At 2:59pm on Saturday, October 12th, I became a mommy.
Kenley Grace made her big debut around 24 hours after we arrived at the hospital on Friday afternoon, and just two days before her due date of October 14th.
She ended up coming home on her due date, the day we’d marked “K-Day” ever since we picked out her name.
She weighed in at a healthy 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 22 inches long.
And she gave my mama the best birthday present ever. I think someday she’ll think it’s pretty cool to share a birthday with her Grammy.
The fact that she grew beneath my heart for nine months is an amazing miracle to me, and I’m completely overwhelmed with joy and gratitude that she is here and that she is healthy.
I just can’t believe this beautiful little girl is mine.
And although it doesn’t seem possible, I love her even more today than I did yesterday.
I’ll share her whole birth story someday, but right now, the product of that birth is sleeping snuggled up against my chest and all I want to do is love on her and memorize every little bit of her sweetness.
Yes, at 2:59pm on Saturday, October 12th, I became a mommy. And life now is better than it has ever, ever been.