Finally, after a very frustrating two weeks, my little girl is here! We welcomed her into the world at 4:20 pm on Sunday, December 15th. She was 3 days late (my son was 4 days late, so I've now learned my lesson about expecting them to come early), but definitely messed with my head for two weeks before deciding to come. I started having contractions on the 6th; they were 20 minutes apart for a straight 10 hours - despite me doing a TON of walking to try to get them closer together. Then they just disappeared; only to reappear a few days later. So when my water broke at 6 am on Sunday, I was OVERJOYED. (I had an induction scheduled for the 19th and was thrilled that I didn't have to go that route.)

She is perfect, and letting me get plenty of rest. She only really cries when we change her diaper. We're all just completely besotted with her - especially her big brother, Lincoln. =) I had my best friend do birth photography this time around (I really wanted her there to do birth photography with my son, but the weather was so awful that she couldn't make the drive), so I've included the link to the album.

Maeve Cordelia "Mae" (although, lately, I've taken to calling her "Mouse" due to all the squeaky sounds she makes)
7 lbs, 2 oz
19 inches long
Born 4:20 pm 12.15.13

(And my bestie is coming tomorrow to do her newborn shoot, so I'll probably be back posting a picture of her birth announcement in a few days.)



December 20, 2013 6:20 PM


And wow, what a rare treat to get to see photos of the baby going with the name!

December 20, 2013 6:23 PM

Awww... Congrats! She's beautiful and Lincoln is adorable. Lovely name for a lovely girl. :-)

December 20, 2013 6:41 PM

Yay! Thanks so much for posting. I was just wondering about you this afternoon and hoping Maeve had made her appearance. So adorable!

December 21, 2013 12:30 AM

Congratulations! A beautiful name for a beautiful girl! Lincoln looks adorable too. 

Thanks for the pics too. Good luck with the photography and enjoy getting to know little Maeve. 

By Coll
December 22, 2013 2:25 PM

Great story and a beautiful girl! Congrats on Mae's arrival!

December 22, 2013 9:35 PM

Aw, yay! Congratulations to you and your family! 

December 24, 2013 6:46 PM

Congratulations, and it was very fun to see the faces that go with the names. Your kids are adorable, and I have to say you are much more collected and graceful during the act of giving birth than anyone I have ever seen! 

December 26, 2013 1:35 PM

Beautiful name, and beautiful little girl! Congratulations!

December 26, 2013 4:22 PM

Her newborn photos are done!

Thank you all for the warm wishes! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday! 

June 4, 2014 1:31 AM

Maeve is the most gorgeous name. It is the name we will use if we end up having a girl.

Congratulations. The most beautiful name!!!

July 28, 2014 3:34 PM

what a lovely name!! Maeve and Lincoln sound great together. Congrats!