This Little Person

I am so very pleased to announce the arrival of my becoming son, Marshall Keith. Entering into this world just three short weeks before his due date, was this 6lb 14oz little boy. Surprising my husband and I, and sending us into a whirlwind of emotions, panic, anxiety and excitement.

I will spare you the crass description of labor and delivery and tell you this; it was an experience unlike any other. Luck was on my side throughout the pregnancy, labor and delivery. I’m not boasting here, but; all three were effortless and serene… allowing me to love every precious moment.

Due to my high fever during delivery, Marshall was almost immediately taken to the nursery. The next few days, I only saw him for feedings. While I enjoyed this time with him, I wanted more. I wanted to hold him, love on him, lay with him and learn how to be a mom. This made leaving the hospital difficult, as I was leaving with this baby that I have yet to bond with.

As we entered the home, I was filled with a sense of ease. I was home, we were home and things were looking good. That day we laid on the couch and got to know each other, as simple as that, a child and his mother bonding. Every day since has been a beautiful story of the adjustment of life.

Marshall has grown into this world in the most elegant and exciting way as possible. Standing tall at a month old is a new boy. He’s smiling, making eye contact, gripping our hands, doubling the amount he eats and staying awake for longer periods of time. Watching this little life unfold is more than a story, it’s my current life. A life that has changed right before my eyes.

Through every sleepless night and every endless day I want you to know that I’m thankful. I’m obliged, overjoyed and fulfilled with you… my sublime son.



Published by Jacqueline Leigh Boeheim

Jacqueline Leigh is a children's author based in Georgia. She spent many years working alongside advertising executives, producing inspirational and ground break print, web and television ads. Jacqueline later put her focus on journalism, doing what she loves, writing stories for the general public. She has been published in multiple print and digital publications. She’s interviewed big-name bands and small-town businesses, both contributing to her understanding and joy of writing. Jacqueline has now taken her experiences and focused on becoming a children’s author, a lifetime dream.

3 thoughts on “This Little Person

  1. Beautifully written. I have an 18 month old and a 7 month (yes, 11 month apart!) every day is just like the ones you described. I love them more and more and am amazed every second of the day. Watching them learn the things we take for granted makes me have a new sense of appreciation for the little things. Love on that little boy:)


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