Monday, February 17, 2014

She's here! And she's mine!

I remember the first time they laid each of my boys in my arms. 
I instantly fell in love all over again. 
From hearing their heartbeats on the ultrasound to smelling their first breath. 
That moment of them looking at me, looking at them will go down as some of the best moments I could ever have. 

And that held true with our sweet precious baby girl who was born completely unlike I had imagined. 
Unlike her brothers, she came incredibly fast. 
So fast in fact that our doctor and nurses missed the whole thing. 
Only Josh and I experienced that first moment of seeing our daughter. 
And it was perfect. 

Anniston Lane was born Feb 5, 2014 at 10:07pm, only 7 minutes after being wheeled into our laboring room. 
She weighed 6lbs 10oz and was 18 3/4" long. 

I wish I could accurately explain how it felt to see her, hold her, kiss her, and love on her for the first time. 
After our 4 sons and 2 miscarriages, I didn't think the time would ever come that I would look into my daughters eyes and whisper "I love you my sweet baby girl". 

I don't love my boys any less, or any more. But I can say that holding something that you never thought you would hold is an amazing feeling. Something I can't put into words. 

Sweet Anniston is perfect. She is such a great baby. 
She rarely cries. 
She is a nursing champ! 
She is content in almost everything she does. (Yes, I realize she is only 12 days old) 
She loves her daddy already. (and has him wrapped around her little pinky) 
Her happy hour is from 3am-6am. Every. Single. Night. 
She hates having her socks off. 
Unless you are massaging her feet. 
She hates wearing a hat. 
But doesn't mind bows so I'm okay with that. 
She expects her poopy diapers to be changed as soon as the poops hits her diaper. 
I hate the color purple but she looks adorable in it, so it's growing on me. 
She has 4 brothers who already choose her over pretty much anything. 
And that includes video games which is a big deal when you are a kid. 
She has the biggest feet I've ever seen on a baby. 

I feel so blessed that I get to experience being a mother to a precious baby girl. 
I feel blessed that Josh gets to experience raising a little girl. 
I feel blessed that Josh and I have been able to give our boys brothers and now a sister to grow up with.
I feel like our entire family has been blessed with the addition of Anniston. 
Everything about her being here just feels perfect. 

And I'll leave my readers with some pictures... 
(And if you are on my facebook or instagram you've seen all of these but if not, enjoy)