I think I’ve been running nonstop for at least the past 8 years. Then, twelve days ago when I had Aria, everything slowed down. These twelve days could’ve been a year. Every moment was long and slow and perfect. I watched my daughter grow from 0 to twelve. I watched her hair grow, I watched her learn to breastfeed in more and more effective ways, I watched her learn to crawl from my belly to my nipple. Zero to twelve days old. I think I’ve finally slowed down enough to see things like that and I love it. I feel like a better person. I feel more human.