Monday, June 25, 2012

It's a girl!

A little over three weeks ago, our little girl was born. Her name is Tirza Salome--it means Beautiful, Pleasant Peace. And she is beautiful--both in name and in person. I am in love all over again. And I'm not the only one. My husband wrote her a beautiful letter for Fathers day. 

The labor was early, fast, and full of the unexpected. It was unexpectedly wonderful, though. I'm in the process of writing our birth story, perhaps I will post it here. 

Tirza, the day she was born
I love watching Tirza. She has an assortment of facial expressions that keep us laughing. She doesn't know what the expressions mean yet, she's just practicing with her muscles. But she is still amusing, and the times that she seems to respond to those around her make us laugh (like yesterday evening, when I asked her if she was sleepy, and she raised a brow as if to say "What do you think?!").

We see this one a lot, and it leads me to believe she'll be an opinionated young lady!
As I sit here writing I am listening to her sleep. Sometimes she snores (which is hilarious in such a tiny baby), but this time she's just cooing. Other people say she looks so tiny, but I can't believe how quickly she has grown.  She looks so different now than she did when she was born, and she's so much bigger and stronger than she was then. Not only is she gaining well over an oz a day, when I put her down for her nap a few minutes ago she held her head up for the first time.

I hadn't planned on taking a blogging break when she was born, but once she was here I didn't want to spend time doing anything else. I have lost all conception of time--it slips by unnoticed as I watch my little one grow and change. I do plan on getting back to writing here regularly, but I'm not sure how much longer it will be, or what (if any) changes I'll make once I am back to writing regularly. We'll see. For now all I want to do is spend time with my bundle of blessings.


  1. The picture above in white is too pretty for words. I love it-she is a beautiful baby.

  2. Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful and I couldn't be happier for you. A gift well worth the wait!

  3. You have some great photos of her - isn't it nice to have such a willing model :-) I love doing photo shoots with my new-borns.

  4. Cute! Tirzah definitely looks like a Rohlin in the second photo. Were the last two taken by Faith?
    Can't wait to read her birth story from your perspective!

    Love ~ Kaitlin

  5. It should not be any other way. Your little one will grow and change so quickly...she's a beauty by the way, and you will always have time to blog. Enjoy that sweet bundle of preciousness and congratulations.