Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Welcome to the World...

...Rylyn Gloria Michael Dalgleish! Our perfect baby girl, born 2 weeks early on December 23, 2010...just in time for Christmas! What a wonderful gift from God weighing in at 6 lbs 7 oz and measuring 20 inches. Good things come in small packages. That, my friends, is the inspiration for this blog.

Today is Rylyn's due date! The past two weeks have been both demanding and miraculous. I wouldn't trade being a mom for anything. Thus begins our journey.

Rylyn comes from our mother's names CheRYL (Beloved) and LYNn (From the Lake). It started as a middle name and then became our first choice for a girl. Gloria (Glory) is after Rylyn's maternal great-grandma (perfect for a Christmas baby) and Michael (Who is like God) after her paternal great-grandma who died this past summer. Michael was one of Grandma D's middle names that was slipped onto the birth registration when her brother Michael, registered her birth.

Psalm 139:13 (New International Version, ©2010)

 13 For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I will work on photos and media to make this more interesting...just not today. For now, enjoy two posts...a memoir from pregnancy and a poem written the day after Rylyn was born.

1 comment:

  1. So precious Kara. I look forward to staying connected through your candid and well written blog. Thanks for sharing glimpses of motherhood and life with Rylyn for those of us who are very interested but don't want to be in your face about it. :-)