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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What a feeling....

it is to be someone's mother. To have someone rely on you to nurish, guide and protect. Someone so innocent looking at you to love and hold. I was warned before the baby arrived that I would be a complete zombie for the first 6 weeks, that I wouldn't know what I was doing from one day to the next, that my life would be like a robot of feeding and changing diapers, but it hasn't been like that at all. Since Isabella has arrived I have been living on an hour or two of sleep here and there but my body has adjusted nicely. I have great days of feeling awake, and alert, and when I do feel tired, I wait for her to nap and I go nap. I then wake up a new women. It's amazing how fast your body can adjust to such a large change. I thank god, I have Chris around to take care of the cooking and shopping for me. He has been amazing. Unfortunately, he is going back to work tonight for a few days, but I feel confident that we will be ok. I would love to have him home with us for the next year, but I understand it can't be done and will be strong about it, to make it easier for him.
Don't get me wrong, Isabella does have her moments where we are working to please her for an hour or so, but none of it isn't worth it. Those little silly looks she makes when she wakes up, or when she calms down always make us laugh. She has brought so much joy into our lives already and it's only been 9 days. I can't imagine what it will be like in the coming months. So to finish off, our update is that we are adjusting well and she is amazing. Here's a little sneak peak of our princess.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Our Journey comes to an End

Our little miracle finally arrived on September 5th 2011, at 3:24 am, 7lbs 4.9oz, 19 3/4cm bringing our long journey to parenthood to an end. We are now officially parents and could not be more in love. I cannot begin to describe how much we love her and would definitely go through all the pain and heartache again if I knew the ending was such a special little girl.

Mommy and baby are doing great and daddy is adjusting quite well and taking his role as daddy quite seriously. He is a big help and loves his little girl very much.

Here is a look at our first few days with Baby Isabella Donna Fournier. If you are anything like me I would grab the tissue box.

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Thank you all for your continued support throughout our journeys and years of rollercoaster emotions. I can still hardly believe that we were blessed with such a miracle and appreciate every single moment I have with her, even on only a few hours sleep. I have never been so happy and am looking forward to all the little adventures to come.

I would lastly like to thank our daughter, Isabella for joining our family and finally making us feel complete. We love you so much litte one. xoxo