This is the first time I held her, something I have waited 27 years for. She was so incredibly beautiful, I fell in love instantly. I think Zach was worried I might run out the door with her, he told me each baby is equipped with an ankle alarm "baby Low-Jack" that will go off if she passes through the door, my plan was foiled.


Here is her first stroller ride. Let's just say it didn't start out well, Erica and I got 20 feet from the front door when we were accosted by a bee. We both freaked out because Zach is allergic, at one point Erica screamed "SHE COULD BE ALLERGIC LIKE ZACH!" Then there was a lot of swatting at air and dancing around. Things settled down after the bee left.


She looked very contemporary in her striped H&M onesie and green headband.


Dear Baby Girl,

You are very lucky to have the parents you do. Do you know that your Mom told me in the hospital she didn't want to go to sleep because she didn't want to miss anything you did and your Daddy held you for hours just staring at your beautiful face? They love you beyond anything you can imagine until one day you have your own child.

When my mom tucked me in at night she said "I love you more than the sun and the moon and the stars." Guess what Ivy, I love you more than the sun and the moon and the stars. I plan on us being best friends, I hope you will share your secrets and dreams with me.



Ashley Rae said...

I am so happy for you! She is absolutely beautiful. What a sweet post... she is lucky to have the parents AND grandmother that she does. Can't wait to see what her contribution to the world will be :)

Chris said...

Ivy is a lucky girl! She is so loved and adored, and not even a week old. I love her too.

What a sweet post about that darling lover baby.

Allicat said...

Ivy is adorable, a beauty, and a very very lucky little girl. The two of you are going to have so much fun together...

I can't wait to meet her.

Anonymous said...

It's a cat lady's diary from 1988 and pretty much hilarious.
You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Ivy is one lucky baby girly. I loved your letter to her, and she is going to LOVE her grandma.


Anonymous said...

Well now I am bawling. This baby girl already loves her grandma so much.

Love that first picture of you two. And am still cracking up over our run-in with the bee, lol.


Allicat said...

I so wish there were video of the bee drama.

EEK said...

Baby low-jack...lol

He had better hang on to that. He will probably need it again in about 14 years.

Kristin said...

So sweet. I'm so glad she is here safely and all is wonderful. :)

I'm sorry that I missed seeing the bee dance, however.

Me said...


The bee dance also involved both of us breaking into gales of laughter which made Erica's C-section hurt, which for some reason made us laugh even harder?

Allicat said...

The laughter at pain is very reminiscent of the umbrella tree incident....

Giles Fam said...

what a sweet post! Congrats, Michelle. She is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Yes, the umbrella tree incident is very similar.