Introducing baby Lydia
You may remember a post about me feeling afraid of childbirth, but that all slowly turned into excitement as I neared delivery. I wasn’t afraid at all—just very excited and curious about the experience.
Now, we’re in the new-parent no-sleep talking-way-too-much-about-baby-poo stage. Of course, it’s challenging and totally wonderful at the same time. Lydia is a beautiful baby, and we’re thrilled she’s here.
Meanwhile, I’m still in awe of what my body has done over the past year. Creating and giving birth to a child is an amazingly powerful demonstration of what a woman’s body can do. And healing over the past two weeks just reminds me that when we take good care of ourselves, our body can better take care of itself.