We’ve taken to calling her Orly, and I think it’s going to stick. Also, it also doesn’t autocorrect to Oral, so that’s a plus. And I find it suits her. Google also tells me that Orly means “You are my light” in Hebrew, which combined with Orla meaning “golden princess” is lovely. And the 10 day old update is: she’s doing great!
With 3 little sisters, Kaya is a professional tummy time trainer at this point.
I really felt bummed to miss the typical 4th of July celebrations this year – but we blew up the pool and had a barbecue at home. We had a few favors and balloons and the kids referred to it as a “party” – although admittedly the definition of party has changed in the last 4 months. But they were AMPED all evening – especially Maggie!
A tanning session a day makes the jaundice go away! (Note: we left her in direct sunlight for all of 2 minutes, for all you critics out there. And she doesn’t actually need phototherapy).
Look at all those little icons after my name on my UNC MyChart account – so many ducklings!
We are proud to announce the birth of Baby Rose #4, now known as Orla Belle Rose. Born at 6 lb 11 oz on a busy Friday evening (June 26) at UNC at 7:01pm. It was a pretty uneventful labor, followed by 2 minutes of mayhem and a delivery by the nurse – and there was a beautiful baby girl! We are so lucky to welcome her to our family and our hearts are full.
I even delivered COVID-19 style with a mask in place!
Last picture as a family of 5! (On the way to the hospital – you can’t even tell I’m in labor!)
Today was a big day of celebration – first, we celebrated the 2nd birthday of Maggie’s hematologic system (ie her 2 year anniversary from her cord blood transplant). And we celebrated the amazing dad that Tommy is for Father’s Day!
Maggie was SUPER confused and kept telling us that she was “not two, THREE.” And then she saw the cake and decided it was just fine with her to be two again if it meant chocolate cake! We feel so lucky to celebrate this milestone that we weren’t sure would happen.