Thursday, 23 February 2017

Samantha

 
Samantha Trish Rooney, we love you.

Born Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 via Caesarean section at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, our little girl is doing well. Meanwhile, we've had to look at each other a few times to say "she's real."

After Dominic we never thought we'd have another child. Certainly not so soon. Just like Dom, once Trish found out she was pregnant she steadfastly refused to believe it until she was born.

Unlike Dom, Samantha has some hair already and is a bit bigger than he was at first. But her face is familiar, those chubby cheeks and cute nose beg to be kissed and she definitely has a healthy set of lungs.

Though still a C-section, hers was quite a different scenario to enter the world. Two of the nurses in the operating room were friends of ours. It wasn't an emergency situation because we knew well in advance she was facing the wrong way for a natural delivery. No 29 hours of labour leading up to it, and nothing to worry about after.

She enters a world of hope where she could grow up to do anything imaginable. There will be challenges, sure, but we will do everything we can to help her navigate them.

And she's got a brother looking down on her, one whom she'll never meet but will learn so much about.
 

18 comments:

  1. Congrats to you both!!!!! She is so precious.

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  2. Congratulations to both of you! She is absolutely adorable

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  3. Welcome Samantha!!! Beautiful baby girl, soooo very happy for your family!

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  4. Awww! How wonderful for you! Her brother is looking down and feeling so proud! Congrats!

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  5. Amazing! A beautiful baby girl, a miracle to be sure as all little people entering this big world seem to be. Congratulations Sean and family!

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  6. Congratulations! She is perfect in every way! I truly believe she's already met her big brother though! Xoxo

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  7. So happy for your family.
    Sending you light and love and high fiving Dom for watching over Mamma during this pregnancy.
    Samantha, I hope some day I can meet you and give you a thumbs up.
    Congratulations!!!

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  8. So happy for you. Wonderful news. May the three of you enjoy many years of love and joy. I'm sure Dom is watching over all of you.

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  9. Congratulations on your beautiful daughter. ������❤️

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  10. So happy for the three of you. May you have many joyful years together. I know Dom is watching over each of you. Blessings.

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  11. Congratulations! February 23 is the BEST day for a baby girl to arrive! I am Hannah Smith's aunt (for context) and my own miracle baby girl turned 19 today. May your Samantha fill your world with wonder, magic and giggles.

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  12. Congratulations to you both on the birth of your beautiful baby girl !! May she bring you many years of happiness and love ��

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  13. Congratulations to the entire family!!! Amazing news!!!

    Dana

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  14. 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
    So much love. Welcome Samantha.💜

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  15. Congratulations! She is beautiful

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  16. Congrats!!! She's lovely and well loved!

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  17. So very happy for you and Trish. She's absolutely wonderful. Thumbs up, up and away!

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  18. This is such wonderful, universe-balancing news! She's SO beautiful! You and Trish look so happy. Everyone who has been part of Dom's journey knows Samantha can't fix the past (because nobody can) but she sure can keep us all in the present! Thanks for sharing her with all of us who love you (even the ones who've never met you)!

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