Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Meet Elan

Elan Surjana - Lotus born 8/20/12 10:07am

being still (well, as still as possible with a 2 year old) as a family this past week has given me many moments to reflect on our journey up to now.  i find myself remembering all the difficulties we've encountered, and then the balance the blessings have brought.  this sweet baby boy, our little Elan is definitely a blessing.  coming at a time of great struggle for us in other areas of our lives, Elan has reminded us of the importance of love.  life can get so stressful, and hectic, and filled with clutter, that it's easy to forget what we're living for.  LOVE.  our family... these special moments that make everything else disappear.  in the days since Elan's birth, i find myself looking at Febri and being filled with emotion - i love this man so much... an incredible partner, and an amazing father.  and Luna... what can i say?... i'm so proud and so in awe of the person she's becoming, and so honored to be her mama.  and now, this new little babe - and already he's filled my heart when i thought it was already overflowing.

we are so happy to be on the other side of this pregnancy.  to have reached this mile marker on our journey.  and to have been given such a special gift - our prince, Elan.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

then there were 2

here he is.......!

the second time around has been such a different experience!  after an amazingly mellow labor at home, our little babe came into our world on August 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm.  he weighed slightly less than Luna - just 7lbs 4oz, and he announced his arrival with a wail.  Luna sang the ABC's while I pushed him out - with proud Papa rooting us all.  we feel so happy to be on this side of the adventure, and we're soaking in the moments of these first few days....falling in love as a family.

more soon.