When we found out we were having a baby the one thing that most people said to us was: "life as you know it is over." "Over" - the word just stung. Over? Really? As it turns out, yes, life as I knew it no longer exists but what I have now I never could have imagined.
I've been up most of the night and I'm sitting in my office writing this and I'm rocking Lucia with one foot while she sits in her little chair on the floor. Just over seven weeks ago she was still cooking in my belly and this morning she seemed to answer me back as I gave her the daily briefing on the clothes I had chosen for her and as I pointed out all the fun stuff we were looking at on the street as we went on our daily early stroll, she gave me the most beautiful toothless smile I have ever seen and she protested when I tried to burp her and interrupted her meal. Life as I know it is brand new and even more wonderful than before - I'm just a bit more tired.