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Our sweet little girl has arrived: Elizabeth Grace

April 8, 2016

Just a short post to say … we are parents!

Elizabeth (“pledged to God) Grace Lupul
March 23, 2016
10:50pm | 8lb 3oz

Troy and I are just over two weeks into parenthood, and loving our little girl to bits. With all the friends we’ve had go before us as parents, there really is nothing you can do to prepare for what delivery is like emotionally and how you’ll feel when you see your very own child for the first time. Troy and I both cried, of course, but I think it was the afternoon we brought her home when it hit us – we’re parents! As we entered the elevator, a giddy excitement filled my heart. We stopped for smoothies on the way home, and Lizzie started to fuss and wail in the back seat. Knowing she was likely just hungry, I tried to buy some time by singingΒ You are my sunshine… and it worked! New mom for the win! As we had our first evening at home, we felt such peace and thankfulness that delivery was over, she was healthy, I was fine (well, healing πŸ˜‰ ), and we were now at that ‘next stage’. Troy is the proudest Daddy ever, he could pop a button every time he looks at her. It’s pretty adorable I must say πŸ˜‰ Love you babe, and am so excited to do this journey of parenting with you!

When we get our newborn photos back I will share, but here is a look back at my pregnancy with Elizabeth Grace, and a few first sneak peeks at our little girl and new life together…


We love you Elizabeth Grace and thank God for the gift that you are to us! xo

~ Mommy & Daddy


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  • April 8, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Congrats Lani and Troy,Β  Glad to hear that Elizabeth came into the world safe and sound.Β  God Bless your entire family.Β  Our responsibility now is to be her extended family through God. Brent

    • Lani April 8, 2016 at 2:41 PM

      Thanks for the well wishes Brent!

  • Blush, Belly and Babies April 8, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    It’s such a wonderful stage of life that you both are going through. Magical, frightening, heart warming and stopping in equal measure. The day I brought my first son home from hospital I had to pop into a shop to get some essentials. For some unknown reason to me I was convinced that I could hear him crying the whole time I was in the store. I suppose looking back now I was very anxious. When I read how you stopped for smoothies I was awestruck. Wishing you all the best.

  • Chanel Bailey April 9, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    She is so very precious and you both look so proud! Enjoy and welcome to motherhood! It is a journey!😍

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