Monday, October 21, 2013

My Cup Overflows :: Isla Skye

I haven't taken the time to post in the last 9 days because I've been too busy staring constantly at the precious little gift we were blessed with last weekend.  Sweet baby, 

Isla Skye McMahan 

arrived, unlike the rest of her family, on time on October 13th at 12:03 a.m.

Her birth was swift and perfect.

I can't tell you how overcome with thankfulness I've been in the last two weeks.  We are so fortunate.  From our family and friends taking incredible care of us, to thoughtful messages from others, to gifts and treats.  We are so lucky to have loving family that we were all able to stay with both while we waited in town for her to arrive and the two nights she and I spent at the hospital.  I had a wonderful collection of people with me when she was born and I am so very thankful for that.  
I looked back at my three incredible kids on the drive home and wondered how I got so lucky.  And for them to have one of the best Papa's I've ever seen.
Friends have cooked for me, treated me with the most thoughtful of gifts, sent their love...

Our house is so filled with love right now.  
I want to hold time right here and savor every single moment of it...
If I could just wrap this moment up and put it in my pocket to save for always.  I'm certain there will be a time when I'll look back and long for these simple days.  
These days when our life is honestly based around eating and sleeping and growing.  
The feeling of the softest-of-soft newborn skin in their first hours.
When the very first thing Ever & Tell think to do when they wake is come in and hold their new sister and kiss her.  If Tell has been gone somewhere, he comes home and goes through every room until he finds where she's resting.

The love.

And I was worried there wouldn't be enough ;)  

Our cup overflows....

Here is a glimpse into Isla's first week:


  1. So Wonderful!!! Congratulations to you all; proud parents and even prouder(?) big brother and sister! :) I'm so glad the birth went smoothly and I sure am excited to meet Isla and see her grow into her life! What a beautiful and perfect name for your third baby. So happy all are healthy and home again together. Overjoyed for you guys!

  2. It looks so peaceful...and I can hardly believe how big Tel and Ever are! Sometimes I feel like Ever, Simon, and Hayden were born just yesterday and forever ago all at the same time. Weird how that works.
    Thanks for sharing-what beautiful babies you have! Give little Isla an extra nuzzle for me. :)