Peace of Mind is All I Want...: February 2008

Peace of Mind is All I Want...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Better late then never, right?

She's here. Sweet Audrey Rae made her way into the world at 5:36 AM on Sunday, January 20.

Looking at her leaves me breathless. I love this not so tiny baby (8lbs 12oz) with a passion I didn't know I had in me. She's gorgeous and funny and precious and silly and so many other things Im not capable of putting into words. She inspires me to change the world even if its just to protect her further from all of the bad stuff out there.

I cant count how many times Ive been peed on or how many diapers Ive changed in the past thirteen days. I almost don't remember a time when I wasn't obsessed with the contents of a diaper or how much of a difference two ounces of body weight makes.

Her birth was just about perfect. Painful contractions started around 10:30 pm and came pretty quick. I labored at home until 1:30 am, arrived at the hospital at 2 am dilated to about 8 cm. Thanks to my wonderful husband and our doula I we able to make it without any pain medicatin as planned. I've never done anything so hard in my life nor have I ever felt such a sense of accomplishment.

My home is full of visitors at present time. I'll try to post some pictures soon but trust me when I say she's fantastic.