Then, Amelia.

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My heart is so full it's hard to speak. We have adopted a baby girl. We were honored and privileged to be asked by her luminous birthmother and her gentle birthfather to attend her birth. That moment, and the four days we spent in a hospital room with them and their family and friends were the most incredible, and humbling, of my entire life. This baby was born into the most beautiful circle of people I can possibly imagine, and both Andy and I are in continuous awe of their tremendous strength, courage, and incredible love. Our gratitude is boundless. Her birthgrandfather took this picture of Mt. Hood at sunrise on the morning of her birth. It made me cry when I saw it on his camera, and it makes me cry now to look at it again. It is a symbol of an auspicious beginning.


Amelia Jolene Beatrix Paulson
October 14, 2012, at 5:42 p.m.
8 pounds, 3 ounces; 20 inches


Welcome, welcome, welcome dear, sweet, precious, exquisite, wonderful, wonder-full Amelia. I love you more than I can say.


How absolutely WONDERFUL! She is beautiful...and she is very lucky to have you and Andy as parents...

Congratulations...she is beautiful!

OMG, your news made me tear up. As the mother of 3 incredible children (all adopted), let me just say your life will never be the same. Blessings to your beautiful family!!

Linda Nichols says: October 18, 2012 at 05:53 PM

I knew it! I knew it! I knew it!! Woopeeeee!!!!!!!!
Congratulations. My heart overflows for you.

Oh, Alicia....*tears* She's beautiful.

What a lucky and lovely girl! May your family have much joy, understanding, and love. All the best!

My heart is so full of joy for all three of you, right now!

Congratulations to you both on Amelia's arrival.

How wonderful for you and all the families. Congratulations.

Congratulations! Amelia is such a lucky girl... and of course, so are you.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! I am so excited for you guys! Yay! Yay! Hello beautiful beautiful Amelia. My heart is bursting for you all.

tears of joys. so so happy for all of you! amelia is a beautiful name for a beautiful little person. enjoy every moment.

I knew it!!!!!!! I missed you this week, and I just knew it!!!! I have prayed for you every single day, Alicia, and I am so very happy for you!!!!!!! There really are no words. You've had quite the journey, and I see that it led to the perfect child for you and Andy. Welcome, Amelia, and God Bless You and your wonderful parents! So happy for all of you.

She is beautiful! I am so happy for you and Andy! I was just thinking of you as I made white hot chocolate in my capresso. Hugs for all!

I have been waiting and watching and hoping for this post so hard! I am so incredibly happy for all of you. Congratulations, mega big time.

Oh! How lovely! What a beautiful end to this day. So very happy for you and Andy and this blessed child.

oh my word. what a joy for all of you. a baby girl can never be loved by too many. xo

I am sooooo excited for you!
I just knew those baby sweaters were for a reason.
Oh Congrats my heart is crying for you with happiness.
Enjoy that beautiful baby!!

Congratulations! I am sooo happy for you. I almost never comment, but I just wanted to wish you the very best!

Cindy Pittman says: October 18, 2012 at 06:00 PM

You're a Mommy! And Daddy! I'm so very thankful that you have been blessed this way! Oh, what a forever journey you are now on. And....(hope, hope, hope) what a delight to get a sweet glimpse of her in your life.

So profoundly happy for all three of you,


Rebecca Clark says: October 18, 2012 at 06:00 PM

I am crying with joy as I type this post. What wonderful news, you two have been in my prayers for this wonderful gift since you posted you were starting journey. Amelia you are so Loved♥

Your friend,

So happy for all of you! Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Congratulations on the arrival of this beautiful soul! Love her name. Best of luck to you and yours on the beginning of an amazing adventure!

Goosebumps! Congratulations to all of you! ♥

Welcome to the world little Amelia!!

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at