Friday, August 27, 2010

She completes me.


Our darling Frankie Sophia was born on 8/20/2010 at 9:32 a.m.
The mister and I couldn't feel more blessed having her in our family. When I heard her first cry, it was as if time stood still, and the waves of emotion were so strong, I couldn't keep it together. Then I heard the anesthesiologist say, "she's perfect", and I lost it. I made her repeat what she just said, "she's perfect", she said again, and in that moment, so was the world.

We had a bit of a scare during the pregnancy-testing positive for down's with that AFP test.
After a few more tests, we were told that everything looked normal, and that the "false positive rate" of the test was very high. However, as a parent, that still sticks with you throughout the pregnancy no matter how strong your faith is.
Truth be told, if there were anything "wrong" with Frankie, that wouldn't have made a difference to Jared and I, but hearing "she's perfect" changed me that day in a way that I'm still not able to put into words.
Our family of 4 is doing well. Her big brother isn't a huge fan of her yet, getting used to a lack of sleep has been tough (although it's NOTHING like the first time-at least I'm sleeping some!), and recovering from a c-section isn't a walk in the park, however, I really wouldn't trade any of this. These are the moments you can easily forget several months down the road, and I am doing my best to savor them all.
As I sit here and write, my son is sleeping soundly in his crib. My husband is sleeping soundly with Frankie wrapped in his arms, and I am weeping. Weeping because I have been given so much, and I am so incredibly thankful to God for His blessings, for His promises, His faithfulness.
I will do all that I can to take great care of His gifts.

10 comments:

Jenni said...

awwww she's so sweet!!! You look amazing! You are glowing! Congratulations!

Natalie said...

congrats Gigi! I am so happy for you that everything went smoothly and your little girl is perfect! Having a baby is the most wonderfully amazing thing ever! Enjoy your sweet bundle of joy! You are so right it is such a blessing we all should be thankful of!

Nichole @ Parlour said...

You are both beautiful and perfect. I'm so happy for you, your darling little family, and blessings.

Jill said...

Congratulations! This time is so precious. I remember giving birth to my daughter like it was yesterday!! Enjoy your sweet baby girl

Maria said...

congrats, love this picture and she is totally perfect

GiGi said...

thanks so much everyone!! she is pretty amazing, and i cannot believe she has been with us for one week already. it really is true that these times go so, so fast.
xo

MerciBlahBlah said...

Congrats Gina. I hope you're recovering quickly from your c-section, and I can't wait to see you and meet Miz. Fabulous (cuz I KNOW she will be - she's YOURS).

Mwwwaaaahhh!!!!!

Shan

mindy said...

Congratulations, Gigi!!! What a gorgeous pair you two make in that picture....you're literally radiating with peaceful happiness. I'm so happy to hear things went perfectly with your delivery. I know the exactly what you're talking about when you heard her first cry. We weren't sure what would happen when they took Nolan at 32 weeks...we wondered if he would even cry at all. When he did, it was such an overwhelming feeling of elation and relief. There's nothing like it in the world. Blessings to you and your family during this wonderful, exciting time! xoxo

hannah said...

you know you deserve every single blessing, right? we are so glad miss frankie is here. xoxoxo

the joneses said...

That is so wonderful Gina! Thanks for sharing!