Welcome to the world Bryn Honor Savisky! We had the privilege of doing the Savisky's family photos just this past fall and it is amazing what a change just a few months have made, adding baby Bryn to their family!
I cannot even begin to imagine the fullness of your hearts amidst the exhaustion of chasing a toddler and caring for a newborn. How beautiful, how hard, and amazing and how awestruck you two must feel, parents now to two beautiful boys!
It's amazing how quickly I have forgotten just how tiny and exquisitely sweet new babies are. And Bryn is a few weeks old and has put on some weight so he's even bigger than he was as a newly fresh newborn! Our own son only just turned two but the amount of growth in that first year, and then the first two years is just truly remarkable. And seeing baby Bryn with his beautiful momma Ashley brings so many of those first weeks memories flooding back to me, and yet those days feel already like another lifetime.
I am a big fan of Janet Lansbury's respectful parenting advice and something she says about babies just really strikes the deepest part of me, that babies are whole people right at the moment they are born and they are ready, so ready, waiting and hoping for honest and authentic engagement with us. I think so often people think of babies as helpless and perhaps even unaware, but listening to my toddler start to use verbal speech shows me just how much he is engaged, connected and so ultra-aware, noticing many things I easily miss. Janet Lansbury makes the distinction that though babies are indeed dependent on us for many things they are not helpless. They are doing hard work, learning and absorbing so much information about their world right from the start. And even before their tiny eyes are blinking in the bright light earthside.
Baby Bryn, you have been born into a wonderful family, with a Momma and Daddy who care deeply about knowing you and loving you well and your big brother Felix who loves to give you hugs and kisses (for so long that Mom and Dad have to ask him to stop! Sweet one!) Your parents see you, really see you, the real person that is already present and interacting, before you say a word, they are listening close to you little one, learning you and loving you so.
"See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand." -Robert McCammon, Boy's Life