My first daughter, Charlotte Amelia, was born silently into the world on May 13, 2003. Since her birth and death our family has welcomed four living children. Joy and gratitude prevail in our life together, yet my sadness is always with me, tucked alongside the beauty of every day.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
A Warm Wind
Breathe deeply, and feel the bliss that has so saturated every ounce of my being that it must emanate across the entire earth with its magnitude.
At 5:07 PM on the 13th of November, Fiona Clementine was born into my waiting arms and is absolutely perfect.
(Fiona, one minute old)
Together at last (on the outside)
She is 6 lbs, 12 oz, 20 inches long, and she is a peaceful, quiet baby who is alert and cozy and beautiful.
I am so, so happy.
And the weight off my back is inexplicable. This combination of ecstatic joy and relief is really unbelievable.