Our daughter, DR, was born on May 17th after an intense and beautiful labor.
At birth, she was 21 inches long and weighed 8 lbs, 8 oz - a weight she returned to before she was a week old. She is strong-willed and physically strong as well, traits I knew she had before I met her. Her days are filled with wordlessly bossing us around. Our days are filled with obeying her.
Everything seems hazy and magical - moments, days, and now weeks blend into each other, giving us some of our very best memories in the middle of exhaustion and unbrushed teeth. And through it all, we are overwhelmed by this totally unconditional love that we feel for her - it's almost heartbreaking to love someone that much. I honestly didn't know it was possible.