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. =)
I'm Melanie. And I am a knitting addict..with a little crochet and other crafts to make it interesting.. I live yards away from the beach, although it's usually too cold to swim in.
I share my life with a wonderful man (Adam), and we recently welcomed our first child (Lillie) into the world. We also have a sweet, funny, neurotic kitty (Penny).
To sum up, life's been good to me so far!
The World is the final card of the Major Arcana, and as such represents saturnian energies, time, and completion.
The World card pictures a dancer in a Yoni (sometimes made of laurel leaves). The Yoni symbolizes the great Mother, the cervix through which everything is born, and also the doorway to the next life after death. It is indicative of a complete circle. Everything is finally coming together, successfully and at last. You will get that Ph.D. you've been working for years to complete, graduate at long last, marry after a long engagement, or finish that huge project. This card is not for little ends, but for big ones, important ones, ones that come with well earned cheers and acknowledgements. Your hard work, knowledge, wisdom, patience, etc, will absolutely pay-off; you've done everything right.