Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Warm Wind


Breathe deeply, and feel the bliss that has so saturated every ounce of my being that it must emanate across the entire earth with its magnitude.

At 5:07 PM on the 13th of November, Fiona Clementine was born into my waiting arms and is absolutely perfect.

(Fiona, one minute old)


Together at last (on the outside)


She is 6 lbs, 12 oz, 20 inches long, and she is a peaceful, quiet baby who is alert and cozy and beautiful.

I am so, so happy.






And the weight off my back is inexplicable. This combination of ecstatic joy and relief is really unbelievable.

51 comments:

mommymichael said...

Congratulations. She is so beautiful. What a little bean! 6.12! too precious.

Taking Heart said...

Happy BIRTHday Miss Fiona!!!
I have only pure joy for you... my eyes are a bit watery because I am so happy for you and your family! She is here and she is beautiful!

Emma in Canada said...

Congratulations! She is just gorgeous, a beautiful addition to your lovely family!

mama said...

congratulations mama! i love you love you love you! she is breathtaking, of course she is, she is yours!

Hope's Mama said...

Tears of joy for you my friend. She's adorable. And a name I wont forget - that's my sister's name!
Words can't describe my happiness for you right now, and my nervous anticipation as I head towards this glorious day myself.
xo

Lara said...

Of course I am crying. The beauty of your family is beyond words. What a wonderful name for your cute little baby girl! It is magic a wonder and a miracle when a healthy strong baby arrives! Your smiles say it all. I will always remember her birthday-it is the day before our Lily who just turned 6 and said she had the best day of her live celebrating yesterday.

Andria said...

Congrats! She is absolutely gorgeous!

Meg said...

Congratulations!!! I'm SO glad she's hear safe and sound!! Welcome Fiona!

Carly Marie said...

Congratulations. She is perfectly beautiful.

xxxxxx

Christy said...

Congratulations. So happy for you. She is beautiful.

Rachel said...

You have no idea how excited I am to see this post!

kris said...

Look at your gorgeous, amazing family!! Oh, Carol...I am so unbelievably, joyfully over-the-moon for you. Fiona is Hope personified. Aoife and Liam are clearly smitten. Congratulations. Sending lots and lots of love from NYC.

Karen L. said...

Beautiful! And I'm partial to that size baby, as she's the size of my one and only. So happy for you!

Julia said...

OH YEAH!!!! Congratulations!!!

Sara said...

Love that family picture—and oh, the lifting of the weight. I look forward to meeting this lovely lady.

Jen said...

Gorgeous. I just have tears streaming down, Carol. What a beautiful family.

Team Harris said...

She is an absolute picture of pure JOY! The picture of her at 1 minute old is so precious and beautiful... hello mommy, here I am! Carol... you look AMAZING!!! Congratulations to your gorgeous family.

In the family picture, there is a space between yours and Aoife's heads... I'll bet Charlotte is perched right there with you all!

Beautiful, beautiful family!!

Beth said...

oh my gosh! your words literally took my breath away! she is gorgeous. perfect. the picture of you and your husband with your shirts off gave me the chills. i had to look back at the one with dear charlotte. you probably feel you've aged a million years, but you and your husband have not changed physically in the least. you look fantastic.

so relieved with you that she's here. i cant imagine doing this three times after losing kathlyn. how has your heart not exploded?

after iris said...

Congratulations! Fiona Clementine is such a lovely name for such a beautiful baby.

Mira said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful babe.

MFA Mama said...

Those pictures are simply beautiful. So happy for your entire family of five, and for your relief from all the worry and joy in this sweet new life :)

Aimee said...

So that first picture of you kissing her nose--her profile--it looks just like Charlotte's profile in your sidebar picture. Do they look alike?

Beautiful baby, Carol, I'm so happy for you!

Love to you and Greg and Liam and Aoife and Fiona (and, of course, Charlotte who has brought your beautiful spirit to so many people!)

Adelaide said...

Love all the pictures. Looks like you are home now. Can't wait to hear about your new adventures with your newest joy.
xo

jojo said...

Everybody is writing about how beautiful Fiona is- which of course she is! But I want to tell you how BREATHTAKING you look in that photo holding her, with Greg, wearing your blessingway necklace. I can't wait to meet her!!!!
xoxo JoJo

jojo said...

P.S. I can't believe how alert Fiona looks in that photo of her at one minute old!

Erika P said...

Oh, Carol. I have tears, too. She is gorgeous! Congratulations and welcome, little Fiona. The pictures are great - look at the love and joy in all of your eyes. What a lucky Friday the 13th it turned out to be for you! :)
xoxo

ezra'smommy said...

Welcome Fiona!! Congrats on her safe and healthy arrival!!

shelby said...

So happy for you and your beautiful family! Fiona is absolutely gorgeous - so alert and so HERE! Words can't express my relief and joy! Wishing you much love and lots of sleep :-)

Velvet Sweatpants said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect! I have been waiting for this post and it couldn't be more beautiful!!!

HereWeGoAJen said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

erica said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful, and so are you.

Inanna said...

Congrats! Look at those big, bright beautiful wide-open eyes! Perfection! :)

angie said...

Congratulations.

Heather said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family you have.

Rixa said...

Oh, I am so glad to hear the wonderful news! I love that photo of her one minute old, and the one of you and her sleeping together.

Julia said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

And the weight off... I remember that feeling from last year. I wondered then whether it's the first baby "after" thing, and suspected that it's not, that it's every baby after thing. Now I know. :) Glad you are breathing easier, freer, and more deliciously now.

dude said...

oh! so beautiful.
bless you all

Dani819 said...

Welcome, Fiona, and congratulations to her loving family! Many blessings to you all.

Ya Chun said...

Yay!

Who says that Friday the 13th is a bad thing?

Beautiful name

I am very happy :)

Velvet Sweatpants said...

I have been thinking of you all day, so happy for you all!

I took a nap today and had a dream that I met you and Fiona in a pumpkin patch. I told you I'd never seen such a beautifl baby at just one minute old and you said, "she's very narrating..."

It was a beautiful dream!

excavator said...

Congratulations to you and your family. I'm so glad Fiona is here safely.

Danny said...

Oh my God, she is so, so beautiful!

Housefairy said...

Sighing and smiling and crying right with you....hugs and warm welcomes to your gorgeous baby : )

rebeccaeee said...

Congrats! So relieved to hear all are safe and happy. Delayed good wishes as I was in the hospital having Phoebe Rose on the 14th. What a weekend!

CLC said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful! I love her name!

Minnesota Mom said...

She is lovely! Blessings to you all! Donna

Hennifer said...

Congratulations! She is just so beautiful, and a lovely name. I have a dear godchild named Clementine Astrid.

And welcome little new Scorpio!

Happy BabyMoon family!

Isla's Mommy said...

Oh Carol, she's BEAUTIFUL!! I'm all teary too. I'm so happy she is finally here, on the outside, safe and sound.

xoxo

Gal aka SuperMommy said...

Blessings and sweetness. What wonderful news... Tons of love to you, Carol.

Jaime said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

Cara said...

I am so very late in my arrival to meet your sweet little arrival.

You have no idea how glad and relieved I am for you, for your other littles and for your family - as a whole.

I cannot wait to meet her in person and see the relief in your eyes.

xoxo