07/16/2013 05:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Little Things

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:


Holding hands

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


Big hands

I love his wrinkly feet and flakey baby skin:


Tiny feet

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


Wrinkles and fuzz

I love the perfect curve of his ear:


Perfect little ear

I love the current color of his eyes:


Blowing bubbles

I love how he looks right before he sneezes:



And of course, I love all of his hair:


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.


My James

He is our perfect final baby.

This post originally appeared on The Spohrs Are Multiplying.