She was born at 9:57pm on April 29, 2009. She weighed in at 7.7 pounds and was 20 inches long. She was delivered by a C-section at the International Hospital in Istanbul. She came out with her eyes open and has been taking in the sights ever since. Here's a link where you can see her beautiful face, her proud parents and her jet-lagged but excited Grandmother. Feel free to pass the link on to those who might be interested!
How precious is she! My beautiful niece. I can't wait for the day when she will come to the States and I can hold her in my arms. I'm sure that I will be crying more than her. Everytime I see her pictures, big tears just stream down my face (even as I type this). She is such a beautiful gift and she makes my heart feel so full.
We had a great time and I am still surprised that it actually happened. God has knocked me off of my feet this week. I am grateful for each moment.