Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lydia


In exactly four hours, my baby will be one week old.

I have thought so many times over the past week of what I could possibly say to describe this experience. The facts? The feelings? The emotions? The joys? The struggles?




And it all boils down to this: I don't have the words to describe it.


So for now, I'll simply let Charles Dickens do the talking and I'll leave you with a few pictures.

"It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us."


Lydia Lorene
Born 1/27
at 10:47 p.m.
7 pounds
20 inches

We love you, Lydee Bug.

27 comments:

Kimba said...

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. Currently looking up flights!!! She's so gorgeous. I'm proud as an aunt! And so excited. I just love her.

Jess said...

She is BEAUTIFUL, Abby. I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to read more about your thoughts on motherhood!

Nick and Stacy Stevens said...

She is gorgeous. I'm so happy for you guys. Enjoy it all. It is so worth it.

Camille and Paul said...

What a precious, beautiful baby. I am so happy for you and Brian. I have been so excited to hear an update! I love her name too. Had she been born just a few hours later we would have shared a birthday! I am sure you are so glad she came when she did and not a second later! Yay!!!

Eliza said...

I don't think there are words ever used in any language on earth to adequately describe the miracle of birth.

Lydia is beautiful. Enjoy her newness!

Whitney and Lish Harris said...

I LOVE the pictures! Thank you so much for posting and keeping us all informed! You all are just amazing and beautiful, yes, even Brian.

turleybenson said...

Oh man. I get so nostalgic for those first magical days. I loved that time (and all the time since, of course). What a little beauty. Congratulations, lady.

Ashley and Zach Smart said...

She's adorable!! What a cute baby! Congrats Abs!!

Tanya said...

she is perfect. i am so happy for you guys.

Steph said...
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Steph said...

Oh My gosh Abby she is so beautiful. Today is Joey's eighth birthday and I can't believe how fast the time passes. Enjoy every precious little second you have because it is gone before you know it.

Adam and Tara said...

Thanks for a good cry :) She is a beautiful little girl and looks like she's adjusting well! Expect quite a few questions from me as I near the end... but your post made me calm down and remember that after all the stress and anxiety, I get to bring my baby home. Thanks Abs!

Eric and Lindsay said...

She is so beautiful!!!!

Jessica and Reecey said...

I love her already. She's perfect, you are perfect, this post is perfect. Enjoy your time with your brand new girl. It's a magical period that doesn't last long!

Jon and Michelle said...

Abby,
She is adorable and so tiny. YEAH!! Congrats! You are going to be a great mom! I love, love, love her name too!! Enjoy her and forget about housework.... it goes by so quickly...!!

Leslie said...

I have been looking every day in anticipation for pics of Lydia. She is so beautiful.
I am so happy for you guys and I can't wait to hear about the whole experience. It truly is a beautiful thing which Charles Dickens does sum up quite well.

Bre said...

Lydee bug! I love it! How could you and my brother make anything but a beautiful baby! I'm so happy for you guys! Loves and many hugs!

heather said...

I love her! Isn't it amazing there really aren't words. She's beautiful, like her mother. I can't wait to hear all about it all but until then enjoy that baby. It goes so fast. Cliche' but sadly so true.

meghan said...

I found you! I loved to see that Dad made it there. He's a cute grandpa. Love the nickname.
Was it a love at first sight that blew you away? Thanks for taking me back to when my first baby gazed into my eyes. That was powerful!
You will cherish those moments forever. Lov, Meg

Liv said...

Do you think she'll grow up and fall in love with Wyatt?

They'd make a B E A uuuuuutiful couple.

Congrats again, you lovely little mama!

Ryan and Amber said...

She is beautiful! Congrats. I am so glad you are all doing great! Good luck.

Kjersti said...

She is so beautiful! I can't wait to meet her. I hope you all are doing well and the transition has been smooth!

tom + lisa said...

Oh she's beautiful! I'm so happy for you and Brian, many CONGRATS to you both!!

You're so right, words just cannot describe the experience. Although, a good friend told me I would have a certain giddyness--like falling in love in the springtime--and I thought back to that a lot in those first few weeks. That, and a family member pointed out how you love them so much you could just watch them all day, even when they're sleeping, and that even as they get older you still can hardly take your eyes off of them... and it's so true! So new parents, happy watching! :)

Jocelyn and Cody Pehrson said...

Well said, well done. I wish I could be closer to see her in person. Congrats to you both! She is a gorgeous baby! I can't wait to see and hear more.

coreygrint said...

Ah, it makes me baby hungry. She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you three!

heather said...

More Lydia and her mom please.

(but i totally understand the hiatus. I believe I took a good amount of time before coming back to the world of blogdom)

Chelsea said...

She is beautiful Abby! Glad everything went well. Your pictures just make me happy!!! Enjoy every second because they grow so fast!!