From the very beginning of her story,
to her arrival here yesterday,
this girl, hours old, is a miracle.
In the 39 weeks that I carried her
and mere 36 hours since she has been born
her existence, and the story of her life (so far),
has richly grown the gratitude in my heart
intensified my sense of awe
and deepened my belief in the power of The Source of Life.
You will hear the whole story when, Gd willing, she recieves a name on April 29th.
For now, some scenes from her first hours on Earth:
having a little bit of a difficult time with labor contractions, arriving on the scene by emergency C-section:
Meeting Ima (who only looked so calm because her face was numb from the anesthesia):
Bringing our incredible doula, Caroline, back into our lives:
Weighing in at exactly the same size as her big brother Asher at birth (minus the screaming):
Looking quite a bit like Rami:
Eskimo kissing a smitten Abba:
A rare moment sitting with Ima without yelling at her to EAT! NOW!!!
Welcome to this world, sweet girl.We've been waiting for you, and we're so very grateful that you're here.