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The Little Things

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The other day, my dad said that even though he knew the last few weeks had been exhausting, he hoped that Mike and I were taking a few moments here and there to enjoy our final baby. At the time I was like, "I am just trying to survive," but what he said stuck with me, and I did start making a conscious effort to savor the little things about James that I want to remember -- those fleeting newborn bits that are gone in a blink.

I love that strong newborn grip:

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Holding hands

I love his hands, which look so big compared to the rest of him:

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Big hands

I love his wrinkly feet and flakey baby skin:

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Tiny feet

I love how he has extra skin to grow into (and a fine layer of soft baby fuzz on top of it):

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Wrinkles and fuzz

I love the perfect curve of his ear:

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Perfect little ear

I love the current color of his eyes:

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Blowing bubbles

I love how he looks right before he sneezes:

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Pre-sneeze

And of course, I love all of his hair:

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Epic hair

But most of all, I love how he fits on my chest, and how he settles with his ear just above my heart.

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My James

He is our perfect final baby.

This post originally appeared on The Spohrs Are Multiplying.