Please Welcome Harriet Louise Topper-Curtis.

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This is my daughter Harriet! She was born on January 6, 2015 at 9:30 pm, just a few days past her due date. We are so overwhelmed with love and exhaustion and wonder and relief that she’s really here and she’s beautiful and perfect and alive.

Sweet Harriet asleep in papa's lap. #hattiegram #love

Not getting much work done these days, and that’s OK. So far, Hattie pretty much wants to be held in my arms 24/7. We’re hoping soon she will start getting used to life outside the womb and let me have my arms back for a few hours a day, but until then, I can’t complain too much about sitting in my rocking chair in front of the fire with a sweet newborn baby in my arms, all day every day. Thank god for family and friends and neighbors and especially my mother! who are incredibly generous in helping us all stay well-fed and clean and happy through this intense and beautiful time!

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