Was a lad (easy). Now a dad to Daisy & Seth (less easy).

One Week

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Seven days ago, my wife gave birth to our beautiful daughter (and third child), Honey. In between the nappy changes, night feeds and hourly attempts to simply keep my eyes open, I’ve written a little poem – ‘One Week’ – which I hope you may be able to relate to.

So sweet,
Petite,
With curled-up crinkly feet
All snuggled in a little ball,
There’s nothing to compete.

Small face,
It’s ace,
Just staring into space,
And though she hardly makes yours out,
You smile back just in case.

With eyes,
The size,
Of planets in the skies,
One glance and you’re intoxicated,
How they mesmerize.

That cry,
Oh my,
She makes it amplify.
How can you fix her straight away,
Perhaps a lullaby?

At night,
Despite,
The fact there’s no daylight,
Those moments in the dark you share,
Can still be pure delight.

Her sound,
Spellbound,
With snuffles that astound,
The slightest little cough or splutter
Makes you turn around.

And though,
You know,
She’ll only grow and grow,
Right now she’s wrapped up in your arms
With nowhere else to go.

One week.
One week?
A feeling so unique.
She’s closed her eyes, I’ll lay her down
And kiss her on the cheek.

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Author: lad2dad

Dad to Daisy (aged 5) and Seth (aged 3) & Honey (aged hardly anything at all). And I chat on the radio for a living.

34 thoughts on “One Week

  1. Simply beautiful…..well done xx

  2. Love this 💖 sums up having a beautiful newborn perfectly. Congratulations, Honey is beautiful x

  3. Perfect 100% love

  4. So beautiful. Congratulations to all of you xxx

  5. Beautiful xx

  6. night time was always my favourite… Just me,him and the silence . Simply beautiful xx

  7. Beautiful. You are a talented man. I love reading your blogs they are so funny 😀

  8. Simply beautiful, you do right to treasure these precious times! X

  9. That is beautiful! You have to treasure every moment cause their not babies gor long x

  10. Love it and shes beautiful. Love the name too

  11. That has to be the most beautiful poem that I’ve ever read. I don’t have children myself, but I felt the greatest amount of love in those you wrote.

  12. Ahhh Rich. So beautiful. You truly have a way with words. Thank you ❤️

  13. Lovely poem Rich, enjoy your precious time with her and the rest of the Williams family X

  14. wow. you should get that printed and framed for her room ( or daisy and her room lol) she’s adorable.

  15. So true…every single word mate. Think all us dads feel like that. Think you got a side career on the go when u arent on radio haha. Show her it in a few years she will be proud of her dad.

  16. Aww that’s beautiful! She is stunning congratulations to you and your family x

  17. Love this. I sometimes get home from work at 3am and just sit listening to our kids snoring. Nothing makes me happier… Keep up the good writing. Phil.

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