Here she finally is, our very own little Claire Bear! After many false alarms, Claire Elizabeth finally decided to come into this world on August 16, 2011. Six pounds, eleven ounces and nineteen and a half inches of adorable infant perfection!! Nick and I could not be happier.
Nora is being exceptionally good with her. She is always asking "What is Claire doing" or "Why is Claire Bear crying" and telling her, "It's okay, Claire Bear". It's so incredibly cute. I am so proud of what a good big sister she is. And while I'm sure that the rivalry will eventually settle in, for the time being she seems just as amazed with Claire as we are :) I'm taking advantage of it while it lasts!!
For the time being, I'm taking stock of all the wonderful things in my life: my amazing husband, my two beautiful daughters, my health, my home, my friends my family... I am so very lucky to have all of this. Thank you God!! May I always remember to appreciate it (especially at 3 a.m. feedings)!!