On May 4th, 2016 at 11:35 am I delivered a daughter, wrinkled and beautiful, and lifted her into my arms. We named her Eden Sarah.
Eden means delight and Sarah was chosen after my great aunt Sarah Durksen, a woman of faith who had a deep influence on my life. I was 41 weeks and 2 days. When I pulled her out of the water, I thought, “Oh there you are”. She looked exactly like I had pictured her these last 9 months. She was born weighing 8lbs even and has a head full of her daddy’s curly dark hair and the most elegant, long fingers. She has shown herself to be a relaxed and calm baby who dislikes noise and prefers to quietly snuggle the days away. Basically the exact opposite of her older brother who was loud, intense, and loved activity from the moment he was born. We are happily hibernating at home, nursing, sleeping, and letting the new normal come slowly into our daily life.
*Photo credit- Janane Doutrich
Esta…this is such a great post!
That was from me Kayla
What a blessing! May the days ahead be serene.
So glad newborn days are here for you!! I sent you something in the mail the other day… disclaimer is that I packaged it the beginning of April and only now got it off to you. So disregard the reference to “waiting for baby to come”. 🙂
What a happy, happy post. We love you, little Eden. 😘
Oh what an absolutely gorgeous new little daughter! Blessings as you cherish…
She is so beautiful! So happy you get to be on the “other side”.
Congratulations! A new baby is a priceless gift! I hope you plan to blog more details about her labor and delivery.😊