My new nephew is here, safe and sound! I'm so happy - I started crying when Nana called me to tell me the news. His name is Ian Henry and my family's surname - the name is sure to make some people quite happy in our family, including me.
So special, so wonderful. I'm quite speachless.
Not only am I happy, but to tell you the truth I am so relieved I am crying. After our loss I was so terribly scared that something would take this wonder from my brother's life. I was terrified for him - terrified that he would never know the beauty of holding his child. but I never told him so. I find little use in scaring people when there is no form of intervention available to them. As we all know, babies do or don't arrive in good health, and much of the time there is little reason to be found for the outcome.
I am so pleased. I will thank God tonight for the blessings of the day.
Too bad you aren't all here with me - I'd order up some wine and fine chocolates for the house. Hurrah!