November 28, 2012

Edelweiss

Every night and just before nap time, I like to sing to Chelsea. Yesterday, I sang "Silent Night" for Chelsea at one nap time, "I am a Child of God" at another, and have even done "Popcorn Popping," although that one is a little upbeat for nap time and I mostly try to avoid it. No matter what song comes first, I always end with Edelweiss. Not that I've always been a crazy Sound of Music fan, in fact, I was in the play once and hated it more than any play I've ever participated in, but that's probably because I was a nun and I didn't like our director at all.
Anyway, the reason I picked this song as our ending melody together is because it is such a beautiful tune and I feel very calming. I think Chelsea can agree because most times she falls asleep to it and the times she doesn't, she goes to bed with hardly even a whimper!
Well, yesterday as I was singing and rocking my little one to sleep, the words of this lovely song took on a whole new meaning to me.

Edelweiss, Edelweiss.
Every Morning you greet me.
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me.

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.

Edelweiss, Edelweiss.
Bless my home land forever.

For me, this song isn't about a beautiful flower commonly found in the eastern part of Western Europe. It's about my child. Every morning I wake up, I'm greeted by my Chelsea who is small, clean, and the brightest ray of sunshine in my life. And no matter what happened yesterday, or even an hour ago, she is always happy to meet me.
Although I love her and want her to stay my little girl forever, my true wish is that she will continue to bloom and grow, learn and progress, forever.
My daughter, My daughter. Bless our home forever. What a joy she is and a true blessing to our family.

This week, as with every week, I feel that Chelsea has grown and learned so many new things! I think she's already growing out of her 6-9 month clothes because she's so tall and I know she's getting close to crawling although she still doesn't have much interest in rolling over (although I KNOW she can do it and has done it before). Anyway, here's a list version...


  • Growing very rapidly
  • Fully fitting into her 6-9 month clothing at 7 months
  • Getting very close to crawling
  • I literally was just about to write "sitting up very well" when she completely fell over
  • Starting to talk in more consonants
  • HATES to have her clothes changed, particularly the clothes that have to go over her head
  • Temperament: Very happy
  • Likes it when you clap your hands
  • Growing more hair *woo hoo!*
  • Hates having lotion applied to her face, which is a real bummer since it's dry here, especially in the wintertime and lotion is a necessity
  • Sleeps well, but had a rough week last week because we were in a new place.
  • Eats well: Doesn't like green beans or avocado, but LOVES sweet potatoes
  • Likes to grab Daddy's face and laughs at him most
  • Loves her soft, knitted, pink and white blanket best
  • Has figured out how to take things like bows, headbands, and cute  hats off her head *sneak peak*


  • Likes to hang out with Mommy
  • Has really discovered herself in the mirror
  • Has started doing this thing where she kind of laughs through her nose. She scrunches it all up, smiles, and breathes heavily in and out of her nose, sometimes snorting.

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1 comment :

  1. this post made me tear up a little. my husband and i are thinking about starting our family and i can't wait to sing sweet songs to my child. beautiful.

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