Esme (pronounced Ez-may) means "loved", which seemed perfect for this new little daughter of ours.
And she is so very loved! Greg and Isla and myself have all been overwhelmed by this little girl. She has brought the most amazing peace into our house, she has filled our hearts with so much joy and love, it has just been healing to welcome her into our family. Leading up to her birth I would have told you that our family was doing well. We all have our days, we all miss Oakes daily, but to have Esme in our lives, makes me wonder how we were getting along without her before she came. Greg and Isla and I constantly sit around, smile and just gaze at Esme. And when we catch ourselves we just smile at each other. It has been just over four weeks and we all still seem to be a little giddy.
Esme was born March 19, 7 lbs 7oz, 20.5 inches
(And her older siblings had that same head of beautiful hair!)
If these images taken by my amazing friend Heidi Drexler are not sending you over the moon, check out this video that she made for us:
Much love to all of our friends,