7.18.2011

meet mari.

We made it! Miss Mariela Leigh joined us last Wednesday night, July 13, and we have been exploding with love for her ever since her arrival.
I feel like she's been a part of me my entire life, and it is so wonderful to finally have our family of three... and I simply cannot take my eyes off of her.
The last week has, of course, been a bit of a blur, for all of us. Mari experienced so many firsts, and on the top of the list was her first walk with her Daddy on the Manhattan Beach Strand. Not far behind was meeting her cousins over the weekend.

I won't go into detail on my labor (though I'm happy to share all about it if you'd like to drop me a line), other than to say it was the single most profound experience of my life. It was hard. It was challenging. It was teamwork. It was patience, breath and mind work. It was so much joy and elation. And, it was indeed a miracle.

Just look at her.

7 comments:

Karen said...

Alison,
she's absolutely beautiful, I see both you and Edie in her beautiful face.

Congratulations!
Xo,
Karen

RookieMom Whitney said...

Congrats! She is beautiful. Welcome to motherhood.

Emily @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

oh alison. she is beautiful!!! I can't WAIT to meet her!! I would love to stop in whenever you guys are taking visitors:)

mary said...

three cheers for baby mari! she's absolutely adorable!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! She's perfect and I agree with Karen in seeing a lot of you and Eddie in her face. Wishing you all well...

ashley maureen said...

so many congratulations to you & eddie! what a wonderful blessing. enjoy every (little) moment!!

Saara {www.varv.ca} said...

Oh what a darling little thing! She is so beautiful and I love her name!! Congrats!