I think by now I've shouted the news from every venue except this blog. It only took 40 weeks and six days of gestation, eight days of early labor and one (thankfully very smooth) induction to bring this little angel into the world. Now we can't imagine how we ever lived without her. Please allow me to introduce our tiny love, Piper Skye.
When everyone says, "Rest when the baby rests," all I hear is, "Take a million photos when the baby rests." I just can't help myself. Proofs of Piper's formal birth announcement are on their way, and I can't wait to share them.
There is so much to say about her arrival, like how special it was to be delivered by a wonderful friend, who happens to be a highly skilled doctor, and how amazed I am by our big girls' enthusiasm and love for their baby sister. But that will all have to wait. I'm too tired. Plus I forgot how hard it is to type one-handed with an infant in the other arm.
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.