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My little Lena

Friday afternoon, right on the due date, I was immeasurably blessed to give birth to a healthy and beautiful baby girl. Helena Marie Clayton was born at 5:30 PM weighing in at 8 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 21 in. long. She is gorgeous and sweet and already lights up the lives of everyone around her.


I am still trying to wrap my head around her birth story and the experience of having a natural delivery. Once I get there, I will return to share it with you all. Until then, I am going to take a little time and space to be with and nurture my new family.



Thank you all for your kind words of support and encouragement that you offered in those last weeks of pregnancy. I am forever grateful for the community of this space and what it has brought to my life, especially as a mom. See you very soon...

9 comments:

Ginny said...

Congratulations! I was thinking of you this morning, wondering if Lena had arrived. I completely understand needing time to wrap your mind around the experience of natural birth. I had an epidural with my first, and my last three were natural. It's pretty incredible to say the least! Happy Babymoom!

Adele said...

She is beautiful!! Congratulations, and I can't wait to see more of this little one. What a joy!

mary said...

Well done, Sara. Enjoy.

Kerry said...

Woo Hoo! She's here! She's gorgeous! You rock! Can't wait to hear more about her and see some family pics. Congratulations my dear! Well done!

MaryLee said...

Hip, hip, hooray!I I am so proud of you! And happy for you all!!

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Anonymous said...

I've just discovered your blog yesterday and love it!
Congratulations! Lena is gorgeous!
Warmest greetings from Turkey :)

tatoba

Whirliegig said...

Beautiful.

Happy Mommy and Baby time! We'll see you on your return.

sara said...

All of your sweet words warm my heart! Thank you so much for the encouragement and the celebratory congratulations. I feel so incredibly blessed. love and hugs...