Saturday, April 17, 2010

Welcome to the World Baby Girl!

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
1 Samuel 1:27

Well, we can't believe we have had baby girl with us for just over two weeks. She was not the delivery from the Easter Bunny we were expecting but was the very best we could have asked for!

After just 2 weeks, it feels like we have never been without her. It also feels like I have never had a full nights sleep:) DH finishes his paternity leave in the middle of next week and I can't believe I will be wholly and solely responsible for her during the day. We are still feeling our way forward with tentative toes, learning as we go and it has been a joint effort attending to her thus far.

It truly is possible for there to be love at first sight because I have loved baby girl from the moment I saw her. And, there is that feeling of fierce protection because I want to protect her from everything that could ever hurt her, always. Baby girl, at two weeks old, I love:
  • the way your downy hair feels under my chin when I nurse you.
  • that you sometimes grip my finger with your hand while you feed.
  • the little smile of contentment you give when you wake up and find that you are being held.
  • your perfectly formed finger and toes - I can't believe your big toe is the same size as my pinky fingernail.
  • observing you watch the light bounce off the wall.
  • the little squeaks and squeals you make while you are sleeping.
  • watching you enjoy your bath, bouncing off the sides just like we saw you doing in the 12 week scan.
  • the little owl like expression you give when you are being burped.
  • watching your little cheeks and arms and legs getting chubbier.
  • the way you open just one eye to check out the world while you are dozing.


  1. Congratulations!!! I can still remember when our babies were first born, and I know what you mean about not being able to imagine life without them. I hope you are able to get more sleep soon. Sometimes that comes waaay down the road. lol You're going to see so many changes in the coming days and weeks, and you're going to cherish all of them.

  2. Congratulations - how beautiful, a lovely new life! Best wishes to your little family.