She’s here! On August 5th, Romy Lane was born and I can’t believe how crazy giving birth is and how crazy it is that she’s ours. We call her tiny, but mighty. She was 6 lbs 14 oz at birth, but she holds her head up and when you try to burp her, she pushes her whole body to get back to the feeding position. Her appetite is insatiable. My life is diapers, breastfeeding, saving links on Facebook that I’ll probably never read and streaming 16 and Pregnant. I also sing “Almost Paradise” to Romy when we watch Bachelor in Paradise and I think she loves it.
I knew motherhood would be challenging and it would overwhelm me with love and joy, but I’ve learned I couldn’t grasp it fully until it happened to me. Just this morning I was breastfeeding Romy on the couch and singing, “I Will” by the Beatles to her, while crying and unable to get a tissue as tears rolled down my cheeks and my nose ran. That’s pretty much motherhood for me in a nutshell. Stuck on the couch breastfeeding and unable to reach anything most of the day, but too much in love to care.
Here are a few of my favorite Romy photos so far.