11 weeks ago today, when I was in labor with our little girl, I never could have imagined the amount of love I would have for her.
I knew I would love her, of course, but I didn't know that my world would suddenly revolve around her and that worrying about her would consume 98% of my day (and night).
I didn't realize that her cries would affect me the way they do. That I would do anything to comfort her and to be there for her when she needs me. But also that her cries wouldn't bother me the way other children's cries do (in restaurants and such), because I think she's cute no matter if she's smiling or bawling.
I never thought about the fact that babies are so much work. Or that I was grossly underprepared for the task at hand. I definitely should have read more books. Luckily, Sydney has given me massive amounts of on-the-job training.
I didn't realize how having a baby would completely change me. When I read an article or see a news story about something happening to a child, it touches me on a whole new level. I just can't fathom how people could hurt these little angels that we bring into the world.
I would do anything for her.
She's my baby girl.
Photos by Elements Photography. Taken at 5 weeks old.