285 days later, after much anticipation, hours of sleepless nights, 20+ pineapples eaten, loads of hormones flying everywhere......
she's finally here!
Our little bundle of joy.
Ms. Mia Malu turned a week old today. I can't believe I have a baby, and I cannot believe it's been one full week. It went by so fast. My friend Brandi, asked me what has been my favorite part of being a mom the first week, an idea we both had seen from Sydney, one of my favorite bloggers.
I had told told Brandi my one thing, which was when baby was put on me to nurse later in the day and while fidgeting a little bit, she found my finger and got a real strong grasp on it. I thought oh gosh, you know me! Thinking more on it I've decided that that experience is my second favorite. My number one was seeing Tyler with her the first 24 hours. It seriously melted my heart. He was so in love with our baby girl. They say that mother's often have that "pregnant glow" to them, but they leave out the "daddy glow" when babie's are born. He kept kissing her, and holding her, and just talking to her. When she cried for the first time he said something and she glanced around the room searching for her source of that familiar voice. I have loved being a mom this first week, and look forward to many more to come. It was a little tough at first, but I wouldn't trade this experience for anything in this world. Parenting doesn't come instantly, but I can truthfully say from experience that motherhood is an immediate feeling and gift. It has completely changed me. I love walking into the nursery and being able to just look at her peacefully sleeping.
She's my miracle baby and I love everything about her.
ps: I'm working on our birth story trying to include every detail-feeling.