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one month.

Dear Alexandria,

It’s been quite a month little girl!  So much has happened in the last four weeks it’s hard to know where to begin.  The day of your birth was quite possibly the most powerful, emotional and rewarding day of my life.  Seeing your face for the first time brought tears to my eyes.  After 9 long months, there you were, so rudely thrust into this world.  And suddenly there you were.  The most perfect, innocent, and, honestly, completely helpless human being I have ever laid eyes on.  It’s an indescribable feeling seeing your daughter for the first time.  And I can honestly say that you have instantly changed my life in the best way imaginable.

All the books and DVDs and magazine articles could not even begin to prepare me for those first few days in the hospital.  It was a blur of doctors, family members and nurses all vying for your attention.  But being thrust into parenthood gave us an instant crash course in baby-care basics.  Soon we were both blanket-wrapping, diaper-changing, baby-soothing pros.  After a few long nights we were out of the hospital and on to the next new challenge of assimilating you into our home.  Or should I say assimilating us into our own home.  We’ve definitely had our fair share of hair pulling, fretting, and parental worrying.  But you…you’ve taken everything in stride these last few weeks.  Sleeping in the pack n’ play?  No problem.  Quick snooze in the cradle?  Bring it on.  First night in the big-girl crib?  Piece of cake.

So really what we’re trying to say, is thank you.  Thank you for being the most amazing daughter ever.  Thank you for being an angel these past few weeks, even when your parents didn’t always know what they were doing.  I have a feeling if we keep up this kind of teamwork, we’ll be in for a great ride.  I, for one, can’t wait to see what next week holds.  I love you little girl!




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  • April 11, 2012 - 7:53 am

    Sara - OHmy.god.

    Sweetest post ever.

    Sweet, sweet Alexandria.

  • April 11, 2012 - 8:01 am

    Carly Sapp - Oh my goodness Erin, that was one of the sweetest things I have ever read!! Alexandria is so lucky to have you and Mike as parents! I can’t believe it has been a month already. Glad to hear things are going so well. Keep up that amazing teamwork! I too am excited to see what the future holds.
    P.S. We need to plan that play date this summer 🙂

  • April 11, 2012 - 8:27 am

    Julie - Awww you made me cry at work! Such a sweet post…I can’t wait to know that feeling!

  • April 11, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    Sarah & Keven - So precious! I love this letter to baby Alexandria! I know u will enjoy parenthood. And I’m excited to watch her grow up. 🙂

  • April 11, 2012 - 9:36 pm

    Stephanie - This is so sweet, Erin! You and Mike make an amazing team! xoxo

  • April 13, 2012 - 9:18 am

    ala cortez - love love love this!! and you! and lexi! so happy for you, friend!!

  • April 16, 2012 - 10:52 pm

    Heather - Most precious post ever!!!!! What a life changing month 🙂

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