The birth may have been less than ideal, but the result is absolute perfection.
Tala Sabine came into the world on Friday, March 15, at 12:57 p.m., after 20 hours of labor and an emergency Cesarean section.
“You can say that your daughter was born on a day when it snowed,” said one of the operating room staff, when I woke up at 3:00 p.m.
“She’s perfect,” said my husband, who stood at my side with tears in his eyes. “She looks like you, but brown. She’s you, with my skin!”
Tala means “star”, and this one has been the star of the show even before her birth. Marlon and I are her biggest fans, and we are in love… with her, with each other, with our new family.
Thank you to everyone who waited (patiently or impatiently) with me for Tala’s arrival. Thanks for all the prayers and good vibes you sent for the birth. They worked—although my daughter and I need to stay in the hospital for four days, we are both safe, healthy and happy.
There are stories to share and things to do, but savoring all of this comes first. Thank you all, and see you very soon!