Would you look at that, we made another tiny human…
Our third precious girl – Mary Alice, welcomed on 26.11.19, but we have been far too absorbed in the newborn love-bubble (and Christmas merriment) to worry about such things as a blog post to ‘announce’ Mary’s arrival.
Three girls! Three of a kind. Perfect. Sisters to always support and guide and love each other – I’m so very glad that my girls will have each other. Sisters make the world go around.
Mary has been settling into life earthside, and part of our family, very quietly and seamlessly over the past five weeks. What on earth was life like before Mary – who knows?! From the busy-ness of end of year kinder concerts and Christmas events, to the lazy days between Christmas and New Year’s, and now Summer holidays of nowhere in particular to be. Mary has, so far, been the perfect full stop to our family. Mary – “practically perfect in every way.”
I will hopefully share Mary’s birth story another time, but the three days we spent holed up in Ward 5 of the West Gippsland Hospital were special ones indeed. Knowing this was my last baby, the last time I’d have that first dark, quiet night lying next to this squishy bundle in her hospital crib, adrenaline not bringing me sleep but instead wondering who on earth this little person was and who she was going to become.
As usual with pregnancy and then birth, you really do have the realisation that “it was you all along in there!” And I knew it was Mary – from even before she was conceived. I knew a little girl who we would name Mary Alice was waiting to join us. Now here she is – ready to get on with all this living and growing and doing business. She has already grown so much in just a few weeks, I want to slow down and keep her tiny forever, but at the same time can’t wait to see her bloom beside her doting big sisters.
Welcome, Mary Alice. You’re going to like it here. We love you so very much.