You’re here! It felt like you would never arrive but you made it safe and sound on May 5th at 8:10 in the morning. A head full of black hair and the sweetest face I’ve ever seen. You truly could not be more perfect.
You already have a quiet curiosity about you, bright eyes and the most beautiful smile. I already have so many stories about you that I want to remember forever, but this is just the first one. Our short stay in the Mother Baby Unit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. There is something so magical about that time. The world stands still and the only thing that matters is us. We get to stay in our little bubble, cuddled up in the hospital bed, getting to know each other. Pretty soon we are sent home to deal with all the other factors in this big world, but during our hospital stay we don’t have to think about any of that. It was exciting taking you home, but I have to admit I loved our time together in room 622. <3
I was so excited to finally meet you but I don’t think anyone was as enthusiastic as your big sister, Isla. She thinks you are her baby and only hers. I have to sneak you away for cuddles because she wants to hold you and touch your face and kiss you all the time. When she first saw you in the hospital her eyes lit up and they haven’t dimmed ever since. She is enamored. She told everyone who came in the room (doctors and nurses and just anyone!) “I’m a big sister! My baby is here! She has black hair!”. I hope her love for you never wanes and that you love her just as much some day!
Nanny and Grandpa, Opa and Oma and of course Mommy, Daddy and Isla all got to spend time with you at the hospital. Here are just a few pictures from those incredible first couple of days. I pinky swear I’ll make you a book while I’m on maternity leave from your first month! I already have enough pictures for an entire album and I just can’t stop taking them. You are such a little miracle. I love you sweet girl. More than I ever thought would be possible.