2 . stands for two tired but happy parents.
|Going for a walk.|
|So tiny, so tender.|
3 . stands for the three persons of the Trinity who watched over her birth.
|Everywhere we go.|
4 . stands for the floor at the UNC hospital on which she was born.
5 . stands for the floor on which we recovered.
6 . stands for the medical personnel involved in bringing Blythe to safe delivery.
|It takes a village.|
7 . stands for the number of grandchildren that my parents now have.
|My blessed mother with me at four days old.|
|My blessed father with me at five days old.|
8 . stands for the number that I counted every time Phaedra pushed during a contraction, and I counted to eight four times per contraction, Lord help us.
|Up, down, up, down.|
9 . stands for the month on which Blythe was born.
|La siesta perpetua.|
10 . stands for the hour on which she was born.
11 . stands for the day on which she was born.
|The little things.|
12 . stands for a fresh clean baby.
|Squeaky clean in ducky towel.|
Today is Blythe's twelfth day of life and with wholehearted and happy sighs of "She really is our baby," we praise God from whom all blessings flow.