Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Maya Carol Ingersoll

 My beautiful, perfect neice, Maya Carol Ingersoll was born on Friday, January 17, 2014.
 She is the first child of my only sibling, my younger brother Adam.   There is something so strange, and so shocking, and so amazing about your sibling becoming a parent.  It's so exciting when anyone you love brings a new life into this world.  But this seems a little different.  This sibling relationship is so unique and so special.  And so this baby of my little brother's...she's extra special too.

 This family is head over heels in love with this sweet girl.  She is so surrounded by love and adoration.  You can feel it oozing out of our pores all day every day.  Truly.

 And we are here to support these new parents in our midst.  They are taking to this parenting so beautifully from what I've seen, and I couldn't be prouder.

And Mari....oh what a good mother she is!  She's always had such sweet, mothering, nurturing qualities to her...and she's embracing new motherhood, and all its uncertainties and fear and sleep deprivation, with the same beauty, grace, calm, and patience that she brings to everything else.

And my Sadie, of course, is thrilled beyond words to have a sweet baby girl cousin to love and teach and play with.  And I can't wait to see their relationship grow over's going to be great!

Welcome to the world sweet Maya.  We love you so much and are so glad you're here! 


Adam Ingersoll said...

I love it. Beautifully written as usual. She is very lucky to have such a loving Aunt!


Gratefulmom said...

Congratulations to your family! Maya is beautiful and she has a wonderful family to grow up with!