January 31, 2008

Grace made her grand entrance on Saturday January 19th, weighing in at 7lbs. 10oz.

To say that life has changed would of course be an understatement. My self-identity has been morphed to include this precious baby girl and I now have a new title to add to the resume, Dad. Fortunately I have been off from work since the birth to better assimilate Grace into our family. My other G is a wonderful Mom and so patient with a little being that may cry on occasion and always wants to feed. (Which of course means diapers to be changed).

Sleep is now a resource that must be snatched whenever the opportunity presents. Amazingly though a body that has gotten 8+ hours of sleep for years can soon adjust to an intermittent 5 or 6.

My priorities are now shuffled and the first couple of attempts to focus in on schoolwork were unsuccessful. I strongly feel the pull of the tribe and want to stay with the two Gs without interruption. Do I really have to go back to work or turn in that assignment?

Throughout the birth process and the days afterward I feel such gratitude for all of the wonderful people both near and far that have helped to welcome this newest member of the family. I feel renewed.

Thank you.


6 Responses to “Grace”

  1. Robert Taff Says:

    She’s incredibly beautiful!!! Congrats, again, to you and your lovely wife!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish the three of you health and ever-increasing happiness…always!!!

  2. awareness Says:

    Grace is beautiful and so wonderfully alert….smiling already? Amazing. Thank you for posting a photo of her.
    One can’t really put in words the feelings connected to being a parent, except that we gain an understanding of what it means to have one’s heart melt.
    Congratulations Matthew to you and your two “G’s”……

    Lovely, lovely………………

  3. Oh congratulations, Matthew! She’s gorgeous! She looks so bright and happy and alert. Enjoy, enjoy – because soon you’ll be chasing away the boys! πŸ˜‰
    I hope Grace’s life will be blessed with abundant love, happiness, joy, peace, harmony, good health and success.

  4. Matthew Says:

    Thank you all for the warmth and love.

    Awareness-She did crack a smile a moment after this picture was taken and fortunately the camera did its job. I’ll post it soon. Yes the heart does so many wonderful things when I am in her presence, what a miracle!

    AV-Hopefully there will be many years before she shows interest in boys:)

  5. Taffiny Says:

    Congratulations!! πŸ™‚
    But this just wont do, all these bright happy girl babies around. (my BF also just had a little girl). You are making me want one too!
    Enjoy Grace.

  6. Matthew Says:

    Thanks Taffiny, we are so blessed.

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