionally. It's this instinctive desire to protect and care for that makes you feel like you could and would do anything for the child. And she's just my sister's baby, I wonder how it would be if she was my own! It probably helps that my sister is such a precious person to me that I feel so close to her child. I dreamed about her all the time when she was still in the belly and the moment I saw her in the hospital I cried like a baby (It was quite embarrassing, actually).
Aside from the inherent bond with my niece, it also probably has to do with the fact that she's cute as a button, darling as a peanut! I can just watch her sleep all day!! Leaving her is so hard... if only I could just play with her all my waking hours! :) She'll be two weeks old tomorrow and already she's such a big part of my life. She's such a lovely baby too. Barely cries, rarely winces. Just so peaceful. But I know, things might change any day. I'll update you on that later too. We'll see if I still want to be with her all day. Teehee.
Our little Chloe is very healthy even if she's on the smaller side. She was born at just 5.6 pounds. But we all know she's going to suck with all her might and get bigger in no time! Her mommy is very healthy as well. She's a BEAUTIFUl and strong mother and I'm sooooo proud of her. If only I can be like her later. :) The three are such a blessing to my life and I am forever grateful to God for them.
So for those you are still thinking "Yeaaaaah but you still haven't posted up anything in two months" – it's coming it's coming. I've done some exciting things over that time (baby shower, wedding cupcakes, etc) but haven't had the time or mental space to really blog about it. :( I apologize, everyone, but I assure you that I'll whip up something realll good. In the mean time, enjoy the beautiful summer days that are fast approaching!
sarah the baker yoon