Dec 26, 2010

Introducing Adelaide Jane!

Born December 22, 2010
10:02 a.m.
7 pounds 8.5 ounces
20 inches

We are in love. We look at this perfect little girl and can't believe she belongs to us. I marvel at her tiny feet, her wrinkled hands, her dark hair.

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.

[The first night home...]

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.

[Meeting papa for the first time... 1 hour old.]


  1. YAY!!!!!! I'm so excited and happy for you! Can't wait for the birth story. I was thinking about you guys over the last few days and sending up prayers for an easy delivery! She's absolutely beautiful! Congrats!!

  2. She truly is so beautiful! I cannot wait to meet her sometime in the future. I am eager to hear your birth story, too- you are one strong woman to endure 32 hours of labor!

    These pictures are perfect. I especially like the one with her tongue out!!

  3. Congrats to you both on the healthy arrival of Adelaide. She is just beautiful! Can't wait to hear the birth story, glad it went the way you wanted.

  4. Congrats! She's gorgeous :D Looking forward to reading your birth story!


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