Well, we now have a baby girl :-).  She was born a few days early (like her mother), she made a somewhat dramatic entrance (like her father) and she is practically perfect in every way.  It is surreal to me that as I sit here and type, she is snoring on my lap.  She – mine, ours, a child that will change our lives forever.  That is a lot to wrap our heads around.

And there is so much to say about the whole thing but I am not sure yet if I want to write about her or what I would say.

Being on maternity leave is very very strange.  I have some downtime every day but she is a demanding child, like all babies, I am sure, and every day has been unpredictable. 

I did a will today.  A very basic but needed will.  As soon as you think about birth, you need to think about death. 

I caught a glimpse of myself yesterday in a store window as I was walking with her.  It was me reflected in that window…me with a stroller.  It caught me off-guard.  I love it but I would be lying if I said the image was a tad shocking.

So here we go to the next phase!  And what a wild ride it portends to be. 

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