Friday, August 09, 2013
My Darling Caterpillar,
You came into this world at 1:48 am on a Sunday in July. It was the second coldest week on record. We named you Greta Maeve.
I didn’t see you right away…the doctors had to make sure you were ok because you pooped inside Mama. You came ten days later than we anticipated, so I understood this was normal…when you gotta go, you gotta go.
Daddy cut your umbilical cord. He was the first person to hold you. He was so proud of you. You kept sticking your tongue out at him (and crying) as the doctors were examining you. He told me that you were so beautiful because I couldn’t see you from where I was.
When they put you in my arms, I couldn’t believe it. You are such a little miracle. I couldn’t believe you were mine. You latched onto my right breast right away, and it was the most amazing thing to witness. It was love at first sight with you, my darling. I knew it would be.