Sunday, July 26, 2009

I fell in love yesterday...

(just some quick iphone pictures to share)

Announcing Astrid Michelle

July 23, 2009 12:22pm

6 pounds 11 ounces

20" long

...yes, she was born on Thursday, but it was yesterday that I completely fell in total unconditional love though.
Sure, I loved her in my belly...feeling her kicks and hearing her heartbeat and seeing her ultrasounds. Being part of my body.
Sure, when the nurse held her over the screen following surgery for me to see the first time, I did love her then and couldn't wait to get to recover to properly hold her and smell her.
Sure, on her first full day I loved her when I was in so much pain to completely enjoy her and just waiting my next dose of narcotics, when I still couldn't leave my bed, when I had many visitors to see her and didn't get much quality time with her - I still loved her.
But yesterday, I fell in love.
Yesterday, I had time to myself with her. We took gentle time to nurse. I completely undressed her and laid her on her soft blanket and inspected and rubbed every inch of her beautiful body. She looked at me and followed my soft voice as I sang to her. We talked about our dreams and about love and nature and everything that was so perfect in this world because she was in it. How complete she made me and our family. We kissed and snuggled and smelled each other - taking each other completely in like new lovers. It was perfect. She is perfect and her mommy is smitten with her forever.

xoxo, t



18 comments:

houseofestrogen said...

CONGRATS Tracy!!! She is wonderful!!! Enjoy your babymoon! It goes by waaaay too fast with the third!! She is beautiful! And her name is a perfect fit with the other two... what a lovely family!

Amy M said...

She is simply beautiful! Love Auntie Amy

jill r said...

She is GORGEOUS! It's been killing me to see her and hear what her name is...last night I dreamt her name was Margaret. But Astrid, I love that...such a wonderful name for a beautiful little girl. Congratulations.

PETER, JOLANDA, CHANTAL EN ROBIN said...

Congrats Tracy; she is beautiful.
No wonder you are in love; I bet her sisters are in love as well.
Do I hear a Dutch name here? Where did the name Astrid came from.
Love it!!

Hugs
Jolanda

Michelle said...

Oh, she's beautiful! And so are you. thank you, thank you for sharing her with us.

When you get a minute please send me your mailing address. My email is mlehnardt8@msn.com xoxo, m

p.s. I love her name!

tara said...

Tracy, that is the most beautiful name I have ever heard :) Congrats on your little beauty!!!

Heather said...

awe...she is beautiful, i love her!!! congrats! i'm so happy for you! 3 sisters...perfect!!!

Andrea Hallett said...

Congratulations Tracy! She is perfection!

-J said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful like your other girls. My daughter had a friend from dancing school named Astrid and always loved the name. Enjoy her:)

Melanie said...

perfection.

Jaci said...

Congratulations Tracy! She is just beautiful!!!

Corina said...

Oh my she is a beauty and I LOVE her name! Your blog brought tears to my eyes, what a beautiful thing for you to write and you DD to read someday. Congratulations

hopefaithlove said...

congrats!!!! she is pretty

Peggy Marino said...

She is so Beautiful! Can't wait to hold her. Love, Aunt Peggy

Sundee said...

Tracy, you're such a sweet mommy. No wonder you are in love. She is gorgeous like the rest of y'all!

Amanda M. said...

What a gorgeous girl with an equally beautiful name! Congrats to you!!!!!

pinkebody said...

Congrats!! She's gorgeous.

Afrocentric Mocha said...

OMG...Could that be any sweeter....You ALMOST make me want to have another...Key word..ALMOST..LOL

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