And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.”
Luke 1:46-47, 49
Let's just say that these words from Mary's Song are especially meaningful to me this Christmas season.
The Lord has given us another child. And we couldn't be more in love, more thankful, and more in awe of this special gift.
Juliet arrived on the scene just after midnight on Wednesday, December 12th.
She came out healthy and perfect, with ten fingers and ten toes and the face that was quite familiar to us. In fact, as her looks have rounded out over the past few days, Josh is convinced we've actually had the same baby twice!
Our care at the hospital was fantastic. We were well looked after by a team of midwives along with my OB. I'll never forget the tenderness and empathy those midwives showed me while I was in their care.
Baby yawns. They melt me.
Side note: my OB reminded both of us of a very odd combination of Gilderoy Lockhart (see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and James Bond. The quintessential English gentleman type with good hair and a lot of charm and personality! But he took great care of me and Juliet, and for that I'm thankful.
Big Sister Caroline, along with Josh's mom and dad, met Juliet the next morning. Caroline was interested in the baby for about 60 seconds, but those 60 seconds were extremely sweet.
Juliet "brought" Caroline a special gift - a Peppa Pig plush. Caroline and Peppa have hardly been separated since.
Our family of FOUR!
By the morning of the 13th rolled around, we were all ready to leave the hospital and begin real life together.