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February 18, 2004

We Hold Molly at Four Days Old

Finally, we were able to hold Molly for a couple hours today. She didn't like being handled and emitted a strong and welcome cry before settling down to sleep on first on mom's chest and then mine. Her warmth was amazing, a little three-pound heat machine. It was hard not to just cry from joy. All news is good at this point.

I reflected today on the confusing and exhilarating feelings of being a father in hopes of pinpointing the essence. It's humility. My ego surrenders to an all-encompassing concern for the well-being of this child, and nothing else matters, not even my life. The change is emancipating and spiritually renewing at the same time it limits and focuses the mind's perspective. Magnificently confusing and intricate; simple and primal.

Now I'm starting to sound like a wine salesman. Or maybe I just need a glass of wine. Anyway, check out some added pics.

Posted by tat at February 18, 2004 11:30 PM

First post, First post.
Bryan and denise, we are so glad that she is doing better. She will continue to get better too. I know how you feel Buddy. I felt the same way when ours were born. We are all praying for her and your famliy. Yes you do sound like a wine salesmen...hehe
OK lets have some wine....

Posted by: Jeff Hebert at February 19, 2004 09:48 AM

Hey! I'm checkin out this little sweety and she looks like a real cutie. I hear that she has already free from the respirator. GREAT!
I hope time goes by quickly and you get her home very soon. I am praying for you all. God has already answered many prayers sent up for you and we are not finished. So - get ready to have Blessing rain down upon you all. Hope to see ya soon!

Posted by: Sandra DiStefano at February 19, 2004 11:45 AM