Saturday, March 2, 2013

ellie

Despite my original doubts, I finally did have a baby.

And she is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.


Presenting Ellie.  

Born 2/27/2013 at 1:34pm. 6lbs 9oz. 19.75 inches long.


The hospital took these pictures for free the night after she was born, and sometimes I think my heart might literally melt when I look at them.  But she is even better in person.

All of my concerns over the past nine months simply melted away the moment I heard that cry and saw her beautiful, tiny body.  I fell in love quicker than I've ever fallen for anything in my entire life.

Now I have a whole new set of concerns.  Is she getting enough to eat?  Am I feeding her often enough?  What is that tiny little scratch on the top of her head?  Does she need me to watch her every move while she sleeps so I can make sure she's still breathing?

As hard as it is to believe, I think Tim worries about her even more than I do.  And that's saying a lot.

But I surprise myself every single day with how much pure joy I am finding in motherhood.  Already.  I cherish every movement, every cry, every whimper.  My heart constricts impossibly when her cries are soothed by my touch.  I am completely convinced of her superior ability to lift her head, display incredible lung strength, and capture the hearts of millions.  And I wonder how we could have ever possibly spent our lives without her.

I will write her birth story as soon as possible.  It just might take a little more concentration than I am capable of at the moment.  But I can't wait to share with you all the story of our little miracle.

Because that's exactly what she is.

A miracle.

12 comments:

Carolina said...

congratulations! She's beautiful.

Ali Mills said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! Welcome Miss Ellie! ;)

Emma Frances said...

More pictures!! :) She's just perfect! And being a mom is seriously such an amazing thing! I absolutely love it! So happy for you and your sweet family!

karajean said...

Beautiful baby and beautiful words. Congratulations mama!

katilda said...

BABY!!!!!!!!!!!! ...that's all.

Chelsea said...

She is absolutely perfect. And her name is perfect! Congratulations, mama! I hope your recovery is going well!

The Muse said...

Yay!!! So happy.

Chef Tess said...

Oh my goodness. The incredible journey begins! She is absolutely perfect!!

Megan said...

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely perfect!!!

Fran said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! she is precious!

I'll Love You Forever said...

YAY!! Congratulations!! She is beautiful! Love her name!! XO

Tatum said...

She is so beautiful!! Congraulations Mom and Dad! You guys are so lucky to have such a darling baby girl!