It's a gift.

Advice from a very wise woman, Kate Merrik ( in an email to me....

"All I have to say is you just hold that sweet girl, you stroke her hair, you breathe in her skin, paint her nails, cuddle her, listen to your favorite songs, and just be. Just be. No matter if there are three hours or three months, soak it up. She's still here.

Say no to anything not essential, and know that you're in charge of who you let into your home and life. This is a special time, and as horrible as it is, it's a gift. "




Amelie's mommy