Friday, August 20, 2010

Amara Blythe

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On August 16th around 3:30 in the morning I met Amara Blythe Newkirk for the first time. At 6 pounds 13 ounces, she is the picture of perfection. I feel quite blessed to have been there for her birth. One minute I was going 90 mph on the 17 north and the next minute some nurse was pulling me out of the fetal position and telling at me to take some photos of my new niece. Sure a lot of stuff happened in between, much of which I'm trying to forget- I want more of my own kids, remember? But the important thing is that she's finally here... and that she only has one Aunt. That's me. And I love her more than maybe my own children anything.

Watch this video. It'll be the best 7 minutes of your life. If you don't cry, there might be something wrong with you. If you're reading in Google Reader, you can click here for the slideshow.

To see the photo album, check out Amara over on Facebook. Oh and did I mention that my sister is a total rock-star? She is. A baby-delivering rock-star. I love you, Rie!

8 comments:

Layla said...

She's beautiful! Congrats to your sister and to you for becoming an aunt!

Anna said...

"Hail to thee, blithe Spirit." ("To a Skylark" by Percy Shelley) Margaret, you are brilliant.

Carly said...

She is beautiful. I couldn't get the video to work.

I want to hear more about you witnessing her birth. Did Marie stick with the all natural birth?

Carly said...

Nevermind- pretty sure the video didn't work because my internet is slow

Cherise said...

love the pictures! Marg... where is the link for the slideshow? am I not seeing it?

Dan and Jan said...

Cute pictures Margaret. Blythe makes me think of Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables.

Little Red said...

Cherise,
I just updated so that the slideshow link is included.

Emily said...

She is just beautiful! I got a little teary, so I'm not completely dead inside.

Congrats to Marie and family!