Our baby bird | Little Wren Margaret

I still remember holding the ultrasound envelope up to the window light in our living room and seeing it. Wait, did I just see the letter g? (Frantic moving of the envelope into more light.) Steve was painting in the next room over but I could hear the ringing in my ears over the rhythmic sound of his paintbrush. We are having a girl? We are having a girl.  I put the envelope back on the counter and sunk into the rocking chair, watching my husband slather on fresh black paint over a brick wall. He made small talk. I tried to gather my courage to admit that I peeked. After several minutes I spit it out-- I peeked. Without missing a beat or stroke of paint, my husband laughed and said with certainty-- no you didn't! After a few moments of convincing him that I certainly had cheated, he asked me to get the envelope. And I have to tell you, my husband fell for our little girl the minute he knew she existed. 


A few days ago, I wrote the following on Instagram: All of the fears and doubts I wrestled with, since finding out we were expecting a baby girl, disappeared when I saw her for the very first time. I cried and cried when her little profile turned my way across the operating room curtain and I knew, with absolute certainty, that she had my whole heart.



I knew it would be that way. But I failed to comprehend how quickly my whole heart would be smitten with her. It happened in a split second. And in that fragment of time, I knew she was one of the very best things ever to happen in my life. 



Today, she is two weeks old. She is our little light, our Wren Margaret. And I wonder why I ever doubted how she'd fit into our family and into my heart. In all honesty, she has quite stolen every single one of our hearts. (I hope to soon post a few pictures of the boys oohing and awing over her.)



Wren Margaret
6 lbs, 8 oz
19 and 3/4"
Born at 9:00am on the dot
Monday, August 25th, 2014

37 comments:

  1. She is beautiful, just like her Mama :) Kiss Sweet Wren for me!

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    1. Thank you, friend! I will certainly kiss her little face for you! : )

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  2. I have been checking this space every single day for the past month and squealed when I saw this!!! Oh my, is she ever beautiful. So, so PRETTY! I bet you ARE smitten. I am, too, congratulations !!

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    1. Ah, Jenny, thank you! We are SO smitten!
      p.s. We need to get you on Instagram! I've been posting pictures almost daily over there since she was born. I just can't help myself!
      p.s.s. I need to catch up with you on how your move went and how you are doing! And now that you are back on the best coast maybe we can get together again!

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  3. So beautiful and LOVE the name! Girls are just wonderful! :-) but I AM a bit biased! ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Lacie! We are so in love with this little one. Thank you so much for sharing in our happiness over our Wrennie!

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  4. Ah! She is perfect! So happy for you, Sarah!

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    1. Thank you, Shanna! I'm not going to lie, we think she's pretty perfect too : ) Love to you!

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  5. She's beautiful. And I love her name.

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    1. Thank you, Ellen! And thank you so much for stopping by.
      p.s. Her name has been our only girl name for years and years. We are so happy we stuck with this one : )

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  6. She is a precious little gem...

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    1. Oh goodness. I know we are biased, but we totally think the same! : )

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  7. i have two boys too….and i think the thought of a girl would scare me just a bit. but, of all the baby girls, she is the most gorgeous. she looks like a perfect lady already. and she shares my birthday. love seeing pictures of her.

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    1. I totally hear you. I was so scared and so apprehensive. And then I saw her and everything changed. So fast. You are so sweet with your comments about her. I know I'm biased, but I think she is absolutely beautiful too! How cool that she shares your birthday! She also shares my friend Shanna's birthday. August 25th must be a really, really great day : )

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  8. Oh my! So beautiful, Sarah!!! Congratulations!!

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! We are thoroughly enjoying soaking up her sweetness!

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  9. Back for more...I just had to peek again! That last picture is so stunning, Sarah. She is seriously the prettiest baby girl I've ever seen. And those baby legs!! Love the rolls--oh my! I lost count. :) How can you stand it???

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    1. Jenny, You are so sweet! I'm biased, but I think she's the prettiest baby girl I've ever seen too! : ) We are SO, so, so in love with her and she is the BEST baby!

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  10. She is so unbelievably sweet. I love how you said she'll be one of the best parts of your life. What a gift!

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    1. Joanna,
      Yes, a gift for sure and a good one. Thank you for sharing in our joy from afar!

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  11. oh my goodness she is so adorable. i can certainly see how she stole all your hearts!
    xo
    ali

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    1. Ali,
      uh huh. She sure did! Wish you could see her in person!

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  12. She's a sweet little princess!

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    1. ... and she's missing her Granna today, I'm sure of it : )

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  13. oh, how I love that you peeked! and how I love even more that it was a shocker of a surprise when you did peek! (serves you right!) ;) I find it so interesting how different our responses, excitements, emotions, etc. are with each and every child. It fits in perfectly with the season of life as well as reflects our growth as a momma. I am so thrilled for your family, that this little bird has hatched safely into your arms and heart. And do I see a hint of strawberry blond on that head of hair? xo

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    1. Oh, I know it! I am SO incredibly grateful to God that she is safe. And here with us on the outside! Her hair is somewhat of a mystery-- it does look red in certain light but for the most part looks pretty brown. Who knows? Maybe she'll end up with blond curls!

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  14. This post made me cry! Sitting in the airport in New Jersey tearing up over these pictures!!! So cute!! We need to come see you guys :)))

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    1. Sara,
      We would LOVE it if you came to visit! I'm so glad you were able to spend that time with your mom. And, I'm glad you loved these pictures. I hope it was the best sort of cry! : )

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  15. Congratulations! Wren Margaret is a perfectly beautiful name for such a perfectly beautiful little girl! Do you find yourself in disbelief that you have a little girl? I did, when my husband and I had our first daughter - boys "run" in his family, so I'd just always expected to have all boys with him, lol (which would have been completely wonderful, too!). Later, upon knowing what I was seeing on the ultrasound, but still in disbelief, even when the tech confirmed we were having another girl, I was completely in shock! My husband couldn't stop laughing at me! What a wonderful blessing they all are, boys and girls. I am fairly new to your blog, I don't even remember how I came across it (I am in Oregon, too, I think it had something to do with that, but can't remember what, haha), but have enjoyed reading about your little family and your wonderful church. Your post, "love does" made me cry. Speaking of love, I can't wait to see your little boys loving on their baby sister! Most of my kids are hoping for another baby, especially my 5 year old boy.

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