introducing eulalie rose

Heaven met earth on July 10, 2017 when Eulalie Rose Fossier made her entrance into the world. She has a full head of hair, weighs 7 pounds, 11 ounces, measures 19 inches, and looks just like her big brother Pier when he was a newborn.  Her name is traditionally French meaning "sweetly speaking" and it holds a lot of special meaning to us (I will have a post within the next few days explaining why!).  It's pronounced "you-luh-lee", and if you'd like to be especially accurate, you can even listen to how it sounds it HERE

Now Doubt- now Pain
Come never again,
For her soul gives me sigh for sigh,
And all day long
Shines, bright and strong,
Astarte within the sky,
While ever to her dear Eulalie upturns her matron eye-
While ever to her young Eulalie upturns her violet eye.

It was a...unique labor...completely different from how I planned it on going, but still beautiful nonetheless. Eulalie inhaled some meconium in utero and had difficultly breathing after her birth. Our brave girl had to be sent immediately to the NICU to monitor her oxygen levels, but hopefully she will be able to be discharged within the week.  I did get to hold her for about a minute before they sent her over and it was the greatest minute of my life! 

Since then, she's been showing great improvement.  Brad and I got to hold her today for the first time and didn't want to let her go.  We can't wait to introduce her to her big brother and take a few photos without all the wires and tubes.  Thank you to family, friends, and strangers for your generous prayers.  I am sincerely touched by your thoughtfulness and care!  We are blessed to have an army of people behind our family, cheering us on, as we enter into this new chapter.