Some Happy News

Today I’m going to the hospital for something wonderful, for a change:  My niece, Chloe Campbell Coppen (as if that moniker doesn’t scream “destined for greatness”) was born last night, weighing in at 8 lbs. 3 oz! My adorable brother, The Prince of Schmaltz at the best of times, has been transformed into a bag of happy emotional mush.  My amazing sister-in-law is “doing fine” as men always write when they send out birth announcements – meaning that she is in good health and spirits but probably ripped, stitched, exhausted and quite likely still reverberating with the force of the universe that just tidal-waved its way though her body to bring another human life into being. Oh, and trying to learn to breastfeed to boot.  Ah, women.  We’re so unbelievably heroic. 

Welcome little Chloe!

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7 responses to “Some Happy News

  1. Sandra

    Congrats to S & S and to you of course!

  2. Anita

    Congratulations!! That’s amazing.

    (although “ripped and stitched” was a bit vivid for me. Yowsa)!

  3. Jodi

    Yay. Mazel Tov.

  4. Katie

    Congrats! Thanks for sharing this wonderful news.

    And I can’t tell you how picture perfect your description of the aftermath of childbirth is:

    “ripped, stitched, exhausted and quite likely still reverberating with the force of the universe that just tidal-waved its way though her body to bring another human life into being”

    There’s no doubt you’re writing from first hand experience! Reading your post, it feels like just yesterday … (but actually it was over 6 years ago!)

  5. Jane

    Congratulations Auntie Leanne. Now you HAVE to get better ’cause you now have your obligatory “auntie” duties to fill. You know… give the child lots of sugar and then send them home, give loud musical instruments as gifts and so on… LOL

    Keep fighting girl… we are ALL behind you.

  6. angela

    Babies are the best….enjoy, angela

  7. Trina

    Reading a bit of your story brings back memories from not so long ago with myself, I was just given the all’s great from the oncologist, no metastis still can’t find it in the breast and the lymph nodes are clear, just try to be positive in every aspect of life, thanxs for sharing with us what you have been through, hope to hear good news from you soon!!!Along with traditional therapy I’m also seeing a naturopath and am doing a cancer protocal that they use in Europe!!! Seems to be working!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!!!

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