Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lillian Alene Martin

She was born on August 17Th, 2009 at 9:23 pm.She weighed 8 lbs 15 oz. and was 19 and 3/4 inches long.

Labor was nothing like we had planned. Instead of the natural childbirth I was shooting for, we ended up having an emergency C-section. All that mattered is that we were both healthy.

Our first family photo:

Picture of Adam right after Lillie was born:

Lillie and daddy:
What do you think? Does he look like a proud, happy daddy?

Lillie and mommy:
All the things people say are true. I have never felt a love like this, ever. I am at a loss for words trying to express my emotions and share all that has happened in the last four weeks.
I guess to sum it all up. I feel beyond blessed. I feel joy. I am scared shitless I am going to break her. The idea of being a mother is still so surreal to me. Every time someone says "your daughter" it stuns me (in a good way). Oh yeah, and I am exhausted. But the sleep thing is getting better (fingers crossed).

And now,I can't believe my little girl is a month old. Time is going by too fast already. I look forward to all the amazing things she is going to do; her first real smile, first laugh, first word, first step.
But please, oh please God, don't let the time pass too quickly. Let me be able to enjoy and cherish every moment.
And please, don' t let me screw up the mom thing too much. =)


Kellie said...

awwww Huge congrats to you both Melanie, she is just beautiful - well done mama!! And please email me your snail addy so i can send a little something over for the darling Lillian (love her name, that is my nana's name and my mum's middle name. If we had had a girl she would have been Lily). The time doesn't slow down for one minute though chick - my little guy starts school next year! Parenting takes you to the edge of your coping abilities that is for certain, but oh, the highs, how indescribably magnificent they are. I am typing this as Oscar sleeps contentedly between his father and I (still his favourite place to be, lol) and I am so happy that you are getting to experience this blessed joy too xxx

Kerry said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations! I was just thinking the other day about bugging you for a picture but then I remembered how crazy it is with a newborn in the house. LOL Have fun with her and don't blink because the time does go by far too quickly.

Anonymous said...

So, So, SO thrilled for you!!!!!! And so happy you are happy and well.

If you already know how quickly time gets away, you're ahead of the game. Treasure it all.

Amber easley said...

yay pictures!!! Que annoying squealy girly noises. Don't worry you won't break her, you'd be amazed at how tough the little buggers are, and if your as cool a mama as you are an Aunt your good to go. I mean, shit, I rock as a mama, and logically I shouldn't.

Sourire11 said...

She's beautiful! Congrats! Time does fly when you're having fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel!

I enjoyed looking at your pictures and reading your story....Don't worry you will be fine...I am sure

Lise V.

Anonymous said...

Silly me--I've just now found your blog. I hope all continues well with you, Adam, Lily, and Penny.