This draft was written by Shannon and posted by her mom, Gretchen.

I know, I know, you are *supposed* to love your baby, but I am utterly gobsmacked by just HOW MUCH I love her. It feels like those heady days of early love, when all you want to do is stare into the other person’s eyes and all you can think of is how perfect their nose is and how great they smell. This is really surprising to me because I’m now realizing how