Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Arrival (posted 11 months late)

He's here. And he's beautiful.  Andre Wing Yee Stringer, born on 11/23/12 after 6 hours of induced labor.  He's a champion nurser, a phenomenal sleeper, and a smiley charmer.

For the last month I've been waiting for the other shoe to drop. For him to scream all night long.  For him to stop eating, or perhaps begin vomiting everywhere.  But nothing super terrible has happened.  He's doing good. We're doing well.  He fits in to our family dynamics perfectly - in fact, I can't imagine life without him.

In the words of Jean Valjean from the musical Les Miserables, "How was I to know that so much hope was held inside me? ... How was I to know at last that happiness can come so fast?"

Suddenly, something wonderful has begun.  Our family feels complete.


AGohl said...

Aww, Congratulations Rebecca. I've enjoyed seeing the pictures you've posted of your little one on Facebook. He looks absolutely precious.

Sewing Mom said...

He's so beautiful, though I think we need an updated photo now....he's bound to be a little different. =)

I love Theo's smile...he is such an amazing big brother...beautiful, beautiful boys!