“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
-Frederick Keonig


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Welcome to the World

On May 21, 2017 at 7:19 a.m., Arlo Nicholas Saxton made his debut two weeks early (I was exactly 38 weeks). After laboring for about 24 hours (from the time my water broke until the time we realized he wasn’t coming out vaginally), I ended up having a cesarian section, but I don’t have many complaints. Other than him getting stuck, my labor was fairly uneventful and didn’t hurt nearly as much as I feared (thank you epidural – but even that I waited quite a while for).

Our hearts grew with our family that day. I imagine it the way the Grinch’s heart grew and broke the X-ray frame, that’s how it felt anyway. So much love in our little family.

Welcome to the World, Arlo!

Arlo Birth Announcement