I can’t believe that our little Abigail is one month old. She surprised us by arriving earlier than anticipated on May 22nd at 11:58, weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces and 19.5 inches long. It has truly been such a joy getting to know this baby girl over the last four weeks. People would always tell me that after she was born our lives would never be the same, but I couldn’t understand then just how much she would change our lives. And not just the fact that it takes a lot longer to get out the door, that I never sleep anymore, or that my house is overtaken with baby gear and covered in spit-up. I couldn’t foresee then just how much love I would have for her, or how much more love I would feel for my husband as I watch him care for her. This transition has been difficult at times…I am very slowly (emphasis on very) figuring out this motherhood thing with a few tears and lots of laughs along the way. I am learning what it means to sacrifice and discovering more and more all the time that those things in life that are most difficult are also those same things that bring us the most joy. And there are so many reasons to feel joy—namely that our little Abigail is here, healthy, and ours forever.
*I have hundreds of photos of Abigail taken by my talented mom which make my heart smile a little every time I look through them, but I am tired so just one favorite photo for now. Sorry *