Do I really have a daughter?!

6 Jan

Solace India Mae Laparra

January 1, 2012
8lbs 8oz
20 3/4” long
34 hours of labor

This little girl has completely changed my life.

Solace means “to comfort” and after our journey with adoption and our molar pregnancy, this name seemed so fitting and perfect. It’s pronounced “soul-ace.” We like the nickname Sol which means “sun” in spanish (bringing in Nick’s heritage).

India is a place Nick and I hold very close to our hearts. If ever the Lord wills, we would love to return someday.

Mae is after my great-grandma whom I was close with. She was affectionately called “Mae-Mae” but she passed away this year. Solace would have been her first great-great grandchild.

She’s so perfect in every way.

Nick’s face just about sums it all up! We are head over heels in love with her.

Feel free to visit us! Just call ahead to check in (we live on Solace time now!) But please don’t come if you’re sick. :)


8 Responses to “Do I really have a daughter?!”

  1. Louis January 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    How amazing to see the story of your daughter’s birth unfold over the course of yours and Nick’s blogging! :) Thank Jesus for his amazing ability to provide comfort in seemingly impossible situations. May you and your family be continually blessed.

  2. Barnabas January 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Beautiful baby. I’m really happy for y’all, and I absolutely love her name.

  3. cozziscorner January 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Great blog and beautiful baby! Congratulations!

  4. Auntie Mo January 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    She is ssssooo aborable!! I want to meet her soon!! Congrats you and Nick make one cute baby!!

  5. Stephanie January 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Congratulations! Praise God! Love her name!

  6. heatheronamission January 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    haha love Nick’s reaction. She is SO precious!

  7. Stephanie Barnhart Pilling January 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Becky, she is BEAUTIFUL! I am so happy for your family. Thanks for sharing pictures and the video…I’m sorry we live so far apart at times like these!

  8. Mindy January 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    This is beyond cute! We are so happy for you guys! Brian and I loved Nicks reaction in the video (Brian teared up! He’s becoming quite the softy haha)

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