Our sweet rainbow baby. There is nothing like loss to make you appreciate what you have. My heart and prayers go out to other Mama's and women out there working on having their rainbow baby and or even just their first (second, third...) little bundle.
I was a little nervous to have a baby here in NYC with no family around and having a shared room in the hospital (which for those not familiar with what that entails, after giving birth you are placed in a recover room with a curtain to share with another woman and her baby. Sometimes there are three women you share a room with but I think that is rare). You can pay for a private room which Tay initially wanted us to get but I just wanted to tough it out. Luckily I got the side with the window, which I felt was heaven sent! I really feel like God filled in any voids that I was worried about, he didn't take away the fact that I don't have a mom here on this earth or family close by but he provided me with kind hearted friends to serve me during this time. The shared room I had was with a rowdy couple that had constant visitors but I was able to zone them out and focus on my little girl. Her birth really went smooth with no complications, which we felt incredibly grateful for! We were in the hospital for one night and went home the next day. A week later we had had these pictures taken and I am so glad we did to capture this special time.
Everyone prefers different stages with their little ones and minus that pain of recovery I truly love the newborn stage and just how sweet she is right now.
The sweetest details. She has such beautiful fingers and feet.
This could of course change in the near future but Owen and Elle have welcomed Madeleine into our home with the most loving arms! They have both been so helpful and sweet towards her.
Thank you to Stephanie Sunderland Photography for the beautiful pictures!