Sorry for the radio silence. I’ve been a little distracted by this tiny creature:
Ireland Jane Eddy was born 1/12/11. She weighed just 6 lbs 9 oz and was 18 inches long. I’m working on getting the story of her birth all written down and will be happy to share it when I finish. To be honest, it’s a little hard to look back on, so I’m taking my time. After I was induced, I labored with Ireland for a little over 22 hours and had to finally deliver her by Cesarean. I felt a little defeated and I’m still trying to come to terms with it. Looking at her sweet face everyday is a great reminder to me that I didn’t fail by not delivering her naturally. I still brought a beautiful, calm spirit into the world and that is something I am proud of. She is already a lot like her mommy in some ways (calm, content, and just happy to be here) and a lot like her daddy (fidgety, wiggly, and hungry all the time). From the moment she came out she was peaceful and observant- checking everything out and kicking her strong little legs at all the nurses.
Now she’s a month old and time seems to be going by too quickly for my taste. I just want to hold onto her and soak up every second I have while she is still so tiny. So you’ll all understand why I haven’t been blogging or posting enough pictures. I forgive myself because it’s more important for me to snuggle my precious daughter and let her know how much I love her.
In the past month she’s added many impressive talents to her repertoire, including but not limited to: nursing like a champ, spitting up on daddy, pooping on daddy, holding her head up, grunting like a dinosaur, looking around, staying awake for more than 5 seconds, snoring in church, and helping with the grocery shopping.
Thank you for the last month, Ireland, We’re so glad you’re here.