Monday, February 13, 2012

Welcome to the World, Little One

I just might be the luckiest woman in the world. Beside me in milky dignity stretches my lovely newborn daughter. Newly fed, burped, and warm, she has no need unmet; her heart is content.

It is still a mystery to me that such a perfect child could have been conceived, nurtured, and torn from my own body. How can the spark of irresistible love so burn that a new being is created where there was none?

February 2nd I had the great privilege of giving birth to a daughter. At 6 lbs. 7 oz. she remained healthy throughout the labor and regained her birth weight within five days. She enchants us with her small mannerisms, her perfect storms of emotion, and the peace which rules her countenance.

Dear E., welcome to the world!


3 comments:

Grace Marie said...

yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!! Congrats!! I've been waiting for some exciting news!

And you've got me SO curious about her name!!

Hope you're feeling well!!! Enjoy this precious, precious time!!

Leslie said...

Dearest babe!

Debbie Howerton said...

emily....what a gift you have with words just like your momma. i sit here boohooing. Love your words and hearing your heart. Congratulations on that beautiful baby~ may she come to love living and thriving in your home!