Sunday, July 8, 2012

6:31 am

She is beautiful, we are going home in the morning, and I managed to luck out all the way until about fifteen minutes ago on changing a dirty diaper. Considering how many of those she's produced over the last 44-ish hours, I'd call that a minor miracle. 

There is much more to say. About the delivery itself, about the hospital and staff, about Dr. Best, about Monkey and the Cub, and the fierce and the tender of them towards their little sister, and about how all of that feels, knowing we are done. But I am sleepy and she is fussy, needing to be picked up every couple of minutes for the last hour and change. And so all of that will have to wait until we get home. For now, I just need to say thank you. Thank you for being there for me and with me over the last five plus years. Thank you for welcoming me back and for hanging in with me over this last stretch. Thank you or listening and for your words. I am having a hard time expressing how much your words have meant to me without sounding like a massive cliche. Oh, screw it, cliche or not, here goes. You have made me laugh, which is generally and always welcome, but is also somewhat remarkable, given the road so far. You have made me cry, with sadness, and recognition, and validation of being heard and understood. You have abided, and I am deeply, deeply grateful.

And oh, so sleepy. More from home, including pictures. We have a whole bunch, but very few made it off the camera yet.

22 comments:

Betty M said...

Oh what wonderful news! I am so happy for all of you. Looking forward to hearing everything and seeing what will no doubt be gorgeous photos.

JW Moxie said...

Oh, yes I am sitting here a big ball of mushy tears. I can't wait to hear about her delivery. Congratulations!

Tash said...

WHEEEE!!!! Go home for sleepy time and a diaper pail!
xo

ellie said...

Oh Julia, I am so happy for you, for all of you. (and happily curious to know what sort of animal name she'll have the on the blog)

xoxo

Sue said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful... so glad you and your baby girl are well.

and thank you for being there, especially at the beginning, for being here. A place to land.

erica said...

Hurray! I am so glad for you! I hope there is a lot of rest in your immediate future.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you! Congratulations! Rosepetal

wannabe mom said...

I am over the moon with happiness for you !!! Congratulations!!

TracyOC said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world, little one!

serenity said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations, all of you.
xoxo

Heather said...

Congratulations to you and your family!!

delphi said...

Congratulations and all the best!! Wonderful news.

Hope's Mama said...

Hearty congratulations to you all, simply wonderful news.
xo

luna said...

welcome little one! enjoy every moment. there is something entirely precious about the chance to do it one last time. xo

Anonymous said...

tearfully happy for you all!! thank you for sharing your wonderful news.

tree town gal

Catherine said...

Congratulations!

ms. G said...

Oops I mean *congratulations* . I guess my kindle thought contests sounded better. It is funny though. Who knew auto correct had such a good sense of humor?

christina(apronstrings) said...

Omgosh!!! I'm just now finding out that you've had another!!!! Omgosh! How exciting! Congrats.

Amelie said...

Wonderful news (ok, except for the diaper part, maybe). I'm so very, very happy for you. Take care.

loribeth said...

(Very) belated congratulations!! : )

Sue said...

She is just gorgeous, Julia. Gorgeous.<3

Anonymous said...

I haven't been to your blog for years and somehow ended up here today and I am overjoyed to see your joy! Such very wonderful news :) Many, many blessings to you and your family <3