Just in case you haven't heard, Magnolia Jane McInnes was born on June 10th at 4:08 in the morning. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.

Instant. Overwhelming. Love.

I haven't been able to get my thoughts together enough to write about everything. I'm a little out of sorts at the moment. The day we got home, I got sick. I think I'm on the mend. I've mostly been thinking about the piles all around me.

Piles of bags and pages from the hospital.
Piles of stitches holding a tear together.
Piles of tissue and handkerchiefs [Cora is sick, too].
Piles of coughs and sneezes that make me feel like I'm ripping stitches out.
Piles of toys.
...of burp cloths.
nipple cream.
tiny socks.
diaper rash.
old lady walking.
things I must do every time I go to the bathroom.
sitz baths.
Piles of tears in my baths when I think about the amazing thing that just happened. [I don't know why I always get teary in the bath.]

I can't wait to write all about it. It's big. I'm both humbled and proud. For now, I'm just trying to get well. And hopefully I'll be able to sort through all of these sortable piles soon. Like the piles of doctor appointments. Cora and Magnolia both have one today in different places. 2 hours and 15 minutes a part. Wish us luck!


  1. I totally remember that feeling. I didn't cry every time I was in the bath but I remember the overwhelmed mental state I was in. Wish I could be there to help you out like you helped me but I know Jake and Tracy and your mom will all do a good job too.
    Love you all!

  2. OH Brianne!!! Congratulations!! I remember all of those "piles" like they were yesterday, when in fact they were 3 months ago!! Our babies are exactly three months apart! Hope Cora is handling being a big sister well, even though I'm sure she is! Once again, congrats! I hope you feel better and mend soon, until then love, love, love on that new baby girl!




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