It’s already hard to imagine our family before her. I can’t even remember my sister as not being a mom, it’s that natural. She was born to be a mother, there is no doubt about it. Everything is the way it’s suppose to be, it feels right. Our family feels full, there’s more love, and we are closer now that she is here.
December 20th, 2012 a perfect little baby made her way into this world.
The sweetest little thing I ever did see. No words can explain the emotions I experienced being in the delivery room with my sister and her husband. The day before she was born, my sister told me the worst news…that I wouldn’t be allowed to photograph the birth anymore because it was now a c-section birth. I was completely crushed. I said my prayers, asking God to make it happen…get me in that room! As they were prepping my sister, she nicely asked the doctors if they would allow me in to photograph…it was a miracle they said YES (as we later found out that NEVER happens). Yay God.
Entering the surgery room was such a crazy rush. My first birth story was going to be my very own nieces’…how special is that. I was an emotional wreck…like I don’t even know how I was able to still take photos! The nurses teased later about how much I was crying haha. I couldn’t help it. Before we knew it, this little baby was out and into my sister’s arms. Taking photos through teary eyes, I saw my sister and her husband exchange a few words, tears, and a big smile before my sister finally annouced, “Her name is Marlow.”
“It’s peeeeerfect. She’s perfect.“…were the only words I could get out.
And it’s true. She is perfect. And here is her story. (if you want to hear the story through my sister’s beautiful words, grab a tissue and click here.)
The longest wait of his life.
Love this moment.
First family photo.
Hello Gamma JuJu.
Holding on tight to Papa Jim’s finger.
My sister and Donald finally got to bring her home a few days later. Having her here for Christmas was the best!
C’mon now. Holy cuteness.
I could not be happier and more proud of my sister and her husband.
Marlow is the luckiest girl in the world.