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Skylar Areia

It's not like I'm the MOST consistent blogger, but I have been trying to be more so.  Of course, that really gets put on the rails when you have a new baby in the house!

That's right, Baby Girl surprised us last Wednesday (can't believe it's almost been a week, already), and decided she was ready for this world on her due date:  June 19.  Funny how your mind-body works when it's time to have a baby.  The day started off with us attending Avery's Kindergarten graduation, no signs of labor on the horizon.  I even teased her teachers that once the ceremonies were over, the baby was "cleared for take-off," and that's pretty much how it went.  Sometime around mid-afternoon, my contractions began, and that was that.  She was born early evening.

As we had planned, she was born at home.  I'm a huge cheerleader for natural birth, and have always wanted a birth at home.  Here, with an amazing midwife, we delivered her in calm and comfort, without the interference of hospital protocols and interventions.  It was incredible.
Her name is Skylar Areia.  Areia (ah-ray-uh) is Portuguese for sand - a nod to her Cariocan birthplace, and head of blond hair.


Needless to say, we are smitten.
 

17 comments:

LindsB said...

AHHH, CONGRATS!!!
Love her name, love her middle name, love everything about her!! I will HAVE to make a trip down to DC to meet her for myself when you guys move back Stateside.

You look stunning BTW, and I'm not going to say for just having a baby. You look stunning period!
xoxooxoxoxoxo

My Interior Life said...

Oh, Alison, congratulations!!! Little Skylar is beautiful and mama is looking amazing too! Best wishes to you as you snuggle in with your new addition. :)

Leah said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

MFAMB said...

congratulations mom and dad. she is gorgeous. and what a beautiful name.

xoxoxox

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

So SO SO happy for you and your family! I love the name you chose! Enjoy your sweet new little one!

yuko said...

Congratulations! Skylar Areia is beautiful! Enjoy this precious time as a family :)

mom23 said...

Beautiful...just perfect. Congratulations!!

Emily said...

She is beautiful Alison. That blond hair is killing me! I have a friend here who only has her babies at home with a midwife. It amazes me since I think I would be way too scared to tackle that. Congrats to you and Skylar. :)

mrs. V | Chez V said...

You are a rock star. Baby at home?! Way to go! She is gorgeous like her mama. Now see what you can do about getting stateside pronto stat. We've got drankin and decoratin to do - even though I live no where near DC.

bluehydrangea said...

Alison, Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby and mama!! And a home birth..you amaze me!!!

nelya said...

So beautiful, mama and baby both. Enjoy every second with your new bundle of joy! Congratulations and much love.

nelya

Christine Dovey said...

So so beautiful- both of you! Congratulations mama:) Beyond happy for you and your sweet, sweet family. xoxo

MFAMB said...

a beautiful sight to see. a healthy, tired, beautiful sight.

Mary said...

Belated congrats! She is beautiful! Amazing delivery story.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Congratulations Alison! Hope all goes well for you and the baby and family!
xo Nancy

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what a beauty Alison, congratulations!!

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