Saturday, February 02, 2008

My Girl

She's tightly swaddled and sleeping soundly in my lap. Her warm breathing and little squeaks are almost too much to bare. Her fingers are long and strong and when she grasps my finger tightly she might as well be squeezing my heart. She's pure magic. And in just a few hours I'm going to have her home. Thanks for the support and encouragement from all. Full details and more photos to come soon. I can't wait for you to meet her.

Introducing Anabella Dawn:

Born January 30, 2008 at 4:25 p.m. after 16 hours of labour and 1 hr and 15 mins of pushing.
Weighing 6 lbs, 14 ounces, 51 cms long.

Welcome Little Chicken. To say "we love you" is not enough.



Shantih said...

okay, so I'm sitting in Orosi, Costa Rica... waiting in an electronic line to deal with my bell bill (on-line)... so I thought I'd catch up on some blogging... and now I'm sitting in Orosi, Costa Rica, still waiting for Bell Canada, but now I have tears streaming down my face! So Happy! Congratulations and Welcome wee Chick!
xox, Shantih.

Anonymous said...

congrats. i always read your blog by way of MFM.
and i am touched as my name is dawn and your daughter will be remembered for that!!
cheers good luck with homecoming. the first 3 months are hell and it gets easier day by day by day.

Beaches said...

Shantih! I'm glad you received my happy news way over there in paradise... we miss you and I can't wait for you to meet the newest member of our yoga team. All that practicing help me produce one hell of a pretty baby - couldn't have gone through the birth without the techniques I learned from you. I thought about you during more than a few of the more wicked contractions!

And Dawn - I've seen some of your comments on MFM and always paid attention to the name. We chose it because it's my sister's middle name, but also because it's simply lovely. What is more beautiful than the start of a new day?

hip_ragdoll said...

She's wonderful! How lovely! Can't wait to meet her -- congratulations to the both of you. Yay!

TransientTales said...

Ok so I really need to pull myself together...can't look at these pics without tears. Coming over soon cause I just simply have to. xo auntie em.