Bringing Home Beatrix

  1. Jen Swartout says:

    kate – congratulations. (and, this was a beautiful monday morning read 🙂 )

  2. Katie Shaw says:

    Way to make me cry, Kate!! Hahah! I know exactly what you mean. I look at Sophie who will be 12 weeks old Wednesday, and I wonder where the time has gone:( Congratulations Kate and family! Bea is just precious!

  3. Andi Taglia. e+ says:

    Congratulations and Welcome Beatrix! What a wonderful birth story…thanks for sharing the words and beautiful pictures. I am so happy for you. I know you are enjoying every moment. XO’s Andi

  4. kim says:

    So beautiful…makes me want another…thanks KATE!

  5. Amy Grenier says:

    Oh Kate your talent for words, photos, and beautiful children is tremendous. I couldn’t have said it better. You are blessed and so is she. xoxo. and thanks for the tears 🙂

  6. Louisa says:

    Beautiful story, beautiful photos and beautiful Beatrix! Thank you for sharing. Congratulations and love to all the family including Noni!

  7. Carrie Levesque says:

    I loved reading your story. Thanks for sharing Kate! I’ll be thinking about you all 🙂 Enjoy (and Happy Birthday to you!).

  8. Amanda Hayden says:

    Congrats to you and your beautiful family, Kate! What a wonderful birthday gift! 🙂 xo

  9. Erica Marshall says:

    So wonderful Kate! She is precious and Finley’s comment brought tears to my eyes! How incredibly lucky you all are! I know I don’t have to tell you this but, enjoy every minute with her! I can’t wait to meet her!!

  10. Jen says:

    So beautiful. Of course I’m crying reading this!

  11. Courtney says:

    What a beautiful story! She is one lucky little lady to have such an amazing family. And you’re right – it all happens WAY TOO FAST! Can’t wait to meet her!

  12. Anne says:

    Oh how lovely and perfect she is Katie. I love the picture of the boys in their socks! Can’t wait to meet her.

  13. Linda Buttrick says:

    Even now, I remember the first time I gazed at my newborns. You have brought me back to a time that I loved in my life–giving life! You have a way of choosing just the right words for your intimate details and personal feelings, Kate. Thanks for letting us be part of this beautiful gift–Beatrix. She will be nurtured and swathed in love. Happy, happy birtday, my friend.

    Love, Linda

  14. Christina Wolf says:

    What a lovely story, Kate! I’m teary-eyed and nostalgic for that first moment of welcoming a new baby into the world. The expressions on your boys faces are precious, they seem so excited to have a sister. Love to all of you!

  15. Meggie Preftakes says:

    I am so excited and grateful to have another family member. She is so beautiful, and fits so perfectly with the rest of the family. I am anxiously awaiting Christmas vacation when I can come home and meet her. Until then I am counting on the boys to catch her up to speed on everything she needs to know for surviving the Irvine and Preftakes family.
    I love you, and Happy Birthday!

  16. Nancy Gervais says:

    Congratulations, Kate and Doug! Mary Ann sent me the link to your site above, and I can’t tell you how beautiful and touching both your narrative and the photos were.
    I so enjoyed having the chance to share your experience if only for a few brief moments.
    Sweet, indeed, is this very special time…

    And — Merry Christmas on top of everything else!
    Nancy(Gervais)

  17. donna Bogdzewic says:

    What you just shared has touched me so deeply-I wish I could have captured those moments with John the way you did-you should write a book-I am so happy for you and your family-and I can not express the joy I share in watcheing and reading your words-God Bless you and welcome Home–We love you 🙂

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