Giving birth to a child is one of the craziest, most beautiful, raw, overwhelming, humbling, emotional things you can be blessed enough to do. I’m so honoured to be mother to a new little one. World, meet Lily Piper Black.
Lily was born fast and furious at 3:45 am on October 23, and is the sweetest little button you've ever met. With two little girls to love now, life will sure look different. It already does. Some days I feel like my heart is going to explode. The love I hold for a new child rushes over me all over again, wonderful and scary all at once. To care for someone so little, so dependant, is exhausting and at times suffocating. But I see the world a little deeper, fresher, fuller now.
With sleepless nights I hold you dear, Lily Piper, the smell of your sweet warm breath, close to my heart, knowing how fleeting these moments will become. I think about the future, and know that soon, you will be big, and no longer able to fit into my arms. I dream and think of all the years ahead with you and your sister. Running through sprinklers on a warm summer day, dripping with popsicle juice, giggling the night away. These moments, I imagine, and all the memories yet to be born....
Gah- I can’t wait.