News: She’s Here

News: She's Here

Our baby girl was born 7lbs 11oz on November 11, 2013.

We call her “Mira”.


Mira is the name of a red star in the constellation Cetus. It means “wonder”.

Our little star of wonder. A healthy, happy baby. We are elated that she is now a part of our world.


The labor and delivery went smoothly (I delivered her in under 5 minutes!), but I had a few extremely critical complications with my postpartum recovery. A couple of blood transfusions and various procedures, including a surgery which got complicated, left me in the hospital for almost a week.  Thankfully, I’m on the mend and the seriousness of my state did not fully sink in until the after the fact. I get choked up now just thinking about how easily I could have fallen off the fragile line I was balancing upon. Before these events took place, I was plagued with worry about how I was going to manage my school work, when I’d be able to go back to work at the library, where Will will find a job after he completes school, the possibility of moving again, and how I was going to transition into being a mother of one to a mother or two. Concerns which have long since evaporated. It’s all about perspective, and I gained a healthy dose of it.


It’s going to take me awhile before I’m back into full swing, so if you’ve emailed me or have tried to get in touch with me one way or another, I promise to get back to you as soon as I can. Each day I feel stronger. This morning, I had the privilege of waking up to the two most beautiful girls I’ve ever laid my eyes on, and a compassionate man I’m proud to call my husband. Sunshine and smiles. The best medicine anyone could ask for.


6 Responses to “News: She’s Here”

  1. Oh Rebecca!!!! I felt so scared just reading that, I can’t imagine how you felt living it! Thank EVERYTHING you’re ok. Your baby is gorgeous, just like her sister and mama. Get all better soon and I’m so happy you both are here, and oh my goodness. XO to you. It’s been far too long since we’ve chatted.

  2. Jenelle says:

    Mira is perfect. I am so happy for you and Will. I’m glad you are okay. Complications are scary. I’m struck by odd similarities between Mira’s birth and my own daughters. She was also born at an “o’clock”, on the dot- 7 PM. She also has an eleven-eleven in her birthdate (4/11/11). She was very close in weight to Mira. And I also had post-partum complications requiring blood transfusions. Not that any of these things matter in the long run, they were just little things that I noticed.
    Thank you for posting. I have been wondering how everything was going for the growing Dunn family. I feel like I know you, even though we have never met.

  3. Brandy says:

    Mira is a beautiful name and a beautiful girl.

    I’m so sorry to hear about your difficulties though. I can not imagine how scary and stressful that must have been. Glad to hear everything is looking better now and you’re recovering.

  4. What a beautiful, beautiful little one! Congratulations. I have a neighbor girl named Mira. And I’m realizing I’ve been to your blog before!

  5. Belinda says:

    I’m glad you’re all right now, how frightening! Mira looks wonderful. :) Congratulations!

  6. Fran says:

    She’s beautiful Rebecca! I’m sorry to hear about the complications but I’m glad you’re on the mend.

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