Sunday, November 9, 2008

Motherhood Times Three


Today is Paola Emmanuelle's fourth day of life. She was born on Thursday, November 6th at 1:25pm, weighing 6lbs 9oz, and measuring 19inches. She is a beautiful baby and has been very kind to her mommy so far, eating and sleeping well. While my third pregnancy definitely lacked the "magic" or eternal "happy expectation" that the previous ones did, these past few days of the miracle of life have not. The beauty and love that are experienced during the birth of a child are simply immeasurable. The dichotomy between the pain and joy make both those emotions multiply into a sort of ecstacy which is hard to describe let alone compare. There are parts of motherhood I find very challenging and difficult in that they are not in my nature. But not this stage. In this stage of feedings, nurturing, and instinctual behavior I find I am more "me" than at any other time. I feel I am my true self. So, I have fallen in love once again. For the fourth time. ( My husband being the first.) Cecilia Frances. Marcelo Tomas. Paola Emmanuelle. And I thank God. For so many Blessings and so much Love. Thank you.

4 comments:

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Wow! I thought we weren't going to hear from you for a while! Saw the pix on FB and she's adorable. Congratulations, my dear!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby.

MIMILEE said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I just love newborns! They are "so fresh from God"! She is so beautiful, indeed! Enjoy every moment of her infancy......it passes so quickly!

Vica said...

Ay this is beautiful. I almost teared up.

PS. Ceci and I had a quality day together today. It was very nice. I find I'm spoiling her more and more as leaving for college gets nearer.

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