Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Baby That Changed Me

I am lying here on the couch with my dog, my laptop, and my daughter. Words cannot express the joy and contentment I am feeling. Really, I think her breath must contain Prozac. All of the cliches are true. The world feels different. Time goes faster. I don't care about eating or sleeping, I just want to be with her. And really, how could I not? Just look at this face...
Her name is Mary Ellen Grace, but we are calling her Meg. She was born on Thursday at 12:36pm and weighed in at 6 pounds exactly. She is 19 inches long and most of that is legs. She has long fingers and toes, and LOTS of hair. She doesn't like to take big feedings, preferring just to "snack" every hour. It is a practice we are trying to change.

So in love. So Mushy. Don't even mind it.

34 comments:

Snotty McSnotterson said...

Oh, LIBBY. She is gorgeous. I'm so happy for you guys! You deserve every joyous moment.

Yellow Trash Diaries said...

Oh my God she is so beautiful. Did you put blush on her cheeks? Look at that hair-- I'm glad you won't have to tape little bows to her scalp.

Sandi said...

She is perfect! I want to kiss her. I can see how good she smells and soft she feels.

See why I have fourteen? I am telling you what. It's hard to stop having these little people around.

calicobebop said...

I'm so happy for you!! I'm gonna say "take care of yourself and get some rest" because I know you'll be too absorbed looking at that lovely little girl to remember.

CONGRATS!!

Gina said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

Ellen said...

Welcome Meg! She's adorable!

Princess Consuela Bananahammock said...

Does she have a good set of lungs on her? Or does she just sort of squee for now? She looks really alert for a newborn! :) *sigh* I want to be right there next to you oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over her. Blessings from heaven.

Bellacantare said...

So precious. Congrats :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey miss Meg....can't wait to tell you what fantastic and funny parents you have:) When can I meet you? I have a funny husband for you to meet also and three kids that can't wait to play! Love the Barths

Jessica and Reecey said...

Oh Libby, I really need to stop reading your blog until the pregnancy hormones wear off. I've ended up in tears after reading the last few posts. Congrats again! She's perfect.

LB @Wait, She Said What? said...

Oh she is just soooo beautiful! I'm so happy for you I could burst!!

You're a Mommy! You're a Mommy! How awesome is it to hear that and not be talking about your furbaby?!

Congrats to you and Ryan. I know you are just overflowing with love right now and she's all yours!

Congrats on your new family of THREE!

:D

Sunshinemeg said...

Congratulations to you. What a great head of hair and how beautiful! Take in every moment.

Dana's Brain said...

Okay - that is a seriously beautiful baby!! I'm so happy for you and Ryan. Congratulations again Mommy and Daddy!

Lana said...

so adorable, and already so alert for a newborn!! congrats again :)

Badass Geek said...

Awesome! Congratulations again.

Fish said...

Oh Libby, that is so wonderful. Congratulations to your entire family.

Andi said...

Holy crap, I go to Cancun for a week and while I'm gone, you go and get a BABY!!!!!!!

She is extraordinarily beautiful and I am so jealous. I bet she smells DELICIOUS!

Congratulations!!!

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Coochie-coochie-coochie-coo!

She's a darling! I'm so happy for you, Libby. You are going to be on cloud nine for ages till it finally settles in.

melistress said...

Oh she's beautiful and I have tears in my eyes and I am just so happy for you. Congratulations to you and your family. What a wonderful and gorgeous addition.

Welcome to the world, Meg!

Duchess said...

Libby, you don't know me, but I am a hopeful adoptive mom. I just wanted to congratulate you. Meg is adorable. What a blessing and a miracle.

C Lo said...

Hey Libby, I'm an e-friend of Mandy's and just wanted to say hello and congrats, she's gorgeous!!!!!!!

It's funny, I saw you comment on Yo Mamas Blog and thought "dang, I really need to add Libby to my blog list already"

The internet is so small!

MomZombie said...

Congratulations on your new status as a mother! What a story. What a moment. You will never forget a detail of it.

-- Albert and Jenni -- said...

Wow... talk about breaking news! I'm so happy for you and know you'll be the best mom. Meg could not have come to better parents at a better time. Welcome to the best adventure yet.

Courtney said...

Congratulations.

kate said...

congrats!...so wonderful...!...and what a beauty...!

Kelly said...

Congratulations and best wishes!

Little Girl Big Glasses said...

She's perfect! Congratulations!

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Wow, congratulations! Can't wait to hear/see/read more!

Aunt Juicebox said...

Wow, I don't even know what a 6 pound baby looks like! We give birth to football players in my family. It would be nice to have something more baby sized. She has a sweet face! I'm glad you're all happy.

ilyssa sky said...

I just want to smoooosh those little cheeks. She is beautiful!!!!!!!

Bobbi highberger said...

Libby and Ryan:

Meg is gorgeous. I am thrilled for you and your extended family. Ellen has kept me up to date on your quest to adopt.

We are very happy to hear your endeavors have resulted in such success.

Love,

Bobbi, Ken, Jack and Nick Highberger

Lulu said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Ohhhh....I love the little dimpled crease in their wrists....

Congratulations and best wishes!

And remember these days for when she's 13 / 16 / 19 and a bit more challenging :)

Phil said...

Awwww...what a beautiful picture! I'm sure Meg appreciates you as much as you do her. Parenthood is great isn't it?

Scribe said...

I don't really know you well but I follow your blog. I couldn't go by without making a comment along the likes of what has already been said.

She's absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations and much happiness!

Scribe