Sage Lydia Tidyman
*Born on Wednesday, November 14
7 pounds / 7 ounces
20 inches long
20 inches long
We are so blessed! Sage came last Wednesday, just shy of two weeks early. She is healthy, beautiful and very loved.
It's amazing how much time I spend marveling at how impossibly small the finger nail on her pinkie is and how her yawns can be so impossibly big. She has such strength in her legs and in her head. At 5 days old, she can already hold her head up a little and look around. And her lungs....oh my! Baby girl has got a set of lungs on her! We did not expect this, Mr. T and I being so soft-spoken. We put in a request for a baby whose cries sound like a kitten. According to her Uncle Joey who pegged it so accurately, she sounds more like a pterodactyl (read: flying dinosaur). Oh and her chompers...don't get me started on her chompers!
There are so many ways she is delighting us. I love the way she holds her little hand up to her forehead and furrows her brow. She looks just like Mr. T does when he is looking over our bills. I smile at every little piggy noise she makes when she is nursing...her velvet skin...her coos and gurgles...
I love her.
My body is so tired, but my heart is so full.
Truth be told, so many blessings I experience with Sage are coupled with the memory of the beautiful women I have met during this pregnancy who have loved and lost a child. It's a heartbreak that brings me to tears. Mr. T and I are so very humbled by the opportunity to care for her each day. We know that it is a gift.
I am coming to realize more and more that whether in times of great heartbreak or times of great joy, we all need God's grace to wash over us. When life is so overwhelmingly hard, his grace covers us in peace, healing, and comfort. When life is so full of joy, we need his grace to remember that his praise should always be on our lips, to cast aside petty complaints and to enjoy to the full the great blessings he has bestowed. We all need God...no matter what each day brings. And God is faithful.
On that note, I think I'll bring this to a close. I hear little squeaks and know they'll need some attention. I'll write soon on how Sage came to this world. It's a great story!
*We're getting the word out so late because we don't have the Internet at our house and we've been too busy to get to a computer and I stopped sleeping sometime around last Wednesday and I pretty much look like death warmed over and I'm so tired that sometimes people ask me her name I have to rack my brain to remember what we chose for her middle name and...okay, I'll stop now. Thanks for your understanding.