7 December, 2009  |   27 Comments

She happened.

The Dots

Quite seriously, I thought I’d be pregnant for the rest of my life.
It didn’t matter that the due date wasn’t here yet.
I just was this crankyuncomfortable baby-house, lumbering up stairs, halfheartedly considering Christmas, signing heavily.

So Saturday afternoon, when the contractions started coming every four minutes, I was eager to make my dash to the hospital.


27 thoughts on “She happened.

  1. 1
    bellastella says:

    Congratulations, Helen Jane!

  2. 2
    Ryan says:

    Yay! Congrats, she is beautiful.

  3. 3
    Emily says:

    Hooray! She’s beauteous.

  4. 4
    MLE says:

    Congratulations Hearns! I love her name as well.

  5. 5

    Congrats! She’s adorable! And no drugs? You’re a rock star, seriously.

    P.S. Also, Tra Vigne? YUM. I nearly died upon the sheer mention of that glorious restaurant! I need to go back!

  6. 6
    Meredith says:

    Oh my. Dinner at Tra Vigne AND a new baby! You hit the jackpot this weekend!

    LOVE the name (Dorothy was my beloved grandmother’s name, too.) She’s adorable. Congrats to all.

  7. 7
    nicole says:

    Yay! Congrats to you all! And, cuddle up 🙂

  8. 8
    mary beth says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  9. 9
    Alyce says:

    Congratulations, Hearn family. You’re a fearsome foursome now (minus the four legged children). Yay!

  10. 10
    amanda says:

    Congratulations! Wonderful news. I love the name – of course, I love both of your daughters’ names (my daughter’s name is Jane Norah, after all).

  11. 11
    anh-minh says:

    Congratulations! What a cutie.

  12. 12
    Jessica P says:

    Very, very sweet.

  13. 13
    patricia says:

    She’s beautiful. Congratulations on the newest addition to your lovely family. <3

  14. 14
    Leah says:

    What a great story. You’re a warrior.

  15. 15
    jenB says:

    You are AMAZING, she is beautiful and hooray for little girls. I am so happy for you all. Cuddle for me as well. I miss me some baby girl and I bet Dottie is delicious.

  16. 16
    Kerri Anne says:

    Congratulations! I am surely biased, but sisters really are the best.

  17. 17
    carrster says:

    Congratulations!! She is gorgeous. Enjoy your precious new wee one & introducing her to Nora Lea.

  18. 18
    allaner says:

    congratulations! i did it the old-fashioned way too, back in october. what an accomplishment! hope you are all doing well and are happy as clams.

  19. 19
    Jane Gassner says:

    She’s a beauty. Can’t wait to see the multi-colored hair! Congratulations…

  20. 20
    Haus says:

    So happy for you – enjoy, and congratulations!

  21. 21
    Kerri K. says:

    Yay! She is beautiful. 🙂

  22. 22

    Mashallah!
    BIG hugs and congratulations to you and your family, mama!

  23. 23
    Mary says:

    Yea for the new addition to the Hearn family and for Helen getting to let go of her big belly!!! Congratulations! I miss you all a lot….extra hugs and kisses to Nora Lea.

  24. 24
    Liz Rack says:

    Dear helejane and James, So happy to hear about your new baby girl, Dorothy Jane. Talked to her Uncle Paul today and she just missed coming into the world on his birthday by 3 hours! Maybe next time! If she had come on December 6, you would have had to name her Paula Jane! We are so happy for you and Norah Lea. You are so blessed to have your beautiful family. How wonderful that that your parents were there too, helenjane! Congratulations to you all. Have a happy Christmas together. Take good care of each other.
    Love, Liz and Robert Rack

  25. 25
    annie says:

    she’s beautiful…your writing is beautiful…you and your family are beautiful…i so wish you all lived closer…no, i so wish i lived in california where i wouldn’t be up to my neck in snow! lots of love to the four of you! annie

  26. 26
    C says:

    Congrats! Welcome to the world Dottie!

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    Jolene says:

    I am so happy for you! I wandered from facebook to your page to find out if you had that little baby. And you did! Blessings and all to you and yours.

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