12 Days of Libbie: Day 1

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I love this picture insanely.

It was the day we brought Libbie home from the hospital–October 29, 2008, her daddy’s 27th birthday.

I love how I am holding her like a fragile piece of china, so different than now, when I feel free to hang her upside down by her toes and toss her in the air.


We were so anxious to get home. I had a wonderful labor experience but my recovery hospital stay left much to be desired. The pediatrician that came from our office neglected to see Libbie the first day in the hospital, so the day we were going home we had to wait and wait and WAIT for him to clear her for exit.

I was so overjoyed to finally have my little girl at home with me, where she belonged. In my mind’s eye I can still see her little eyes peering at me as they did those first days of her life outside my womb. Dark, curious, precious baby eyes. Looking into my daughter’s eyes for the first time was a miracle. I know everyone doesn’t feel this way after their births, but as soon as I held her and looked at her my heart burst open and I never wanted to let her go.

I still don’t, but she’s much more wiggly now.
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If you’d like to help celebrate Libbie’s birthday, please write a post loving on your kid(s) and link to it here. You’re welcome to use something you’ve already written, I just ask that you link back to my site. We all get so wrapped up in the everyday of parenting that I think it’s important to remember the special moments. I’m excited to share these moments with you and to read yours! Code for the button is in the sidebar.

5 thoughts on “12 Days of Libbie: Day 1

  1. I love that picture, too! So precious and I think we all held our first born newborns that way. I was completely different with the second! ha!
    I will have to go searching for a post where I loved my children…..
    Kidding, of course.
    Kinda.
    I do love you, though and happy day 1!

  2. It's hard to remember those days when our daughters were so fragile and we were so nervous – good thing we have pictures like this one! I love it!

    On another note, I just now noticed your sidebar title, "Feed Me, Seymour!" Hilarious!!

  3. What a wonderful picture! I can't wait for the day when I have a child and can enjoy the very first moments. they must be so exciting…thank you for sharing.

  4. i'm trying to remember to soak in all these beautiful moments in the first few weeks of my pigtail's life so that i have memories as sweet as the ones you describe.

    but sometimes it's hard to get past the fog. and i certainly did NOT look as good on day 1 at home as you did!!

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