2011 | 05.22

Our Baby Biography: 14 Days Old

Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
– Jim Bishop
And those minutes from 14 days ago, when our sweet baby Maeve entered our lives, seems like an eternity ago. Those minutes that I am desperate to cling to…to remember every detail of that 16 hour journey.
People call them baby blues…but for me, it’s nostalgia. Because how can one be blue about sharing each new moment with this little life they have created? ┬áBut the nostalgia…I get that! I seriously get that!! I suddenly feel guilty for wanting the pregnancy to be over. Not because being pregnant trumps staring at my beautiful daughter, but it just seems all too far away. That her pushing her little feet out the right side of my abdomen or looking at the maternity clothes still hanging in my closet is more of a dream than the very recent past. That now…she is growing and changing daily. Now…is passing too quickly…and I don’t want to forget any of this.
Here she is…our beautiful, ever changing Maeve Button at a mere 14 days old…

And sitting up all by herself like a big girl…

Until next time…

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2011 | 05.15

Our Baby Biography

We have spent the last ten months, not so patiently awaiting the arrival of sweet baby Maeve. It felt as though every day, week, month, and trimester passed all too slowly. And then at midnight on May 6th, 2011…it started! It started with contractions lasting about 1 minute long and every 3-5 minutes. Not completely sure if it was the real thing (since I had been having contractions for the past couple weeks), I didn’t wake David…until 4 am when my water broke and things sped up.

Babe…it’s go time! I said, barely able to keep in the excitement.

Taking a moment to digest what I had just said, and then it hit him…YESSSS!

We called the midwife and discussed our plan. David and I had agreed that we wanted a completely natural childbirth. And while it didn’t come easy, WE did it. Yes, WE. I understand I went through the pain and the pushing, but David helped make it a possibility. We labored pretty much the entire time alone, and the support and encouragement he offered, allowed us to follow through with our plan. After the up and downs, back and forths, rolling on the ball, in and out of the tub and 16 hours later, Maeve Song Nyu entered the world at 3:55 pm on May 7th, 2011 and completely changed our lives.

Only minutes old at 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 20 inches long…

After the dawdling days prior to her arrival, they have absolutely flown by since. I can’t believe our baby girl is already 1 week old. David and I are forever changed and fall deeper and deeper in love with our sweet little Button and each other with every fleeting moment!

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Yes, that’s right! Week 37 AND 38! I have completely slacked off, and now I have to play catch up and give an endless amount of excuses…I mean valid reasons…why I could not have possibly blogged during week 37.

So here is goes…the excuses…I mean reasons…


Ummmmmm…that about sums it up ;) Okay, okay, not entirely lazy. David was out of town for most of the week, which made taking the photo a bit more challenging. And well, the couple of days he was in town, I couldn’t muster up the energy to find something that I haven’t worn before or put any make-up on! The truth! Honest but a bit disappointing.

So here I am, ready to tell you all about week 38. The week of Hurry up and get here already Button!!!! I used to wonder how women were just done being pregnant. I wonder no more! It’s not that this really hasn’t been an absolutely incredible experience…because quite frankly, I wouldn’t change it! I am so grateful that I have been blessed enough to carry my little Maeve without any complications. To feel her move and grow inside me is unreal!! It’s just that…well…I’m ready to meet her! And so is her daddy. It’s funny how the whole pregnancy, I would cling to every day, every week that went by hoping she would make it to full term. And as soon as she hit full term, I was IMMEDIATELY ready for her to come out (remember back to how impatient I am ;) )!

But here we are, nearing the end of 38 weeks, and still no Button! Soon, our sweet little love child, soon we will meet you…

Until next time…

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