She's here! Baby Flora Grace made her grand entrance into the world on Monday evening with fireworks and everything (the perks of being born on Victoria Day!), and it seems so appropriate for this beautiful little girl who is stealing all of our hearts. I just can't stop pinching myself for how lucky we feel; I'm so overwhelmed with love seeing my *girls* together (still can't believe I'm a mom of TWO beautiful girls!! .... sorry about thinking you were a boy for 9 months Flora!!) and it's just so amazing to see Mike with his daughters. And when June walked into the room to meet her sister for the first time, she jumped immediately onto the bed and demanded she hold the baby. She just kept touching and smelling her hair and face and saying "so little!"
We are still shell-shocked a bit from the whole experience; once Flora decided to come, she came with a fury - about an hour and 20 minutes after my water broke and about *ten minutes* after we arrived at the hospital! I think I have to process the whole experience a bit more but I'd like to share it here at some point soon.
Thank-you so much for all your love and support on social media! I want to respond to each and everyone of you to say thank-you for sharing in our excitement! We have been reading all your messages and it means the world to us!
We took these pictures just as Flora turned 24 hours old. It was a pretty special moment; all the visitors had gone home and it was just Mike, Flora and I and we got to really relish how special this new little life was. We chose her name sporadically one day - I thought literally out of nowhere, "Flora would be so pretty for a girl." We had had our boy name selected for quite some time but the girl name was always a point of conversation at our house. And when we looked it up and we found out it meant "Roman goddess of Springtime and flowers" it seemed too fitting, and when she was born even more-so. The flowers are just blooming here in Ottawa and our little pixie was born with a mop of black hair (have honestly no idea where that came from!!) so it just seemed so perfect for her!
We love you SO much already Flora!!