meet leya


07/03/2017 at 12:23pm

7lbs 3oz

Northwestern Memorial Hospital


due date  :: 06/28/2017

Dzenan & Alisa :: My husband and I have known each other for 13 years. We met during my Senior year of High School through mutual friends. We immediately had a connection and soon after started to date for some time. But then we separated and life took us to different directions. We crossed paths 7 years later. He had moved into the building one of my best friends was living in. When we crossed paths again, sparks were still flying and we reconnected our romance. Four years later, we get married (8/5/2017)

alisa’s labor  :: My labor never started naturally. I had an induction scheduled and never truly experienced extreme contractions. By the time my contractions started, I received an epidural and before I knew it, after pushing for 40 minutes (even though it felt like 15) our little princess arrived. Overall I can’t complain and found it to be a lot easier than I had anticipated.

first moments with baby :: Magical. Indescribable. Surreal. Emotional. I couldn’t believe that she was finally here after 9 months and that she was ours.  In that moment, I felt this overwhelming love and I couldn’t believe she was real. I thought I could never love someone as much as I did then, and I was wrong. My love for her grows each and every day. Even after a rough exhausting day, an hour after she’s in bed I miss her and can’t wait to see that smiling face during our feedings or as she wakes.

favorite thing about baby :: His adorable face:)

alisa :: mommy ::  five words –  loving, fearless, brave, selfless, giving

best change in daddy since becoming a daddy (according to mommy)  :: Dad says I’ve become stronger.

dzenan :: daddy ::  five words –Loving, patient, protective, caring, sweet

best change in mommy since becoming a daddy (according to mommy)  :: He’s become a softy. He has shown me a very sweet and a caring side I haven’t seen from him.

leya :: new little lady ::  five words –alert, incredible, sweet, angel face, smiley

favorite thing about baby :: All of it but especially her smile which melts my heart and her little feet.

Your perfect Sunday  :: Staying in bed for hours while drinking coffee, making plans and staring at Leya while she is asleep and of course, cuddling with her.

what about this stage in your life do you want to always remember :: I want to remember a few things. How precious life and time is and how blessed I am. I never want to take it for granted again. And I want to remember how tiny and sweet she is. Before I know it, she will be a big girl.

Allie beauchesne