Another Blessing Has Arrived!

Though I still have posts publishing regularly, Of The Hearth’s social media pages have been pretty quiet this past week because I’ve been a little busy with this precious one:

Nitara Irene at 5 days of age

We welcomed our second daughter, Nitara Irene, on June 24th. Nitara means “deeply rooted” and Irene means “peace.” She weighed 8 lbs 7 oz and was 19 in long.

We were so blessed to have the support of wonderful healthcare professionals during her birth—a successful VBAC! Nitara did require a short NICU stay because she had a little difficulty adjusting to life outside mommy, but she is doing wonderfully now.

Nitara Irene in the NICU

My older daughter, Amaris, isn’t quite sure what to make of our new blessing, but she is slowly beginning to understand that Nitara is part of the family.

Nitara Irene meeting big sister

Thanks be to God for his abundant blessings!

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  1. Congratulations! Your daughters are beautiful – enjoy your “babymoon”!

  2. Congratulations on your precious bundle! I enjoy your blog very much and wish you the very best during this wonderful moment in your life. 🙂

  3. Shannon, congratulations! Nitara is a beautiful girl, and her name is so awesome! That’s so incredibly wonderful and exciting 🙂

  4. Laurie S says:

    Congratulations on birth of your little girl. God is so good!

  5. Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations on your beautiful new baby! Blessings for your family, and prayers that she’s a good sleeper-so Mom can get a little rest! ;0)

    • Shannon says:

      Thanks, Laura! She was born a bit early (37w1d), so she actually slept a lot her first week. She’s waking more now, but it hasn’t been too bad.

  7. Congratulations, Shannon!

  8. Julie B. says:

    Congratulations Shannon to you and your husband. May God bless your growing family!

  9. Congratulations! How exciting!!

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