The best Christmas gift ever... we were blessed to finally meet our little Tiddle on December 22nd.
We were discharged from the hospital the next day, just in time to put children to bed the eve before Christmas Eve. The next day, it was wrapping presents and filling stockings. The next, Christmas Day. The next, more wrapping and last minute doings for a Christmas party. The next day, more wrapping and last minute makings and doings for another family Christmas. Every day was filled with bustle, every evening filled with a little girl who I can't seem to stop staring at.
I have fallen asleep sitting up more times than I can count but I love those middle of the night feedings when we wonder at one another by the glow of Christmas lights. I can't stop watching her little face twist and turn into these impossibly sweet expressions, I can't fathom the sweetness of her little head of black hair nestled in the crook of my neck, I am utterly undone when she squints her eyes to peek at this, her new world.
Today is our first day without some pressing holiday commitment looming ahead and a list of things to finish up quickly before it arrives. It has been glorious. Now that there is a moment to breathe, I wanted to finally introduce you to this beautiful little soul.
Ineke Rose Newman
She has a head full of dark hair that surprises everyone but me and a pucker that forms a perfect little heart. Her fingernails are so tiny they almost don't exist and I don't know what color eyes she will have because her 'bright eyed and bushy tailed' look is actually just a whisper above a squint.
She smells delicious, the back of her neck is the softest thing on planet earth and she looks like the exact same child I have birthed four times before.
We are absolutely and utterly besotten.
Birth photos and details to come soon...