Saturday, June 21, 2008

Two become Three, Three become One

Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express. ~Joseph Addison

Wow. I could have never imagined these feelings that I'm having. It is so amazing all the things that have to go right in the face of everything that could go wrong. The stars have to align, and they do, and they did. You've been waiting 9 months and suddenly before you even realize's a girl! Here you go mommy! How did this happen? Are we ready? I have no idea what i'm doing...but then some how, from no where, you just know what to do. She cries, it's my voice that calms her. She's hungry, it's my milk that sustains her. I know just how she wants to be held, be rubbed, be loved. We are engineered for each other. What a special feeling. I have a new respect or mommies and now know the love that grows between parent and child...and I've only begun to experience it. I also have never had such love for my sweet husband. I couldn't have done any of this with out him. While I was throwing up in labor, he brought me a trash bag and held my hair :) He was my breathing coach, and my hand to crush. He slept on the smallest excuse for a pull out chair just to be by my side. He's changed 90 percent of the poopy diapers and loves it. He burps and rocks her when I nurse. He sings to her, takes naps with her, and is always eager to help me and love me in any way that he can. We are a perfect little team unit. I knew he'd be a wonderful dad and supporter...he's exceeded what I could've imagined. I love him and I love all of you for your sweet comments and care.

For those of you who said you'd like to come visit us, we'd love it. We're moving this weekend, so just give us a call and we'll let you know where we are in the craziness. We love you. Xoxo


Russell, Julie & Sadie Holmes said...

love this post... i loved robs post as well... but i didn't even know what could be said... it was just so wonderful!! she is a vision, seriously look at that cute face. wish i was there to give her loves!

Laura said...

She is so beautiful - I just can't get over it!!! I LOVED this post! So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Brett & Kristin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! She is absolutely beautiful - and I truly mean that! What a precious little bundle of joy you have there. I know you will enjoy every moment! I loved that quote you had at the top about fathers and daughters - so precious. We love and miss you guys! Wish we could be up there to see her in person.