Dec 26, 2010
Introducing Adelaide Jane!
She gets this furrowed brow, deep in concentration (or wondering what her dad is doing?).
A fellow mother I know says you can't know until you have a baby how it feels to have your heart on the outside of your body. She's completely right. This is amazing.
Birth story to come. It's a doozy. It turned out the way I wanted, but it took a lot to get there. Let's just say I labored throughout the entire winter solstice, and then some. I am processing it little by little. Slowly I am believing what my midwife is telling me: that I am strong and that I have a lot to be proud of in myself. This thing called motherhood is turning out to be a journey of self-growth, apparently.
And now, I have to put this little one down to sleep, in between the hubs and I. (She
s been laying in my arms as I type.) She lays on her side snuggled against my breast, and I keep her warm and happy. We don't enjoy much sleep around here right now, but we sure do enjoy each other.