Meet Iris Bloom, born on my due date, January 9, 2014. A tiny little thing, weighing 6 1b. 12 oz. She was born 9 weeks ago, and I wish I would have had the time and energy to write this post sooner because there's so much that I've already forgotten. I would love to tell you the birth story and more, but I think I'm still trying to process all of it. Hopefully I can come back here from time to time and revisit it in bits and pieces. It's been the hardest time of my life but also the most awe-inspiring. What I do know is that we love her with all of our hearts and feel very lucky to be a family.