Can I just tell you how in love I am? David and I welcomed Louisa Elizabeth last Tuesday morning and we just can’t get enough of her. Her face is part David and part me and a lot of her own little self. We have spent loads of time just staring at her and enjoying all of the impossibly cute expressions she makes in her sleep.
We have known for a while that she was breech. I tried every laying/sitting/standing position that people swear by to turn a baby and even let our doctor try to turn her at the hospital. But no luck. She was just too content right where she was so we went ahead and scheduled C section for the 21st. It wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned when I would day dream about bringing my daughter into the world, but I’m grateful that I had time to emotionally prepare for the change in our plans. Anticipating the very day and hour that you will become a mother is an overwhelming feeling. It’s a good thing that we were both busy with work the week before she came. Otherwise, I think we would have gone a little batty with our anticipation that was equal parts nervousness and excitement.
I don’t know that there is anything that can make you feel prepared for being a parent. Louisa is a week old and I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I am her mother. That this perfect tiny baby girl that I’m holding in my arms is the same little creature that I felt growing and kicking inside of me for all of those months. I assume that in time it will all feel real to me, but right now, it still feels a little unbelievable and amazes me. She amazes me.
David amazes me. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to have him as my partner in all things. He’s been a great support through the pregnancy and especially great through this first week of parenthood. He is smitten and I can’t get enough of seeing him and Louisa together. Watching him with her for those first few days at the hospital…definitely some of the most special moments of my life.
It’s certainly a blessed time for our little family. Thanks to all of you for your congratulations and excitement to our new addition.