Sunday, February 13, 2011

Our Bright-Eyed Beauty

Daphne's beautiful, black curls attract a lot of attention, and so do her big, bright eyes. Up until today, she’s had her days and nights mixed up, spending her days snuggling in my arms and her nights staring into the darkness. She must have adjusted her internal clock, because she’s been alert all morning, giving me a chance to snap these cute photos.

For the first week and a half of her life, Daphne’s cheeks and eyelids were so puffy that she couldn’t open her eyes all the way. When the swelling finally disappeared and she fully opened her eyes for the first time, Will said, “She looks terrified!” And that’s the best way to describe how she looks whenever she’s awake—completely shocked by her surroundings. I love those amazing eyes!

My mom arrived yesterday, and both Daphne and I have been thrilled to have company. Grandma has had a cold, so she’s been wearing a mask around Daphne. I wonder if that explains why Daphne hasn’t been able to sleep today: maybe she wants to make sure no one’s going to wheel her into another OR.

1 comment:

  1. Rachel, She is beautiful!!! Such darling pictures. Margo