Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our Little Miracle

Ok, so here are the first pictures we have of her, courtesy of the Tafunas and Bresees. These were taken on the 16th, when she was 4 days old.

The biggest blessing has been that she was born when my parents were here. They had a stopover in Hawaii waiting for their visas so they could go to Samoa to serve a mission. They were only supposed to be here until the 6th, and Almonds wasn't due until the 25th. After lots of prayers, Almonds came on the 12th and their visas came in for the 13th. Si, my sister, was also here out of complete coincidence; she made a last-minute trip to Hawaii for the funeral of our neighbor and her old boss, and she was able to help with Almonds's delivery. This was a personal blessing for me, because if I'd want any sister to be with me when my firstborn came, it would be Si. This child's birth was a miracle if I've ever seen one.

She is the greatest joy in our lives. She is such a sweet baby: she sleeps a lot, and she only cries when she's hungry or just wants some comfort. She loves to be completely sprawled out in her bassinet; she doesn't like being snug, unless she's really cold. Nursing gets easier everyday, and now she even takes a pacifier every once in a while, at those much-needed times for us. And we still can't get over the fact that we are full-fledged parents now, to the most beautiful thing in the world.


  1. Oh my goodness, she is so cute! And how lucky that everyone could be there for the birth. Awesome.

  2. Welcome to the world Meliame! Sarah you look good! Such a beautiful baby!

  3. congrats! i think it's funny she sprawls, lol! i'm glad your sister and parents were able to be there, that is awesome!

  4. Congrats. Enjoy her and every minute. Its true what they say that they grow up fast.

  5. Awww that's a sweet post. She does sound like a lil miracle baby! I'm so happy your family was able to be there for the delivery! She's a beautiful girl :)


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