Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Lauren and mommy

Isn't your mommy pretty?

This picture was taken in the big bedroom in the Church St. house. You're only a few weeks old in this picture. I think you and your mother look like you love each other very much.

Friday, March 10, 2000

Lauren and daddy

Lauren and daddy

I think that I'm sleeping in the picture. I loved to fall asleep with you when you fell asleep. I can always remember holding your little hands in mine, and how nice it made me feel. You would be all warm and cozy on top of my chest, and I could feel you breathe while you slept. Sometimes, while you slept, I would touch your head with my lips very gently and breath in how you smelled, like a beautiful baby that I love very much.

At night, when you would wake up, I would dance with you and listen to a song by Phish called Meatstick. I had a 25 minute long version that would just go on and on, and we could dance for a long time, just cuddling and dancing, until you fell asleep again. Sometimes, I would think about how much I loved you, and how excited I was for you to get older so I could listen to you talk and tell me things.

Tuesday, March 07, 2000

Coming home

This picture is from when mommy and daddy brought you home from the hospital. You're 3 days old. mommy is wearing the same clothes that she had on when we went to the hospital.

At one point when your mommy was still in the hospital, I came home to feed the cat (you used to have a cat, but it ran away). I made the sign that said welcome home, and leaned it against the white car. We didn't know if you were a boy or a girl until you were born. If you were a boy, your name would have been Lee William. But you were a girl, so you were named after your grandfather Lawrence and your mommy's middle name, Ruth.

You can see the balloons that people sent you when you were born, and some flowers.

Mommy and I were very proud of you, you were a very good baby, and a good eater.

Sunday, March 05, 2000

Here is a picture from when you were just an hour old!. You were born at about 10:00 in the morning on a Saturday.