Anything Lime

That Baby

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Last weekend I was able to finally make the acquaintance of Naylyn Jane Cuvier Pritchard, the newest love of my life. Naylyn is my sister’s first baby, and she’s the tiniest ball of adorable I’ve ever had the pleasure of kissing on the mouth.

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Naylyn was born tiny – but in these photos is pounds heavier than she was when she was born. At three weeks old, Naylyn is still smaller than I was when I was born. If baby weight was any indication of adult size, I’d say it’d be a pretty safe bet to estimate she spend the rest of her life living with the pygmies.

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She’s absolutely perfect: alert, advanced mobility for her age, smells like heaven, cries only when she’s hungry and gives kisses (and when she’s hungry, she sucks on your mouth and nose!). Oh, and did I mention SHE SMELLS LIKE HEAVEN? I can’t wait until my next oil change when the mechanic is all, “what smell” and I’m all, “Why, I’ll take FRESH BABY, OF COURSE!”


I spent so much time holding onto Naylyn’s tiny fingers and rubbing her teeny back. I bonded so much with that baby in so few days that by the end of my trip to the Keys I was certain she and I knew each other by heart. I talked to her and sang to her and read to her enough for her to memorize my voice. Partly because I can’t help but snuggle that adorable baby, but mostly because I wanted to beat Ashley in the Race For The Favorite Aunt. And, for the record, I’m pretty sure I’ve got it in the bag. :)

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Being there with Naylyn made me realize how fun and exciting and emotional and beautiful it is going to be when Patrick and I become parents in five years or a hundred. I watched the way he was really gentle with her when he was calming her down, and the way he tried to make her smile and laugh. The first time he held her he started tickling her on the butt, and she would twitch and spazm and stretch. He was laughing hysterically, and it will always be one of my favorite memories of the two of them. It was perfect.

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I’m in love.


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  1. * kelsey says:

    I Love It!! Naylyn knows who you are and misses you very much. she has cried for you a few times so you have to see her soon. the blog is beautiful and I’m glad you love that baby.
    p.s. yes you are the favorite aunt

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  2. * Willo says:

    Awwww… baby!

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 10 months ago

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