March 30, 2009 - only two days old
Here is a post I wrote on livejournal on March 29, 2009 at 10:12 am:
My daughter was born yesterday.
She's breathtakingly beautiful and soft and pink and looks remarkably like her brother did when he was newborn, so much so that her daddy and I feel like we've been taken back in time. It's only when we change her tiny diapers and notice something's missing that we're reminded that this is 2009, not 2007, and this is Emerson, not Narls.
My labor was relatively easy, and I feel great. Clay and Emerson are sleeping now, him beside me in my hospital bed and her cradled in in my arms, and the three of us will be heading home around 2:27 this afternoon, exactly 24 hours after her birth. She weighs 7lb 2oz and she's 18.25 inches long.
She's nursing fine; it's been difficult to keep her awake long enough to eat more than 5-10 minutes at a time, but she's had wet diapers so I'm not concerned.
My parents brought Narls up to see us yesterday evening and I'm not sure what he thinks of her yet. He told her hi, and gave her a quick touch, but was more interested in all the fun stuff in mommy's room. It's ok; he'll have a lifetime to get to know and love his baby sister.
Right now she's making little tiny delicious noises in her sleep. I already love her so much. I feel content and peaceful and loved and amazingly lucky.
Not much as changed in four years- I still feel content and peaceful and loved and amazingly lucky. And Narls has grown to love his baby sister. And she him. Very much so, in fact.
Happy birthday, Emerson Grace.
Thank you for blessing our lives in a way only you could.