On September 16, Tatyana Ali and her husband, Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, welcomed a son just two months after saying “I do,” and it’s safe to say the new mom is completely enamored with her little one, Edward Aszard.
Ali has a blog on People Babies and on Halloween she shared the sweet picture above along with all the thoughts you’d expect from a new mother both in awe of her bundle of joy and anticipating all of the little firsts that have yet to come. The actress wrote:
“There are so many things I want to show him. He’s mesmerized by the blue sky in the morning. Edward stares out of the French doors straight up into the sky and grins in his sideways way. Little bubbles of spit form at the corners of his heart-shaped lips. I fast forward into the not-so-distant future, daydreaming about showing him all the shapes that clouds can make if you look long enough.
“Then I remember to slow down. Time moves quickly on its own; no need for me to push it along. If I can try to remember anything at all in this heaven, it’s to take my time, be present, take it all in, so I can remember everything and live in it eternally.”
While some mothers can’t wait for pregnancy to end, Ali actually feared she might miss that time once her son arrived.
“I enjoyed my pregnancy so much that I wondered if I would miss it,” she wrote. “I thought it might be strange for my belly to suddenly be empty.”
To ease the transition, Ali did a dream maternity shoot with Lance Gross “because I needed to commemorate the time,” she said. “Now, I will always be able to travel back in time and remember the sense of fullness and expectation.”
After 24 hours of labor and a healthy baby boy, Ali is now looking forward to the future while drawing on the power of her ancestors.
“My prayers for him imbue every breath I take,” she wrote. “Our son’s name, a tribute to his grandfather and great-grandfather, also appeal to the blessings of his ancestors. I see eternity in his sable brown eyes — the blood and promise of generations past and all our hope for the future.”
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