I got the touch!

I’m not sure how or why, but our (7 week-old!) baby Cana is very calm in my arms.  Talitha, our 3 year-old, was often restless in my arms and much preferred Mommy’s embrace (and anatomy!).  But Cana purrs like a cat when I’m holding her.  Case in point: Last night as I’m reading to Talitha and getting her ready for bed, I hear screaming from the first floor.  Cana was giving Mommy a fit.  After sitting with Talitha for a few minutes as she drifted into sleep, I went downstairs to relieve my wife of the screaming infant.  Within seconds of being in my arms Cana was calm, and she was asleep within a few minutes.  Perhaps she likes my belly?

As a father I simply love this.  It made me sad to hand Tali off to Mommy so often, and I’m thrilled to hold Cana for 15, 30, even 60 minutes at a time.  I can never have the intimacy of carrying a child in the womb or breastfeeding my baby, but having these prolonged times of embrace is just priceless.

Published by Chris Duckworth

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. Veteran. Jedi. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.

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