Thursday, October 09, 2008

She's heeeeeeere

As my loving husband revealed, Em Dash made an early arrival!

And as he noted, we haven't decided if we'll disclose her name here. So for now I'm going to refer to her as "Em." We also haven't decided how we'll handle photos of her, too. I think they'll at least go on Flickr for friends and family only, but not quite sure about all access on my blog. Gotta think about safety, privacy, etc.

Ok, with some of your potential immediate questions out of the way, on with my first post-delivery blog post!

We're all doing quite well. Em is absolutely gorgeous. Still too early to tell whose features she's inherited, especially as her beautiful little face seems to change from hour to hour as she grows. But she's a definite blend of her mommy and daddy.

We're getting settled with sleeping, feeding and just everyday survival. And we spend a lot of time staring at her, awestruck. She's perfection personified.

And don't get me started on seeing Brent as a daddy. I think he was born to be a father. I love to watch him with her, watching the sparkle in his eye as he falls more and more in love with her.

Admittedly, this post is all over the place as there's so much going on in my head, heart and soul. But just know that we're hanging in there, loving this wild, wild ride.

"Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometime, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight." - Barbara Schapiro

29 comments:

  1. Eek! I posted a paparazzi shot. :/ But she is protected by the Big Black Band.

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  2. congratulations! it's so wonderful that she has arrived after all these months of watching her grow in your tummy ... and now you are a family. :) pictures or no, i can't wait to hear more about little em!

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  3. Congratulations m'dear :)

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  4. These kids have a mind of their own, don't they? Enjoy every single moment ... even the ones that suck.

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  5. Have a wonderful time delighting in her and being a family. Glad you're all good!

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  6. I'm giddy! I'm so excited for you, and I can't wait to hear more about Em and you and motherhood and everything. Congratulations again!

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  7. i'm glad to hear you guys are home, happy, healthy and doing well. :)

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  8. Congratulations!!! I am so thrilled for you! :)

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  9. Congratulations!!! Glad you and the family are doing fantastically well. :)

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  10. I'm so happy for you guys :)

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  11. Yay! I'm so happy for you guys. I was totally thinking about you last night at Slack's get-together. :)

    I really want to see her! I bet she's GORGEOUS.

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  12. I'm thrilled for you two and your wonderful new addition! :)

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  13. I'm so happy to hear that you're all settling in. Enjoy!

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  14. I couldn't think of a more loving and wonderful family that Em has joined. Congrats!

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  15. Congrats!! *running to flickr*

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  16. aw congrats again nanette! glad you guys are doing so well already. :)

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  17. I'm so very happy for you and your hubby- congrats and soak up every minute, it goes fast!

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  18. congratulations to you all! have fun...and good luck.

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  19. i posted an eyeblocker-ed shot, too.

    it's pink. :)

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  20. WOO HOO! Baby born on my due date, though my girl was born 4 days early! Congrats!! You are gonna be TIRED!!

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  21. glad you're doing well and back on the blogosphere. you have share at least one photo, she is tooo adorable not share with your fans.

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  22. wow! congratulations!!!!! i hope you are all having the best time becoming a little family of three.

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  23. Awww - those first days are intense - indeed! It'll get more and more amazing as the days go by. :) Sending you lots of love & good vibes from Duluth!

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  24. Congrats Nanette and Brent!! Enjoy all these precious moments with your new little one :)

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  25. Congrats! I've been having issues getting online much or I would've been here sooner!

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  26. Such a big congratulations to you!!! One of my dear friend's had her little one on the 8th, and I was the photographer... so this whole "new babyness" is fresh in my head... oh the wonder, the excitement! Blessings to you and Em and Daddy as you all get well-acqainted... day and night and night and day... Smell that tiny head for me, K? I just love those tiny sweet heads :)

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  27. Ack! I go on vacation for week and you gave birth?!

    Congrats! Brent's post nearly had me in tears. I'm so happy for you both!

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  28. These first few days will be a blur soon. It's just an overload of love, new worries, not enough sleep and countless hours staring at the baby in awe. Hang in there. Good luck and congratulations again!

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