Introducing Mattea!

Posted: 7 December 2021

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Everyone, meet Mattea Elizabeth!

(That's pronounced mah-TAY-ah, for those unsure.)

She came into the world in March, a gift of light in a petite and joyful package; her name is the rhythm my heart beats.

She's also suffering from serious second-child syndrome: when Lindon was a baby, we "introduced" him to our blog at four months old. Mattea just turned nine months old and here we finally are.

Though we had a c-section scheduled for her at just past 39 weeks, she was ready earlier, and I went into labor at 38 weeks, 5 days, the morning of 4 March. The only minor bummer about this spontaneous labor was that we had planned to take maternity photos that evening—instead, Michael did a few in our labor & delivery room (the first shot below), the last ever photos of me pregnant. Later that afternoon, our sweet girl came into the world wide awake and yelling, and, hilariously, spent much of her first hour hiccuping.

Since that day, Mattea has grown chunky and stretched out; has made gremlin noises, sweet little coos, and many funny little giggles; she went through a difficult journey to learn how to nurse well, including a lip and tongue tie release at about four weeks old. At 9 months old, she crawls, pulls up to stand, cruises, chatters and babbles, eats just about everything you put in front of her, and laughs most at her big brother, who adores her.

She's an amazing addition to the energy of our family, and we can't wait to show her all the things the world is made of. Enjoy a selection of my favorite "real" photos of her from the last 9 months, and remain on the lookout for more in the future!

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