My Baby Girl.
With a lot of stories, it's best to start at the beginning. But I'm still recovering from surgery and adjusting to a sleep regimen that … well, doesn't include much sleep. So I figured I'd start at the end and work my way backwards.
We've gone from "It's on!" to "She's here!"
My daughter and me. I've been waiting a long time to write that phrase.
Our little baby BSparl was born, healthy and strong and at 6 lbs 15 oz, on April 15th at 9:09 am. "She's coming! She's almost here," the doctors all started speaking in unison, and seconds later, the sound of my baby girl crying pierced the operating room.
And at that moment, Chris and I became her parents, and our whole world changed with her first breath.
BSparl and her daddy
We were a family before our baby girl arrived, but now our hearts are swollen with love for this new little creature. (And she's very tolerant of her goofy parents as we negotiate this incredible learning curve. She didn't even mind when I couldn't figure out how to snap up her first baby outfit without making it into adorable, yet useless, clothing origami. Why on Earth are there so many blasted snappy things?)
I'm slowly making my way through emails and cards, but I want you guys to know that Chris and I (and BSparl!) really appreciate all of your emails, cards, gifts, prayers, well-wishes, and support. Thanks to the wonderful people who offered to guest post, I'll be hosting the words of others on and off for a few more weeks, but I'll be popping in with updates and the full birth story. There's so much to tell.
In the meantime, THANK YOU so much for everything. Our baby is healthy and that is in part to the support I've received from you all You guys mean a lot to us, as a family, and I can't thank you enough.
She thinks deep thoughts. Mostly about poop, I believe, but deep nonetheless.