Monday, December 7

She's here! Eliana Joy arrived at 12:46 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11. The labor was long, but we did it. Praise the L-rd! Eric was an amazing coach, helping me through each contraction and encouraging me that we could do it. We also had great support from Cami, our doula, a fantastic nurse named Lisanne, and both grandmas. It was truly a group effort, and I couldn't have done it without them.

Here's a good Simon family photo, especially since we hadn't slept all night.

And this is our favorite picture so far of Eliana. Isn't she adorable?

We seem to be adjusting to life pretty well, especially considering these last few weeks have included Eric completely changing roles at work and packing for our move to my parents'. Never a dull moment.

I think my favorite part of adding Eliana to our family has been watching how much Eric loves her. It makes me love him even more. He's the greatest papa (accent on the second syllable) ever.
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Allison said...

She truly is a Joy!

Allison said...

And Oh My Goodness soooo BEAUTIFUL!

Brandi said...

I love that Eric's going as papa. I refer to Ruble as papa (accent on the first syllable) to the pups, but he says he wants to go by Dad when we have real kids. :)

Anonymous said...

We are so excited, she is beautiful! Congrats...and I would have to with Susan it is really fun watching eric. My favorite line is when he said that changing her poopie diaper is a privledge and such a bonding time. You guys are super cute parents!

cassie said...