Alicia Keys has never been one to skimp on positivity, and the birth of a first child is pretty much the most life-altering experience a person can have, bringing out previously unimagined quantities of love, wonder, obsession and protectiveness (as anyone who"s coughed within 15 feet of new parents and their baby can attest).
So it was just a matter of time before the new mom — who welcomed son Egypt, her first child with new husband Swizz Beatz, into the world earlier this month — emerged from the world of onesies, burping and blue-and-pink-striped blankets long enough to blog about the experience on her website. And sure enough, yesterday she posted one that could serve as an anthem for new moms the world over, under the title "I Feel a Song Coming on."
"Every moment is beautiful; delicious even!
"Every moment I'm learning and living in a way I never have before. Being present in a way I never have before. Existing in moments I never have before.
"Never have I felt so calm, so purposeful in taking the time to truly observe the world around me, to live in it fully and watch it, discuss it, put time toward it. It feels really incredible — so peaceful, so complete and long overdue.
"I'm grown, I'm confident, I'm secure, and so blessed to be these things.
"I'm most enamored with anatomy at this point. The miracle of the human body. The ability to create all these small amazing machines of veins, capillaries, digestive systems, eyes, ears and noses. I can spend HOURS looking at one little EAR! Have u ever noticed how complex just an ear is? A tiny maze of art. It may sound silly but it's so true. Or a heartbeat? Everyday we wake up and in some way, take for granted the fact that this beautiful pulsating organ in our body is the reason, and yet now that's all I can think of...
"And breath; invisible as it may be, how necessary!
"Ain't it true that things we really can't see are of the greatest importance?
"I've never seen a more beautiful face in my LIFE! The most perfect eyes and beautiful nose, the sweetest lips and skin so soft and kissable!
"Never have I felt such disbelief, such awe, humility, godliness, such strength, power and possibility.
"I've never believed in greatness and the never ending Higher Power more than now!
"And I can't believe he's mine!
"Oooh! I feel a song coming on..."