Since I was going to Corona on July 16 to get my hair done, I told June to go ahead and be born then. I was joking of course but like a good little girl, she listened. Except I had already come back to Costa Mesa. Melody had been feeling some contractions so I packed my gear and an overnight bag. I was on my way over (a 30 minute drive) when she said to wait. So I went to my office and about an hour later, her husband Jeremy texts me that I better come.... Dear June,
This is your birth story.
On the freeway, I get this this text from your dad: "She's here!" This is the first time I see you and your mom. It's one of my favorites. Your dad and Aunt Chrissy, talking about how you were born and how they helped. They delivered you, since you seemed to be in a hurry to get here! Your brothers Owen + Levi, fast asleep. Somehow they slept through all the commotion. Your dad gets to cut the cord. So excited and happy that you're finally here! You had so much hair! Daddy gets to hold you. He was immediately in love and so were you. This is my favorite image of you. Your Grandma Joian passed away a few years ago. When I saw this tattoo of her name on your mom's wrist, I felt her presence there with us. It's something I can't really describe, I just know. I'm sure you know it too. It was so fun to wake up and see the boys. One night they went to bed without a sister and then they woke up and they had you! They were so happy and excited to meet you. Levi brought you some of his toys. They were all immediately obsessed with you! Your proud Grandparents came to visit. I know, it's exhausting being born. Your brothers fought over who could hold you, they loved you so much. Owen and Levi discussing what color eyes you might have and looking at what colors theirs are. Hi there beautiful! This is you a couple months later. You love to talk and you are so pretty! We all adore you!