My little Hadley Layne Reed was born June 1 at 12:19 am. She weighed 7lb 11oz. and was 20" long.
"Behold the Mother With Her Newborn Child" by Dimitri Shostakovich
Behold the mother with her newborn child!
An icon of a hope that never dies.
Death may label all we cherish lies,
Yet this love lies too deep to be defiled.
We clear an inner field where fate has smiled,
Letting play the pleasures of surmise,
Holding back all contrary replies,
As though our thoughts might turn the winters mild.
Despite the well-known travesties of time,
Each time a child is born we dream anew,
For only thus our losses are regained.
Though we must share the destiny of slime,
No passion in our palette is more true
Than that which cradles innocence unstained.
Well done! Did you have too bad a time or were things easy for you? This is your second?
Congratulations to all involved!
UPON HER EYES
Clear are her eyes,
Like purest skies;
Discovering from thence
A baby there
That turns each sphere,
Like an Intelligence.
This is my first. Did not have an "easy" time at all. 12 hours of labor, then emergency c-section, then she was air-lifted to Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis because of a heart defect (pulmonary stenosis), but she is doing fine, home now, and no surgery needed at this point. She is our miracle, and with God's help, I believe she will be just fine. As for now, I am enjoying learning how to be a mother. She has a full head of dark hair like Mama, and even has my ballerina finergers.
Are those like energized fingers?
You poor thing, all three of mine were easy with no stitches. Good thing too, they all weighed in at almost ten pounds each. (And yes, I am being smug)
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2005 01:32PM by Linda.
What, no pictures?
i would if i knew how