My new favorite person

Posted by Karen in Friends.
Monday, September 19th, 2005 at 10:28 pm

Introducing Baby Ophelia! Our good friend Anni just gave birth to all 7 lbs 10 oz of this small wonder a week ago, Sept 12th! She has her mother’s hair, that’s for sure.

I got to spend some quality time during the first three days mama and baby were at home with them, and I must admit, I was in a little bit of shock after Day 1. After witnessing the wonder of technology that is the electric breast pump, I now feel that I can accurately say that I have seen it all.

In addition to being so very excited to be a part of this new chapter of Anni’s life and to be one of the wee babe Ophelia’s super-cool Aunts, I’m viewing this as a great opportunity to learn about this whole baby thing. My sister has 4 kids, but since she is 14 years older than me I was pretty young when she had them and didn’t have any good understanding or perspective of the whole thing at the time. For another thing I’ve always lived far enough away from them that I’ve only gotten to see them 2 or 3 times a year. This is so different because I get to live in the same city as this little one, and hopefully get to see her every week! So I’ll get to see all the little changes, watch her grow, and I better learn some of the finer points of baby life if I want to be the world-class babysitter I intend to be for this munchkin !

So the time I’ve had with mama and baby so far have left with me with some seriously strong impressions. First, I’ve gotta say the whole childbirth thing is even more terrifying to me now than it was before, after hearing Anni’s story of what she went through, seeing the burst blood vessels in her eyes from pushing so hard, and hearing the after effects and the things that are currently going on with her poor body! But I must also say that after holding little baby O that first day, I could not stop thinking about her and seeing her beautiful face all day long the next day and couldn’t wait for more!

So congratulations to our wonderful, amazing friend Anni! I am so excited to watch this little girl grow, to learn from her, and to be a part of her incredible life!

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One Response to “My new favorite person”

  1. M&R Says:

    Welcome, Ophelia! You already have lots of people that love you. And congratulations to Anni.