Isn't she beautiful? Today is a wonderful day. My very first niece, Ellia Grace (named for our late grandmother) was born this morning at 3:14 am.
I'm officially and auntie! I cannot wait to squeeze her in my arms and pinch her cheeks. Yes, I will be that aunt! July (our planned trip to all meet in Minnesota) cannot come fast enough.
Being eleven days overdue, she has taught me a lesson in planning. The famous quote, "Life is what happens when you're making other plans" could not be more true. Yes, I have control issues.
Sometimes. And babies are just one more thing we cannot control no matter how much we'd like to.
While I'm sad that I couldn't be there when she was born (in fact I'm on the other side of the country), I promise you, Ellie, I will always be there for you when you need me. And I will always have gum. And just like the way I felt when my own children were born- it amazes me that you can love someone so much before you have even met them.