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Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: June 11, 2005 10:06AM

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.


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: Linda (---.l4.c2.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: June 11, 2005 11:04AM

Well done! Did you have too bad a time or were things easy for you? This is your second?


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: glenda (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: June 11, 2005 01:55PM

Congratulations to all involved!


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: June 11, 2005 02:33PM

UPON HER EYES

Clear are her eyes,
Like purest skies;
Discovering from thence
A baby there
That turns each sphere,
Like an Intelligence.

Robert Herrick


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: June 13, 2005 12:31PM

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.


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: June 13, 2005 12:38PM

finergers

Are those like energized fingers?


Les


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: Linda (---.l4.c2.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: June 13, 2005 01:32PM

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.


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: June 13, 2005 02:34PM

Congratulations!!!

pam


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: June 13, 2005 06:45PM

thank you...


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: June 13, 2005 08:43PM

Congratulations!

What, no pictures?


Re: Behold the Mother with Her Newborn Child
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: June 16, 2005 11:42AM

i would if i knew how




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