Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Welcome, Little One

I am overjoyed to announce that our daughter, B, arrived safely into the world on the evening of the 28th of December. I'll share details soon, but for now we are safe and happy and I am relishing every moment of this.

Today is the anniversary of L's death - I just told her little sister about her. It has been bittersweet being in the same hospital where we lost L. On one hand, there are familiar faces, which means we do not have to tell the story over and over. On the other hand, I ended up having a c-section and it was in the same  OR where we found out L's heart stopped beating. I'll elaborate more in another post. 

Until we head home (New Year's Day), I'll leave you all with a photo of the best thing that has ever happened to me (a tie with meeting my husband). I hope that, for some of you, our story offers a little bit of hope. We were told "never" and here she is. The road has been anything but smooth, but wow, she is worth it. My heart has never been so full.


24 comments:

  1. She is so gorgeous and I am so happy for you. <3

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I am overwhelmed by how happy she makes me. Just staring at her could occupy an entire day (not that she'd let that happen)!

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  2. WOW...she is absolutely beautiful - those full cheeks and red lips! I have been checking back so often - this is such wonderful news. I look forward to reading her birth story (whenever your hands might be free). I am elated for you...congratulations!

    Today must be so very bittersweet. I am thinking of your beloved L. How amazing to have some sweetness to go along with the bitterness (or sadness).

    Feeling the love and for the first time in a while, hope.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I am biased, but I think she is just adorable and I love kissing her chubby cheeks and staring into her eyes (when they are open - not very often).

      You are right - I feel so much love for her in a way I haven't felt in ages. I also feel happy in a way I thought might never be possible again. It's incredible.

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  3. Oh, congratulations! She is beautiful. So happy for you and excited for everything that you get to experience now!

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    1. Me, too! Best slightly late Christmas present ever.

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  4. Oh my goodness, she is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations to you. I know today must be hard, especially being back in the hospital where there must be so many memories, but I'm so glad you have some joy to help cover your sadness. What a precious little girl.

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    1. You are right - so much joy to outweigh the sadness. And just to serve as a reminder of how different things can be with the passage of time. I feel so lucky to be here.

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  5. All the congratulations in the world, so happy that she is here perfectly safe and sound! And sending love for the remembrance and memory of L. Can't wait to hear more!

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    1. Me, too. Delivery was a bit scary - I'm going to try to post the birth story tonight - but all is well that ends well, right?

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  6. Oh there you are, sweet punkin. Welcome.

    Lots of love sent for both your girls.

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    1. There she is! Thank you :) I think she is pretty happy to be here.

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  7. So so happy for you and your family. She is precious. Wishing you much love and a happy new year.

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    1. Thank you - and to you. Happy New Year! May 2015 bring some amazing things your way - you deserve it.

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  8. She is perfect. I am so very happy for you all. Sending you all the love ♥

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    1. Thanks, Jen. We think she's pretty perfect, too.

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  9. She is gorgeous! Congratulations!

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  10. Congratulations!! She is beautiful, and I'm so very happy she made it here safe and sound.
    Much love to you and your two precious daughters.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for thinking of L. Happy New Year!

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  11. She's beautiful and I'm so happy for you!! Congrats & happy new year!

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    1. Thanks, Heidi. I'm overwhelmed with happiness right now and it is a great feeling. Happy New Year!

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  12. Congratulations all over again!
    I didn't realize her birthday was so close to L's. My babies dates are both in October, but two days apart, wow, that must bring up an intense set of emotions. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks for the virtual hugs. It was a little intense, but if there is one way to celebrate the anniversary of a loss, it is with a new life. I'm feeling so lucky right now!

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