Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Introducing mademoiselle…


Parker Ann. She made it! She’s perfect! Our baby girl is in the world!

Andrew and I made the trip to the hospital last Wednesday morning, a bright beautiful day in New York City, and by mid-afternoon we were parents to this perfect little nugget.

Of course she didn’t come out looking that calm and cute. The whole experience was messy and surreal. But amazing.

From hearing her first cries…

… to holding her in the recovery room…

… to acclimating to my mending body and her new needs throughout three long days and nights at the hospital.

We finally brought her home over the weekend, showing her Fifth Ave, the FDR and the Brooklyn Bridge—where Mommy and Daddy got engaged!—along the way. She was a trooper.

She definitely has some lungs on her, and she’s fiercely strong. Her little fists and mouth are powerful. And so damn cute. Even Milo agrees.

The journey continues: a powerful cocktail of love, delight, uncertainty, anxiety, relief, anticipation, and just sheer joy—all heightened by sleep deprivation and being absolutely clueless about what to expect and do. Thank god for other new moms who have shared their valuable insights and experiences, friends who give their love and support so freely, family who is happy to help and sharing our joy. A huge thank you.

After nearly a week, we’ve decided she’s a keeper.

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations, so happy for you! She is adorable

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  2. She is precious! Congrats all of you XOXOXOX

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  3. Oh and that pic with Milo? Priceless!

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  4. Long-time blog follower (and reader of your book) here. Congratulations! And I do love the picture of Milo watching over his precious "baby sister." Brenda

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  5. Oh she is just so perfect. So sweetly floppy and soft and precious. Milo has a playmate, finally ! He has been emailing Minette, he spoke of how excited he was about his new baby coming , he can't wait for her to chase the ball with him.
    Enjoy .. everything .. time goes faster now. lots of love. C

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  6. Holy smokes, that's a sweet little bundle! Congrats to you both. Have fun getting to know her and thanks for the introductions.

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  7. She IS perfect!! So happy for you.

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  8. Congratulations! And that photo with Milo is precious :)

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  9. Felicitations! She is beautiful! (And you look fabulous, too!)

    Gros bisous! xox

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  10. O My Giddy Heart!!!
    So adorable! Congratulations. Beautiful name, too.
    Love from AUS. Xx

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  11. Simply gorgeous!
    Big congrats Amy !!! Love the picture of you together.. A classic.

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  12. Congratulations!! She is beautiful:) Enjoy all the moments of discovering new things together! Best wishes to your new family!

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  13. She's so pretty!:) Congratulations to you both! I'm glad it went well:)

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  14. Quelle joie! Parker is beautiful and I am so happy for your family of four :)

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  15. Merci, mes amis! The journey continues, hour by hour, to be surreal and special. I appreciate all of your compliments and well wishes - this new chapter in Brooklyn promises to be another of life's highs. Bis, bis!

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  16. She is absolutely charming! Positively remarkable. Good for you!!

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  17. Oh congratulations!

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  18. Congratulations Amy! She is beautiful and her name is wonderful :-)

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  19. She is so beautiful, congrats from Mexico!

    Vianey

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  21. Congartulations Amy! She is gorgeous! I'm so happy for you and Andrew!

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  22. Congratulations on beautiful Parker Ann! You are so lucky & blessed to have her & she is so lucky & blessed to have such wonderful, adoring & cool parents! Enjoy every second of this sweet new chapter with many more to come :) Xoxo Colleen

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  24. congratulations. such a precious girl. lovely - enjoy this new chapter!

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