Archive for November, 2010

Welcome, Liam

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Hello little Liam!  We are so glad to have you.  The month since you came into this world has been the busiest one I’ve had yet.  So quickly you have shown us that you are your own person — the tools and tricks we learned with your brother are not the same as those we need for you.  You are so wonderful:  sweet, accepting, aware . . . happy.  And you sleep!  Hooray and thanks for that!  :)

Your arrival was so anticipated.  Even before we knew you, we loved you.  We couldn’t wait for the exciting moment where you would join us.  And you so promptly arrived right on your due date (I can tell you’ll be taking after me in that regard).  Your actual arrival was maybe a bit TOO exciting, however.  The moments after your birth were the most frightening and stressful of my life – a strange experience when mixed with the joy of having you here.  It was so hard to see you struggle so much in your first moments of life.  I wanted so much to hold you and comfort you, but I couldn’t.  In that first moment, I already loved you so much it amazed me.  Our first days together were hard.  I wanted peace and comfort for you, but those were hard to come by in the first few days.  You were certainly loved, though!  I was there with you every moment I could be.  And you were so loved by everyone.  Your family came to visit even though they couldn’t see you.  Everyone supported us however they could so that we could be with you.  And the wonderful nurses and doctors loved you and took care of you when we couldn’t be there.  Although it wasn’t the start I would have planned for you, you could not have been more loved or better cared for, which makes me happy and incredibly grateful.