Mom and Dad met at a friend’s house during a birthday party and have been together twelve years now. When they found out they were having a girl Dad was super excited and emotional because he wanted a little princess. Mom was happy and had tears of joy. The doctor kept talking about other things, but she was so happy, she doesn’t remember anything else that was said.
The (Disney!) Name
This is a family of Disney fans, so they wanted to name their little girl something that reminded them of Disney. It was between the name Arielle and Ellie (from Up), but a close friend had a baby girl several months before and named her Ellie, so Mom and Dad were left with Arielle and couldn’t be happier!
Labor was a long 20 hours that Mom would like to never repeat, but seeing baby Arielle for the first time made all the pain go away…for a brief moment. Dad did well, helped Mom through everything and managed to stay awake the entire time. As for expectations, Mom and Dad both say that Arielle turned out a lot bigger and cuter than they thought she would be.
Mom’s first thoughts when she saw Arielle were feelings of joy and happiness. She also marveled at how amazing it was that this little person had lived inside her for nine months. Dad was emotional and super happy that Arielle was healthy. He says he has never seen something so beautiful in his life.
Those First Days
The first few days were a combination of happiness and exhaustion. Mom and Dad are so happy that Arielle is healthy and growing. Everyday they see something new in their precious little one. Like every first time parent, they may not have completely comprehended the lack of sleep and exhaustion involved in a new baby, but they are head over heels in love with their little girl!