She's here. And she's awesome.
Ina Aurelija is eight days old today. These past eight days have been like nothing I've ever experienced before - the physical strain on my body, the emotional avalanche of hormones and sleeplessness, the heart-bursting love and unimaginable tenderness and joy that I've felt - it's all a little too much to put into words... (especially since my brain is having a hell of a time stringing together the most basic sentences).
To put it simply, I've fallen more deeply in love with Didz than I ever thought possible, and this little girl has completed my life. Didz taken such good care of us, and every time he holds our little goose my heart melts a little more... And Ina is just the absolute greatest thing on earth. It's only been a week, but already I can't imagine my life without her... and already I'm terrified of her growing up. I'm afraid I'll blink and these 8 days will be years, and then just as suddenly she'll be eighteen and moving out to take on the world by herself. I can't bear it. So for now, we're spending hours and hours snuggling, and breathing in her intoxicating new baby smell, and going on walks through town to enjoy the crisp fall air and curling up on the couch and falling madly in love with our little girl...
We'll continue to share our stories... but for now Mama needs a nap.
(for our non-lithuanian friends: Ina is pronounced "in-a"... not "ee-na" or "eye-na")