This is one of my favorite pictures. I took it with my cell phone in the hospital room on Vera's first night. Ben had gone home to sleep and it was just me and her. I remember it was [finally] really quiet and still and I just stared at her sweet alert little face. It was surreal after all that waiting to finally meet her, and looking at the picture fills me with a sweet sense of nostalgia for that moment.
Happy Birthday Vera!
We love you so much - we can't even believe how much!