I am exhausted; so sleep deprived that I apparently speak to @richardtparkinson in other languages at 3 AM when waking up for a night time feeding. I cannot count the amount of clogged milk ducts I have currently, all while recovering from the trauma that a woman's body undergoes during a labor and delivery; yet I've never felt more happy or whole in my entire time walking this earth.
She's given my life another purpose. She's brought to existence a new being in me, all with her very first breath into this life.
There were two births that occurred that day: my daughter's and the birth of my identity as her mother.
This last week has been surreal. I did one of the most badass things in my life and I came face to face with a new form of love.
Thank you @richardtparkinson for being the man who made me a mother. The butterflies you gave me turned into tiny feet in my belly and now I can hold those tiny feet in the palms of my hands.
You, our daughter, and Zoë are my entire world. 💕
Happy one week Emmie! We love every atom of you. ✨