Friday, March 2

The right name for her

     This week we've all been on absolute cloud nine with this little lady, and today we were finally able to decide on the right name for her! Richard and I both felt strongly right before her birthday that the names we'd had in mind just weren't right at all, so after starting over from square one and taking the last few days to talk it through, it felt SO good to find the right one. Thank you for your support and patience in waiting so long! :)

◦ Alice Loralee Carmack ◦
Born peacefully at home on Sunday, February 25th, 2018.  9 lbs 2 oz, and 20 1/2 inches long. 
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     This week has been full of the most beautiful and raw moments we've had as a family in a long time. Birth is such a spiritual and empowering experience, and going through labor and delivery with Richard for the first time was so awesome, I'm excited about writing it all down before I forget any details.

     It's amazing how such a little person can bring so much happiness, and all the downtime together has felt so peaceful and calm and right. I feel so close to heaven when I'm with all my people! and trying to explain the love I have for them would just leave me in a big balling hormonal mess right now.haha

     My heart just feels so full. I've spent the week messy haired and makeup-free, feeling like a human milk machine in my sexy mesh undies and I can hardly see straight from sleep deprivation, but it's been so so wonderful. This feels like such a fresh start and jumping off point, and no matter how messy these days are, they're truly the best days and I want to savor every minute that I can.
 
     Thank you for your support in documenting her pregnancy and for your neverending encouragement through it all,

        You're so loved baby girl!!

27 comments:

  1. So very excited for the 8 of you and for Alice’s safe and healthy delivery. Enjoy every moment of these brand new days πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you so much Stef, that means a lot. We really are just taking our time soaking up every little noise and yawn and newborn wrinkle. I hope we can drag them out as much as possible!

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  2. She looks so tiny in these pics but oh so beautiful. I adore the one of her big yawn πŸ’žπŸ§œπŸ»‍♀️

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  3. So precious! Children are such blessings from above!

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  4. Beautiful name, beautiful family! Congratulations, little fox tribe!

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  5. She's perfect. Many blessings to you and your tribe.

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  6. What a beautiful story you have! Love reading it and grateful you are willing to share it. I love The name Alice(my last baby’s middle name, after her Grandma. Although I wanted It as a first name for her the hubs settled for a middle name).

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  7. Such a beautiful name! So glad you have had this sweet downtime as a family with your new little lady!!

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  8. Precious and beautiful! Home births are the best!

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  9. Alice is a beautiful name and she looks so much like her Daddy! So happy she arrived peacefully and I wish you much happiness. Enjoy every moment, you know they grow so quickly! I love following your stories and seeing the love, happiness and joy that your whole family has!

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  10. How absolutely lovely. Beautiful name, and a perfect addition to your family. What a lucky little lady she is x

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  11. The best. Alice is beyond gorgeous. My own daughters and I are loving her baby pics on Instagram. I am so happy for you and Richard.

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  12. Such a perfect name for your lovely little lady , enjoy every moment, you and your family deserve all the happiness in the world

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  13. What a gorgeous name! She looks absolutely precious and perfect. Congratulations and wishing your family all the best xo www.satisfyhersoul.com

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS, Emily and little Fox family. Beautiful name for a beautiful little girl. Glad she's here safe and sound. Wishing you all so much joy. :)

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  15. How wonderful and what a beautiful name for a beautiful girly. She will always be loved so much. Enjoy every second, they grow too quickly!
    Much love, Caitylis x x
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  16. Congrats!! She is so so beautiful, so happy for you and your family! Would you be open the sharing the names you didn’t wind up using? Always love hearing what people were deciding between! Lots of love xx

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  17. Aww!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us. ❤️❤️❤️

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  18. She is perfect! And I agree, she looks just like Richard. I am so happy for him, he deserves for her to look just like him. Love her name. No one has ever been a cuter Alice! But I would have to call her Loralee, it really suites her. I have one girl, Nadalynn Rayne, and 3 boys, Jesse Cain, Judson Wayne (Jud), and Rhetton Payne (Rhett) ❤️ Much love for each of you!

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  19. Congratulations to you and Richard! Alice is divine!

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  20. Such a beautiful name for a darling little girl! Congratulations to you all <3

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  21. Awe, welcome Alice from another Alice! Congratulations on your beautiful new addition!

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  22. I am so absolutely happy for you both and your adorable family ♥

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  23. Congratulations on your bundle of joy and what a beautiful name!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  24. She is so precious! LOOK at all that hair, what a beauty! God Bless You, Alice, Richard and the whole fam!

    ~Lilly

    www.theoccupiedoptimist.com

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  25. I just discovered your blog and saw this post and wondered what name you chose. Scrolling, scrolling excited to find out and it’s “Alice” !!! My name is Alice!!! She is absolutely beautiful and I wish you all the best! I absolutely love my name and I hope she does too! Alice the noble, the kind and may she be just that

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