Sunday, February 19, 2012

Baby E

On February 13, we welcomed baby E into our family. She is amazing, and perfect, and fits into that place in our lives and our arms that was empty without her, without us even being aware.

It is remarkable to have such pure joy in our family again.

I have repeatedly made the conscious decision not to process Henry's absence as we deal with the hormonal shifts, sleep disruption, and general life stress of having a newborn. I will do it when better equipped.

I do know that just as I will always be Henry's mom, I have always been E's.

25 comments:

ADB said...

Congratulations on your new baby, and welcome to the world to E. Very happy for you all.

Anonymous said...

Congratuations Dr. Smak!

Love, RRNC

rlbates said...

So very happy for you and your family. Welcome, Baby E!

salemslot9 said...

welcome, baby E

ruthkidd said...

Congratulations! What beautiful news. Your last statement brought tears to my eyes. So happy for your family.

Barb said...

Congratulations on the new baby. On my worst days, it has always been the children in the family that kept me smiling.

Sybil said...

Congradulations and welcome Little "E"....I wish you all a wondeful life together...Hope also that we continue to perhaps see litte E grow into a lovely wee girl.
love Sybil xx

Betsy said...

Many congratulations! Keep taking care of yourself in these new days and enjoy the baby snuggles.

Alice said...

Congrats on your new baby!

questionsandanchors said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for your family, and hope you are all surviving the early, sleep-deprived days well, and with joy.

FrankandMary said...

I haven't been by in quite a while, but I remember your family very well.

Much love & joy to baby E.
~Mary

Helen said...

Congratulations to you and your husband and family and to Baby E.
Helen

Anonymous said...

That last line says it all. Congratulations on the arrival of Baby E and the pure happiness that she has brought into your family.

wkmtca said...

much happiness to you and yours always..

kasey said...

Sending so many good thoughts for all of you - so excited for you!

Snickollet said...

Congratulations and much love to your family from ours.

-snickollet

Jes said...

So happy for you! Enjoy your babymoon.

Polly said...

Wonderful :)

Mama in June said...

Congratulations. Baby E will always have a great big brother watching out for her :)

...tom... said...

...
I have recently had the opportunity to welcome another web friend's new daughter into these challenging times.


And now another ...woohoo..!!


As I said elsewhere to this new parent and baby...

...:newbabiesisthefuturesmiliemoment:...


...tom...

Amy D said...

congratulations!!

Arlene (AJ) said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful little darling. You have been blessed and rightfully so, couldn't be happier for you and your family.

Margaret Polaneczky, MD (aka TBTAM) said...

Dr Smak and family -

Congratulations and welcome Baby E!!!
SO happy for you all.

Peggy

Dr Mama said...

Congratulations, Dr Smak and family!
It was lovely to see this news (albeit quite late!). So happy for your family.

Power Wheelchairs said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful little darling.