Sarah Mabel Elizabeth was born on Monday via a scheduled c-section. She weighed 8 lbs 1 oz, and everything went well according to my doctor and nurses. We are home resting now. I have so much to share in the coming weeks: the significance of her name (she will go by Mabel, or “Mae”), my reasons for choosing the birth that I did for her, and what that was like for me.
My dear friend Lori visited us at the hospital just a couple of hours after Mabel was born and captured the photos of those early moments that I am sharing here.
I will be laying low for a little while, but hope to be back here very soon. Thank you for being here, for your prayers and words of encouragment, and for sharing our joy with us. This little one is the sweetest gift.